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Enjoy Community Park but follow the rules

Monthly activity summary

The past month has seen routine calls for service. There is an expectation as we transition from winter to spring to summer that calls for service may increase as more people are out in the community.

Also, remember that it is a violation if you use your cell phone without a hands-free device while driving.

Community park use and rules

As nice weather becomes more the rule rather than the exception, many more people will be using King City Community Park.

Before using the park, you should become familiar with the park's rules. A set of rules is posted at each entrance to the park, or you may call the King City Police Department and request a set.

For your convenience, here are some of the most important rules that make a park visit enjoyable for everyone:

1. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

3. All pets must be kept on leases.

4. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

5. No firearms or explosive devices are allowed in the park

6. Bikes and similar modes of transport are to remain on the paths, and riders must grant right of way to pedestrians.

7. No overnight camping is allowed.

8. No open fires or fire pits are allowed.

9. No soliciting is permitted.

Failure to adhere to the park rules or certain city ordinances could lead to exclusion from the park for a period of up to one year or a citation for trespass.

Knowing the rules, using common courtesy and showing respect for others will make your stay and use of the park an enjoyable experience.

You be the judge (or you have to be kidding)

In a Midwest city, a 21-year-old man approached two officers who were demonstrating the police car computer to some kids at their school.

The young man asked the officers how the computer worked.

The officers asked for his ID, and they entered it into the computer. As a result, the young man was arrested on a warrant for armed robbery in a neighboring city!

So until next time, be safe, be friendly and be a good neighbor.

Chuck Fessler is the King City police chief.