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See and be seen: Don't become a casualty of the dark

Police activity in the city since my last column has been steady with no major events.

Many of the calls for service involved situations where people couldn't see eye to eye.

Safety tips for joggers and walkers

There are many walkers and joggers who are out at all times of the day and evenings.

To improve on their safety, here are some safety tips for walkers and joggers:

-- Be safe and be seen by wearing bright/light-colored or reflective clothing, carrying a flashlight when out at night; crossing the street or roadway in well-lit areas at night, and standing clear of buses, cars or other obstacles before crossing so you can be seen.

-- Be smart and alert by always trying to walk or jog on the sidewalk; if there are no sidewalks, walk or jog facing traffic and not in the middle of the street; don't assume vehicles will stop when crossing a street; and be alert of your surroundings, including engine noises.

-- Be careful at crossings: Look left, right and left again before crossing; try to cross at marked crosswalks; and obey traffic signals such as "walk/don't walk" signs.

Be safe and enjoy your walk or jog.

Curfew ordinance

Soon spring break will be here, and as a reminder to parents and their children, King City has a curfew for minor children.

The hours of curfew are as follows:

-- For children under 14 years old and not in high school, the curfew hours are 9:15 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day, except during the months of June, July and August; then the hours are 10:15 p.m. to 6 a.m.;

-- For children 14 years old and over, the curfew hours are 10:15 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

During the months of June, July and August, the hours are midnight to 6 a.m. on all days.

Any parent with questions or who wants a copy of the curfew ordinance should contact the King City Police Department at 503-620-8851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Let's have a fun and safe spring break.

New signage in Community Park

If you have been in King City Community Park recently, you may have noticed some new signage at the edge of the undeveloped areas. The signs indicate that these areas are within the boundaries of the park and are designated as wetland/wildlife areas.

All park rules apply in these areas, with a special emphasis on no firearms or weapons being permitted and a prohibition on the destruction of any plants or wildlife.

A complete of rules can be obtained at King City City Hall, or you may call me at 503-620-8851.

Dates to remember

April 27: There will be another drug turn-in day at King City City Hall.

May 11: King City's first community document shredding day will be held at City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pride Disposal will provide a truck, and canned food will be collected for a local food bank - people are asked to donate two cans of food in exchange for shredding.

Watch for additional information in the Regal Courier and posters throughout the city.

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

In a city in our neighbor state to the south, a thief decided to help himself to some items in the trunk of someone else's car. He popped the trunk, climbed in and began to rummage through the property.

As he started to climb out with his arms loaded with loot, the trunk lid slammed down, locking our brilliant thief in the trunk. After a nearby security guard heard yelling coming from the trunk, the security guard called the police. The would-be thief was arrested and booked on two counts of theft.

So until next time, be good, be neighborly, and be safe.

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