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Police calls down for Sankey Park


January 8, 2020

The city’s efforts to improve Sankey Park in recent years appear to have paid off with a significant reduction in calls to police for activity at the park.

In 2017, police responded to 120 reports from Sankey Park. Last year, they responded to 98 calls. As of Oct. 22, with a little more than two months remaining in the 2019 calendar year, police had responded to 48 reports.

The vast majority of calls involve reports of smoking, curfew violations, thefts and vandalism, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. So far this year, there have been no reports of person crimes, which usually involve bodily...

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