Extra Patrols Planned For Towson

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 – Scott Wykoff
The Baltimore County Police Department says it will use grant funding from Towson University to address under-aged drinking and rowdy partying during Tigerfest weekend.

Patrols will be increased in Towson neighborhoods late this week and through the weekend.

Specific communities that will see the increased patrols include Burkleigh Square, Donnybrook, Knollwood, Riderwood Hills, Towson Manor and the apartments on Kenilworth Drive.

Police and the school are asking students to attend the social events featured at Johnny Unitas Stadium, and not extend parties to off-campus housing.

Police say special enforcement patrols will start in the Central Towson area on 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and last through 3 a.m. Sunday, May 8. Officers will be on-hand to address any unsafe or illegal behavior, and make arrests if needed.

Baltimore County Police say examples of negative activities include:

· Assault (fighting, stabbing, shooting, etc.)

· Loud noise or music

· Disorderly conduct or disorderly house

· Setting fires

· Unwanted sexual contact

· Urinating or defecating in public

· Damaging private or public property

· Purchasing alcohol for minors

· Carrying an open container of alcohol in public

· Having and/or using illegal drugs


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