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Green Bay Police sending more patrols around Colburn Park

Posted: 5:05 PM, Jul 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-09 19:20:13-04
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GREEN BAY — A Green Bay park is getting extra attention from the police department. People living near Colburn Park on the city's west side expressed concerns earlier this year. Now, more squad cars will be patrolling the park, especially at night.

Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith said the extra patrol is being done as a preventative measure. He says anytime people express concern about an issue, he wants his police department look into it especially if it involves community safety

The chief says no one in the area is an any danger. He says the park is still a very safe to walk through. They just want to cut back on petty crimes at the park, something that daily park goers also agree with.

"It's going to make things a lot better I think. I think it’s going to keep maybe the evil doers away maybe for that matter or maybe more so than there was before,” said Green Bay resident Trevis Remington.

"They were having issues with people running around he park late at night,” Chief Andrew said. “People drinking, loitering, some homeless people being there longer than they should be, and spending a little extra time in there, so we have been bumping up our patrols and keeping a close eye on it."

Chief Smith did not provide a time table as to how long the enforcement will go on. He says right now the park closes at 10 p.m. each night.