Several crimes reported on High Point Road in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several crimes have been reported at High Point Road but police said they do not think a substation will reduce criminal activity.

Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller said he doesn’t think a substation would be effective despite the department reporting 50 burglaries 207 larcenies since January.

Chief Miller said substations require a lot of infrastructure and money, something he said the department doesn’t have.

“It does not fit in my strategies for reducing crime,” he said.

The idea of a substation on High Point Road started in 2010 by Councilwoman Trudy Wade.  

Wade proposed to council that the police department could use some of the vacant lots along the road to  build it. She’s still behind the idea but declined to talk about on camera.