Monday, January 8, 2007
On Sunday morning, my husband and I decided to enjoy the sunshine and take a hike in the area of the Brandywine River owned by the Woodlawn Trustees.
We had parked our truck in the lot on Ramsey Road. When we got back from our hike, we found the passenger side window smashed and several items stolen from the truck. Another couple's car was broken into at the same time.
As we waited for the police to arrive at the scene, we talked to others using the park that day. We were surprised to learn that many had similar experiences in the same area.
It was a jolt to learn that an area of our town, which we had considered quiet and safe, was a target of criminals.
Somehow, I don't feel as safe today as I did before our walk yesterday.