Ocala Police Crack Down on Teens
Ocala Police have had it with teens hanging out late at night. They say kids in Ocala are breaking curfew, but not their parents curfew; the city's.
Kids fifteen and under can't be on the street past midnight without an adult. Ocala Police say they're seeing it happen all too often.
"Operation Safe Street" is designed to keep kids safe and off the street. Cops say they're beefing up security and patrolling known hang outs, like Easy Street and The Theatre.
Another problem cops say they're on the lookout for; loud music violators. If music is heard more than twenty-five feet from the vehicle, it's illegal. Not only is it annoying for others, cops say it's dangerous if you can't hear emergency vehicles over blaring music.
"We're out here stopping for that violation. We have a zero tolerance of that violation at the present time. People need to understand it is a violation of statue," says Sergeant Billy Woods of the Ocala Police Department.
Police say they see a difference since Operation Safe Street's been in affect. They say it's lowering the number of curfew, music and traffic violators. Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV 20 News.
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