Police Increase Patrols During July 4 Holiday Weekend

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State and local law enforcement agencies are stepping up their presence for the Independence Day holiday weekend. Photo Credit: File Photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – State and local law enforcement agencies are stepping up their presence for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles says statewide DWI checkpoints will be in effect between July 3 and 8 to deter drunk-driving. Police will be cracking down on motorists who drive over the blood-alcohol content level of .08 and those who drive while impaired by drugs.

Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone, Chairman of the New York State Counter Terrorism Zone 3, said residents can also expect to see an increased police presence in public places such as train stations, shopping malls and public parks, between :July 3 and July 8.

“During the upcoming July 4th, Observance period, we need to remember the recent events that occurred during the Boston Marathon, unfortunately a sad reminder, that we still need to remain vigilant & diligent in our duties, never forgetting, that terrorism, foreign or domestic, is a part of today’s world,” Cerone said. “A factor in our daily lives today. The Boston Marathon is proof enough that terrorism can reach many venues in America.”

Cerone noted that the increased patrols do not mean that there is a renewed safety threat; it is only a counter-terrorism measure. Residents who see something suspicious should call 9-1-1 or their local law enforcement agency.

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URGUILTY:

THERE ARE SOME SHOOTING FIREWORKS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER IN THE PARK HILL AREA ... IT IS 9:40PM AND IT IS GOING ON NOW... This is an outrage! I live off RUMSEY road in the hills which was like the Macy's fireworks on the fourth. WHERE ARE THE POLICE??? WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE SHOOTING ILLEGAL FIREWORKS... This is a wooded area with trees, woods, and NOT TO MENTION HOMES CAN CATCH ON FIRE! It is impossible to give a location as the BOOMS are in the surrounding hills. LIVING HERE S A PIT OF ALIENS FROM PLACES WITH NO RULES AND THEY BRING THEIR IGNORANCE AND DANGER TO OUR RESIDENCES. GO BACK TO WHEREVER YOU CAME FROM YOU LOW LIFE SCUM...MY KIDS AND DOGS ARE PETRIFIED. WE NEVER SEE A PATROLE CAR UP HERE IN THE THE RESIDENTIAL AREA, EXCEPT WHEN THEY ARE CHASING SCUM DOWN RUMSEY AND RUSHING TO SOME GUN SHOOTING ... CALLING DISPATCH? USELESSSSSSSSS. WTF????

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