A Hamden neighborhood said loitering is getting so out of control, they don't feel safe on their own streets.
They said they have asked police to do more for them, and now they're taking action.
The neighborhood near the Hamden/New Haven line has had enough. It's quiet in the morning, but late in the day and especially during the evening residents said crowds of people who don't live there have started hanging out and are usually up to no good.
Now they're joining together calling themselves The First Street Community, and their goal is to get police to do more - like foot patrols.
The group is even holding monthly meetings to tackle the issues.
One problem area, residents said, is near a store and pizza parlor. There are no loitering signs posted outside and residents said police have been more visible recently.
Residents said they just really want police to be more aggressive.
Hamden police said patrols in the area have been increased, and a weekend bike patrol began there last month.
In addition, police officers have been asked by superiors to do paperwork in the area, just so they can be more visible.
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