If you’re concerned about youth crime at the north end of the islands then mark October 14 on your calendar-police are organizing a meeting for Port Clements, Old Massett and Masset residents to discuss the recent spike in vandalism and underage drinking.
“Our number one problem with youth crime is alcohol and drug use that is resulting in fighting and vandalism,” said Sgt. Andrew Isles of the Masset detachment.
In recent weeks, the police have been seeing many smashed car windows around Masset. Last week, thieves smashed windows on two boats at the government dock, and a ghetto blaster was stolen from a construction site at the new subdivision south of Masset. The thieves seem to be targeting small items like CDs, a GPS system and car stereos.
A recent fight on the weekend of September 25 resulted in an underage female losing a tooth, said Sgt. Isles.
Stopping youth crime is a priority for police, who want to collaborate with community members to find more positive things for youth to do. And they hope people will be vigilant about reporting bootlegging. “We do act on information about people selling to minors. Please report it,” said Sgt. Isles.
Police are still deciding where to hold the community meeting. For more information, call 626-3991.
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