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Oct 14

University Park Police Bi-weekly Incident Report - September 16-30, 2021

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 3:45 PM by Harvey Baker

Incident Type

Total

911 DISCONNECT

1

ACCIDENT

2

ANIMAL COMPLAINT

1

CHECK WELFARE

1

CW18

5

HIT AND RUN

1

MISC POLICE INCIDENT

2

MISSING PERSON

1

PREMISE CHECK

214

STOLEN VEH

1

SUSPICIOUS AUTO

1

SUSPICIOUS OCC AUTO

1

THEFT FROM AUTO

4

TRAFFIC COMPLAINT

4

UNKNOWN TROUBLE

1

VANDALISM

2

Total Calls -->

242

Oct 14

2021 Halloween Announcement and Safety Tips

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 3:27 PM by Harvey Baker

It has been a challenging year since the Town of University Park last celebrated Halloween. Last year fall felt different without Halloween. Although we are still navigating COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that University Park will celebrate a traditional Halloween with trick-or-treaters on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. While we invite all to join in on the fun the University Park Police offers these Halloween safety tips to ensure everyone is safely having fun:

Parents

  • Kids under age 12 should always go trick-or-treating with an adult.
  • Kids should wear a name tag with a parent cellphone number on it.
  • Choose light colored costume that are easy to see at night or use reflective tape or glow-in-the-dark tape to help them be visible.
  • Please only buy costumes labeled, “flame retardant.”
  • To prevent falls, avoid oversized and high-heeled shoes make sure the rest of the costume fits well too.
  • Please ensure children walk on the sidewalks when available and do not run across a street.
  • Parents don’t drive along the street while your child trick-or treats. Please park your vehicle and walk with your child.  

Trick-or-treaters

  • Wear a face mask, except for children under 2 years of age and individuals with medical exceptions.
  • Make sure your face mask completely always covers your nose and mouth.
  • Trick-or-treat with people in your own household.
  • Maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from other groups.
  • Avoid doors with a cluster of people.  Stay back and wait until nobody else is at the door.
  • Avoid touching strangers’ hands.
  • Bring hand sanitizer to use between houses.
  • Take only wrapped candy or treats.
  • Wash your hands when finished trick-or-treating before eating the candy.
  • Please stay home if you or your child feels sick or has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications.

Treat givers

  • Please do not give out cany if you or anyone in your household feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications.
  • Designate one person per household to hand out candy.
  • Wear a face mask and put it on before opening the door and make sure the mask completely covers your nose and mouth.
  • Put treats in individual bags and lay them out instead of putting them in a large bowl.
  • Sit outside behind a table to give out treats.
  • Provide hand sanitizer for trick-or-treaters.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Get a flu vaccine at least two weeks before Halloween.
  • Turn your outside light off if you are not participating or run out of candy.

The University Park Police will patrol the Town during Halloween by vehicle and on foot and will hand out glow bracelets to increase visibility and safety.  

Thank you, 

Chief Harvey R. Baker


 

Sep 22

University Park Police Bi-weekly Incident Report - September 1-15, 2021

Posted on September 22, 2021 at 6:27 AM by Harvey Baker

Incident Type

Total

911 DISCONNECT

4

ACCIDENT

5

ASSIST

1

ASSIST FIRE EMS

1

BREAK IN IN PROGRESS

1

CW18

8

DISORDERLY

1

FAMILY DISPUTE

2

LOST PROPERTY

1

MISC POLICE INCIDENT

2

PARKING ENFORCMENT

1

PREMISE CHECK

215

PROPERTY ALARM COMMERCIAL

1

PROPERTY DAMAGE

1

RESIDENTIAL ALARM

2

SCHOOL RESOURCE

1

SUSPICIOUS AUTO

12

TELEPHONE COMPLAINT

1

THEFT REPORT

2

TRAFFIC COMPLAINT

3

VEHICLE ACCIDENT COMBINED

3

Total Calls -->

268