Hightstown Police Increase Patrols During Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and that means joy and merriment–and increased crime.

If the Home Alone movies taught us anything–apart from how to booby trap one’s home–it’s that burgalars and robbers sure like to ruin the holidays.

To prevent and deter criminal activity during the upcoming holiday season, Hightstown Police Director James Le Tellier said the Hightstown Police Department will increase both directed and foot patrols during peak hours in the downtown area beginning Thanksgiving.

According to a press release from Le Tellier, police will be on the lookout for shoplifters and suspicious persons loitering by parked cars or in parking lots.

Police will patrol all parking lots to ensure they are safe for shoppers, diners, employees, business owners, and residents, he said. These lots include Main Street Lot, Stockton Street Lot, Fernando’s Lot, Wells Fargo Lot, Krauszers’ Lot, Borough Hall, as well as other businesses.

Le Tellier advised shoppers to keep their cars locked at all times and to secure their valuables out of sight and in their vehicle’s trunk when possible. 

Additionally, police will continue enforcing its zero tolerance policy against drunk driving and will institute drunk driving patrols during the holidays.

ewguy November 20, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Did downtown hightstown suddenly become a place to shop?
Tommy Hights November 20, 2012 at 08:24 PM
ewguy....There's lots of fine dining and shops where you can buy things..We would love to have u and JM here...
Hightstown Homeowner November 21, 2012 at 01:50 AM
If it weren't for press releases from the Hightstown police department there would be no "news" on this site at all.
Amy Quigley November 21, 2012 at 05:51 AM
To Hightstown Homeowner, You should really look further into the articles posted by the EW Patch as well as the shared articles from around the state. There is a wealth of news and events on this site, if you feel that there is "news" beyond the Hightstown Police Blotter! If you have ideas or comments for or about the site, you should direct them to the editor who is available by email. She is very quick to respond to emails and will take all comments seriously to improve the site for readers.
Dotty November 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I wish pople would stop with the ridiculous comments. What are you doing to make things safer for Hightstown?
Hightstown Homeowner November 22, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I am entitled to my opinion, no? Or should no one express contrary thoughts? I have expressed my concerns before and they have, finally, lead to more coverage. It would be nice once in a while to come to this site and see that they have actually covered something proactively rather than because they were shamed into it.
ewguy November 26, 2012 at 02:47 PM
terribly tired of this November 28, 2012 at 10:55 PM
what shops? maybe i'm missing something.
ewguy November 30, 2012 at 01:34 PM
im right there with you "terribly tired of this", hardly anywhere to "shop". and yeah theres places to eat, and maybe i'd consider Fernandos fine dining, but thats it, i wouldnt really say "lots of fine dining"
ewguy November 30, 2012 at 01:34 PM
also... it just clicked... i got it
Dotty November 30, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Is this about protection or if we only have a few Business people in Hightstown they aren't entitled to protection. If you want more Business downtown then speak to your Business association. If anyone is in downtown this protects all of us. It is without a doubt a deterant. Thank you Mr. tellier


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