Teresa Walter hopes everyone in Havre de Grace got out to greet their neighbors last night.
The chief of the Havre de Grace Police Department joked that everyone in town knows their neighbors already, but Tuesday night was different. It was National Night Out, when communities nationwide joined hands in a show of support against neighborhood crime.
Walter, whose contract was renewed in December 2010 for three more years, has been the top cop in Havre de Grace since July 2005. During her tenure, city officials have applauded Walter's department for a reduction in high-profile crimes.
That may be a reason there weren't more of the traditional porch parties around town.
But there was one, at the intersection of Stokes and Ontario streets.
For reports on crime in Havre de Grace, visit our police blotter.