Concerned homeowners welcome extra mall security

Police respond to Castleton Square Mall Jan. 3 after a large fight. (WISH Photo/Howard Monroe)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Extra security and police were brought in to Castleton Square Mall on Saturday, one week after a massive brawl broke out.

Concerned homeowners in the area couldn’t be happier to see it.

“We are all heightened and aware of the possible effects of this,” said Gregory Geller, President of the Ivy Hills Neighborhood Association.

The neighborhood is about seven blocks south of the mall.

“Our number one responsibility is the values of our homes and obviously the Castleton Mall going in a negative way, degrading way or shops leaving,” said Geller.

He says security at the mall will be on the agenda at their next association meeting. But he says its time to look past the negative of this.

“I’m expecting a positive aspect to this, in the sense of getting more people involved,” said Geller. “Our concern is how to get people more involved.”

Shoppers inside the mall received cards detailing Castleton Square’s Code of Conduct. It prohibits things like loitering and disruptive behavior.

“We are not going to tolerate unruly behavior we will exit kids from the mall if they are not complying,” said Les Morris with Simon Property Group. “We will do whatever it takes to make sure Castleton Square is a safe and enjoyable place to shop, dine and be entertained.”

“It can be the homeowners, it can be you as a citizen,” said Geller.

24-Hour News 8 got in contact with the councilor for this area, Christine Scales, who said the conversation is also about attracting more positive businesses to the area. They say that’s a discussion that will happen in the weeks and months ahead. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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