Following the robbery of a Yale Law School student Tuesday night on Bishop Street, two dozen residents of East Rock — plus dogs — participated in a block watch patrol of the neighborhood, according to the New Haven Independent. The patrol was only one of many organized by residents David Streever and Lisa Siedlarz over the past few weeks in response to a “spike” in car thefts and armed robberies in the area, coupled with a lack of a regular patrol police officer in the neighborhood. With city budget cuts looming, an expansion of patrols seems unlikely.