MECHANICVILLE, May 1 – City Police will increase patrol of the Park Avenue Plaza, and seek more collaboration with businesses, in the wake of troublesome large group loitering there that can lead to fights, and has.
Chief Joseph Waldron addressing the City Council at its May agenda meeting reported that there has been a rise in such incidents, and the department will be "taking a strong stance against loitering." He said two persons were seriously injured from one fight that developed inside the Plaza.
Another time, officers pulled over “a car with six people, vodka and a 30 pack of Budweiser, and not one person over 20." One became resistant and injured an officer, he added.
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