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Spokane couple frustrated with crime and lack of police response

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One Spokane couple if fed up with being ripped off in their neighborhood. One Spokane couple if fed up with being ripped off in their neighborhood.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Kyle Castleberry says crime in his north central neighborhood is out of control.

"It's super frustrating and very very stressful in daily life," Kyle says.

Over the last few months he's made more than half a dozen reports to police who he says won't even pick up surveillance video of thieves doing their dirty work.

"I've lived everywhere from California, Chicago, Florida...I've never experienced crime like this. It's crazy. Especially to not have any kind of police response."

KHQ did some digging and learned that Kyle's neighborhood is a hot spot, with 45 calls to police in just the last week. Property crimes across the city are up nearly six percent over last year and Kyle is afraid that it's going to get worse before police do anything.

"I think it's going to take something extreme and huge... Something that's going to really impact the community for something to be done about it, and that's terrible."

Spokane Police say it's important to keep reporting any crime so they can better focus their patrols.

KHQ's Patrick Erickson got a copy of Kyle's surveillance video, which he plans to take to police. We'll follow up on this story with any updates we receive.

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