"I would Call It A Neighborhood Watch On Steroids."

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Thu, August 16 2012 at 6:10 PM, Updated: Thu, August 16 2012 at 6:41 PM

After having his ten $10,000 camp trailer stolen from his property, an O'brien man is working to build a neighborhood watch. If a neighbor calls they will show up. Armed and in numbers.

Sam Nichols hopes to gather volunteers for a community watch group to patrol the streets and trails around their neighborhood. After losing his seven year-old travel trailer to a group of thieves he's ready to put a stop to it. Since the Josephine County Sheriff's Office lost employees and is now down to just seven deputies (one patrolling the Illinois Valley) residents say they fear the criminal element is getting worse.

Here are the laws regarding citizens arrest in the state of Oregon.

http://oregon.statelawyers.com/Statutes/Index.cfm?StateID=37&ID=47034

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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