Summer Safe returns to the Mountain

News Jul 12, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton police are keeping an eye on Albion Falls as part of the annual Summer Safe program that officially began on July 4.

Under the program five plain clothes officers will be dropping by Mountain parks and other popular open areas at various hours of the day and night until Labour Day to keep a lid on loud gatherings, alcohol or drug use or other illegal activities.

Sgt. Lisa Chambers, who is overseeing the Summer Safe program on the Mountain and across Division 30 (which includes Glanbrook, Dundas, Flamborough and Ancaster), noted they observed dozens of people going beyond the fenced off area at Albion Falls over the Canada Day weekend.

“We probably issued in excess of 25 to 30 warnings in a day and a half,” Chambers said. “The most response that we received is they don’t believe any sort of danger will happen to them.”

Chambers said they will be giving out warnings at to people who stray off the marked paths and walkways at Albion, Webster and Tews Falls until they get direction from Hamilton City Hall on whether trespassing tickets are to be issued.

Over the past year, two people have died and numerous people have had to be rescued from the 19 metre gorge, the most recent rescue taking place this past weekend.

Meanwhile, other than Albion Falls, the first week of Summer Safe was rather uneventful.

Chambers said no tickets were issued and only a few warnings were given to some teens playing loud music.

“Because we’ve been doing this for so many summers now, I think for the most part I think people are respectful of the parks and understand we’re out patrolling,” Chambers said.

Being in a city park between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. could get you a $65 fine for violating the park curfew although Chambers noted police won’t bother anyone walking their dog or out for a stroll.

But police will have zero tolerance for open liquor which carries a $125 ticket and anyone caught using illegal drugs will be arrested.

Anyone who wants to report a park-related concern is asked to can call the Division 30 crime manager’s office at 905-540-5142.

Hamilton police Summer Safe returns to the Mountain

Albion Falls one of the targeted locations for plainclothes police

News Jul 12, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton police are keeping an eye on Albion Falls as part of the annual Summer Safe program that officially began on July 4.

Under the program five plain clothes officers will be dropping by Mountain parks and other popular open areas at various hours of the day and night until Labour Day to keep a lid on loud gatherings, alcohol or drug use or other illegal activities.

Sgt. Lisa Chambers, who is overseeing the Summer Safe program on the Mountain and across Division 30 (which includes Glanbrook, Dundas, Flamborough and Ancaster), noted they observed dozens of people going beyond the fenced off area at Albion Falls over the Canada Day weekend.

“We probably issued in excess of 25 to 30 warnings in a day and a half,” Chambers said. “The most response that we received is they don’t believe any sort of danger will happen to them.”

Chambers said they will be giving out warnings at to people who stray off the marked paths and walkways at Albion, Webster and Tews Falls until they get direction from Hamilton City Hall on whether trespassing tickets are to be issued.

Over the past year, two people have died and numerous people have had to be rescued from the 19 metre gorge, the most recent rescue taking place this past weekend.

Meanwhile, other than Albion Falls, the first week of Summer Safe was rather uneventful.

Chambers said no tickets were issued and only a few warnings were given to some teens playing loud music.

“Because we’ve been doing this for so many summers now, I think for the most part I think people are respectful of the parks and understand we’re out patrolling,” Chambers said.

Being in a city park between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. could get you a $65 fine for violating the park curfew although Chambers noted police won’t bother anyone walking their dog or out for a stroll.

But police will have zero tolerance for open liquor which carries a $125 ticket and anyone caught using illegal drugs will be arrested.

Anyone who wants to report a park-related concern is asked to can call the Division 30 crime manager’s office at 905-540-5142.

Hamilton police Summer Safe returns to the Mountain

Albion Falls one of the targeted locations for plainclothes police

News Jul 12, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton police are keeping an eye on Albion Falls as part of the annual Summer Safe program that officially began on July 4.

Under the program five plain clothes officers will be dropping by Mountain parks and other popular open areas at various hours of the day and night until Labour Day to keep a lid on loud gatherings, alcohol or drug use or other illegal activities.

Sgt. Lisa Chambers, who is overseeing the Summer Safe program on the Mountain and across Division 30 (which includes Glanbrook, Dundas, Flamborough and Ancaster), noted they observed dozens of people going beyond the fenced off area at Albion Falls over the Canada Day weekend.

“We probably issued in excess of 25 to 30 warnings in a day and a half,” Chambers said. “The most response that we received is they don’t believe any sort of danger will happen to them.”

Chambers said they will be giving out warnings at to people who stray off the marked paths and walkways at Albion, Webster and Tews Falls until they get direction from Hamilton City Hall on whether trespassing tickets are to be issued.

Over the past year, two people have died and numerous people have had to be rescued from the 19 metre gorge, the most recent rescue taking place this past weekend.

Meanwhile, other than Albion Falls, the first week of Summer Safe was rather uneventful.

Chambers said no tickets were issued and only a few warnings were given to some teens playing loud music.

“Because we’ve been doing this for so many summers now, I think for the most part I think people are respectful of the parks and understand we’re out patrolling,” Chambers said.

Being in a city park between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. could get you a $65 fine for violating the park curfew although Chambers noted police won’t bother anyone walking their dog or out for a stroll.

But police will have zero tolerance for open liquor which carries a $125 ticket and anyone caught using illegal drugs will be arrested.

Anyone who wants to report a park-related concern is asked to can call the Division 30 crime manager’s office at 905-540-5142.