LAS VEGAS -- More than 800 people rolled up their sleeves to clean up a community, riddled with crime.
First responders, churches, businesses and county agencies all pitched in for the Sierra Sunrise Community Beautification project.
Metro Police say the neighborhood near Hollywood Boulevard and Carey Avenue has been a trouble spot for crime over the past decade. Just a few weeks earlier a man was murdered in the area.
Metro's Northeast Area Command Captain Chris Ankeny started organizing the community clean up event three months ago.
The purpose, he said, is to build trust, showing the community that police want to enforce the law, as well as prevent crime. Ankeny took over the Northeast Command in June. He was familiar with the area because he had patrolled the neighborhood 15 years ago.