We moved from LA area in August 2008. Before we moved we constantly saw the police helicopter circling several times a day. Car chases were a daily thing, if not a couple times a day. We saw SWAT in our neighborhood 3 times in less than a year. Kids' school being on lockdown several times.
So when we moved up here, I was glad to be leaving all that behind us.
In the 3 1/2 years that we've lived here we've seen several hit and runs in front of our house. Those were mostly unlicensed drivers that took off. We've also seen 2 police chases, but again those were unlicensed drivers that weren't smart enough to just stop.
We do have crime here, but it usually stays in a certain area.
So when it came to our neighborhood, it was a little shocking.
There was a standoff with police 2 blocks from my house. From the news, the police went to serve a high risk warrant because one of them bought a gun. This lead to a 4 hour standoff.
Before anyone asks, these were taken from my yard, 2 blocks away from where it was actually going on.