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Crimes going unreported in Mountain's Edge

Posted at 6:29 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 23:22:19-04

Dozens of crimes are going unreported in Mountain's Edge, according to a man who lives in the community. 

Joceph Valle has seen crime go up in his neighborhood, but the calls to police don't. 

"Last week there were five car break-ins and only one person reported it," Valle said. 

Valle, who started a Mountain's Edge Facebook page, said people are frustrated with police when they don't respond to non-violent crimes. 

"People don't know they should report the crimes, they feel like it's not enough or they're frustrated with Metro for not doing something about it," Valle said. 

13 Action News spoke to its Crime and Safety Expert and retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Randy Sutton who blames the long wait times on a low number of police officers. 

"The people who are being victimized feel victimized again, but there aren't enough people to respond," Sutton said. 

When asked if he thinks current crime statistics are accurate, Sutton said they are most likely higher, because of all the unreported crimes. 

Valle has started a neighborhood watch to make sure police know about the crimes going on in Mountain's Edge. 

"They'll [police] think that Mountain's Edge is safe because no one's calling. ...They don't have ESP, they don't have a magic crystal ball to say 'hey this neighborhood is in trouble,'" Valle said.