A rash of burglaries and incidents of vandalism are prompting people in one Casper neighborhood to take action.

A number of residents in the Dean Morgan/NC area plan to organize a neighborhood watch, starting with a meeting next week. Representatives from the Casper Police Department will also take part in the meeting.

Organizers say thousands of dollars in damage and losses have been reported in the area, and they hope to stem some of that through the watch program. The first meeting is set for next Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the Casper Public Library.

The group has also created a website, with a neighborhood crime survey.