A website that will catalog criminal activity in German Village and Schumacher Place goes live April 1.

A website that will catalog criminal activity in German Village and Schumacher Place goes live April 1.

In the meantime, founders of the site will make a formal presentation at the next police luncheon, to be held at 12:30 p.m. March 31 at the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

Cyber Block Watch -- www.cyberblockwatch.com -- relies on residents to submit information on a variety of offenses, including auto theft, burglaries and robberies. It also asks for updates on suspicious activity.

A four-person committee screens all submissions and decides what gets posted, said Jeffery Smith, a founding member of the site.

"Everything will be managed and audited," he said.

Updated information then will be sent via email to subscribers.

People must register their names and emails, and posts are completely anonymous to the viewing public, he said. There is no cost for the service.

For more on this story, see the March 31 edition of ThisWeek German Village.