Friday, June 15, 2007
first "Take Back the Park Thursday" a small success
The highlight of the Thursday morning event was the first ever arrest I've seen at the park. After telephone calls on the part of three local mothers to the police, a squad car came out to the park. The officer talked to one guy who has been in the park from about 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for about a week now, and this discussion culminated in handcuffing him and taking him away. This person had obvious psychological problems, so the hope is that he is getting the help that he needs. Another squad car followed, and that officer questioned a guy who was parked along the sidewalk in front of the children's area. The guy has a regular habit of sitting in his motor home with the door open, with a view of the children's play area. While this guy was not arrested, he did move along about a half hour later.
Just another day in the park.