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POLICE CHIEF ADDRESSES ISSUES WITH NEW JEWISH RESIDENTS

(Centerville, IN)--Centerville Police Chief Ed Buchholz recently addressed issues and misconceptions about a group of new residents.  In the last year, between 12 and 15 Hasidic Jewish families have moved into the Centerville area from New York.  In one case, a Jewish man went to the wrong home and police were called.  "This is part of the thing where we need to get used to them, and I'm sure they're still getting used to us.  They have different ways about them that we're not used to in our community," Buchholz said.  Buchholz explained why residents are seeing some of their new neighbors out late.  "The days are getting longer now.  They're prayer meetings don't start until night.  Afther they're done, you'll see them walking home."  The Jewish group has recently donated to a local food drive.

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