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Author Topic: Inappropriate Activity in Neighborhood Parks
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Post Inappropriate Activity in Neighborhood Parks
on: April 20, 2012, 10:04

Dear Friends and Neighbors --

We are writing this post as Co-Chairs of Friends of Reed Park. Sara Marler and I have been alerted to alleged activities in Reed Park that can, in our humble opinion, reasonably be regarded as illegal and, at the very least, inappropriate. We do not know the individuals involved or the specific factual circumstances; however, we have been notified by Tarrytown residents of the following and it is important enough to pass it along: 1) openly smoking marijuana in Reed Park during the day and at early evening and night by groups of teenagers; 2) open alcohol consumption by minors; and 3) an alleged hazing and/or potential hazing incident this past weekend which involved minors and activities that are described as not being legal or appropriate. Regardless of whether any of these events occurred -- the following is accurate -- illegal and inappropriate activity will not be tolerated in our neighborhood parks. It is our understanding that the appropriate authorities have been notified, cases are being investigated, narcotic squads are involved, and cars are being towed that are illegally parked. In addition, we are hoping to secure patrols of our neighborhood parks by off-duty and/or on-duty APD officers on a regular and "surprise" type basis. The parks are safe havens for our children, families, neighbors, and friends. In light of this: please join your neighbors on THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 21 from 7 to 8:30p at Reed Park. Help make a statement that activities counter to our parks' purposes will not be tolerated. Period. Many thanks, Sara Marler and Jennifer Johnson, Co-chairs, Friends of Reed Park.

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