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Connellsville police remind motorists to be aware

Friday, May 10, 2013, 6:39 p.m.
 

Local districts will end the 2012-13 school year in less than 20 days, and the Connellsville Police Department reminds motorists to be vigilant as children begin summer.

Capt. Steven Shaffer with the department said with the bridge project on the south side near Austin Park, police have received calls of motorists speeding and not stopping at stop signs on Race Street.

Shaffer said more police officers have been posted in the park area. There will be zero tolerance for drivers who violate the laws.

“We want people to stay safe,” Shaffer said, adding that parents should remind their children to be careful entering streets; wear helmets if riding bicycles; and be safe.

In other announcements, Shaffer said he appreciates people who observe that the Flat Rock area is private property and that trespassers on the property will be prosecuted.

That rule will continue to be enforced this summer.

The long-time hangout near the Youghiogheny River had been the site of public drunkenness, assaults and drownings prior to the restriction.

Shaffer said if anyone witnesses people breaking any rules or laws at any of the parks, police should be called.

“If they don't call and let us know there's a problem, we can't respond to it,” Shaffer said.

Mark Hofmann is a staff writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at mhofmann@tribweb.com or 724-626-3539.

 

 
 


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