Troy community working to ensure safety

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Updated: 7/22 6:23 am
TROY N.Y. -Troy police say they are getting more calls than normal for suspicious activity ever since the city has asked the community to step up and be more vigilant.

Monday, the mayor held an emergency meeting with the police and fire departments to address the recent criminal activities in the Lansingburgh neighborhood. Including the six suspicious fires six suspicious fires that were set 10-15 minutes apart early Monday morning.

Since the mayor’s meeting, police have increased patrols in the area and the city has asked residents to call police if they see anything out of the ordinary.

The fire department has also asked residents to leave their lights on at night.

No arrests have been made; police say the possible suspect likely used a bike to travel to the different locations where they set fires.

As for the homicide investigation involving 16-year-old Eshane Walker, no arrests have been made so far.

There will be a meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club. The mayor and police chief will be in attendance to discuss the recent crimes and address residents’ concerns.

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