Unruly Crowds to Draw More Cops in Lower Port

Increased police presence Thursday through Saturday nights will be a result of rowdy summer crowds coming out of bars, according to a Port Times Herald article.

While Upper Port saw an earlier this year and residents - - have about the area, patrols will be on the rise in Lower Port as an increase in summer traffic has brought out some rowdy crowds, particularly on weekend nights, according to the Port Times Record.

Considering Thursday is the new Friday for some, more Suffolk Cops are reportedly expected to be on the streets down in the village on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, on the lookout for disorderly drunks.

Trustee Larry LaPointe told the Record that incidents - whether it's carrying open alcohol containers, or public urination, or even theft - arise with "people coming out of the bars who had too much to drink and that leads to incidents in the street."

Click here to read more on the Port Times Record.

Do you think more police are needed down Port?

Mels Ditties July 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
SCPD has had ticket traps downtown for several weekends now (to their credit they did bring in those HUGE LED signs to warn folks!)....Downtown Port has a wonderful entertainment schedule for the summer, bringing in tons of people driving to the events and SCPD has a steady stream of revenue....and if they bump the tix to Port Jeff court, the town makes a killing in fines (meanwhile, Uptown, people are almost literally killing each other, but who cares about uptown?...certainly not any of the PTB)... Seems like the plan is to let Uptown rot totally...then when the time is right and virtually nothing can be done to fix it the entire area can be leveled and the revitalization plans can finally be completed....To hell with those who own buildings & businesses there NOW,..necessary collateral damage towards the big plan... So sad...
knowitall July 30, 2012 at 01:16 AM
The Village situation and PJ Station situation are different animals requiring different tactics.
Bryan Rivera July 30, 2012 at 03:00 PM
True, knowitall. Like Mels said, the tactic downtown is to lure in people with money and ticket them as often as possible. The tactic uptown is to drive through on the way down town. But that's also because SCPD doesn't know how to police people that arent actively driving. If you're on foot uptown you could be flagging gang colors and shooting pistols like Yosemite Sam, SCPD would wait till you got in a car to pull you over and give you a DWI check.
bergerissuingdobbs July 30, 2012 at 08:12 PM
You should all just move off long island. Suffolk has nothing to offer except it's proximity to things not in suffolk county
Jack Rabbit August 28, 2012 at 03:22 PM
yea good advise "bergerissuingdobbs"... Run away! Run away! Change your job, buy a new house, find a new school for your children. actually I am surprised you didn't suggest starting a lawsuit. If you are not happy with the job the Police are doing why not get involved? Maybe start a volunteer neighborhood watch, ask some of the buisness to help out (Galante Martial Arts, United Studios Martial Arts Academy, Kioto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Journey Martial Arts). Let's do something besides bitching.


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