Police chief reminds visitors of the rules in the park along the Tualatin River

Over the past month, calls for service have remained steady at approximately 131 calls for the month. This total does not take into account self-imitated activities or traffic stops.

It seems that the nature of the calls during April was mainly domestic disputes, suspicious persons in the neighborhood and traffic complaints. As the weather turns warmer, it is anticipated that our calls for service will increase slightly.

IRS scam

Though tax season is over, many residents of King City and the surrounding area have experienced having their tax refunds illegally taken by unknown suspects. It appears that many people have had their Social Security information stolen, and the thief or thieves have used the information to file a tax return and received a tax refund.

When the actual taxpayers have filed their returns, the IRS informs them that a return already has been filed under the particular Social Security number and a refund issued. If you believe that you have been a victim of this scam, file a report with the police department and call the IRS fraud line at 1-800-708-4490.

Gas thieves

With the summer travel season beginning and high prices for gasoline, residents should become vigilant for gas thieves. Often people will not be aware of the theft until they experience an apparent reduction in gas mileage.

Residents are at most risk of a theft of gas when:

-- They park on the public street, often in front of a residence;

-- They park in parking lots that are not well lighted;

-- They leave their vehicles overnight in mall parking structures, movie theater lots or at restaurants.

To lessen the chance of becoming a victim of gas theft, residents can do the following:

-- Park in well-lighted and well-traveled locations;

-- When at home, consider parking the car in the garage;

-- Avoid leaving your vehicle unattended in public parking lots for long periods of time;

-- Don't park in areas where your gas fill door is shielded from the public;

-- Consider installing a locking gas cap, even if you have a locking gas door feature on your vehicle.

If you believe that you have been a victim of gas theft or you observe suspicious activity around your vehicle, call the police.

If you have any questions on this subject, contact me, Chief Chuck Fessler, at 502 620-8851 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Park rules

Now that the good weather is here, you may want to enjoy some time in King City Community Park. As a reminder, there are specific rules when using the park. A sign with the park rules can be found at the entrances to the park. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Here are some of the most common rules to follow:

-- No alcoholic beverages without a permit;

-- All animals must be on leashes;

-- Owners are required to clean up after their animals;

--No firearms or other explosive devices or materials are allowed;

-- Bikes on paths only;

-- No overnight camping;

-- No open fires or fire pits;

-- No soliciting;

-- No distribution of obscene material.

For a complete written set of park rules, you may contact me at the King City Police Department.

You be the judge (or you've got to be kidding)

We often hear how couples who are married for a period of time take on one another's persona or one may say, "You make me a better person."

In this case, one has to wonder if adopting each other's ways is such a good thing. It seems that a married couple found out how true the cliché may be true when they both were arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. It happens that this marital event occurred on the same night but separately. It seems that the husband was arrested while riding his motorcycle on the way to see his wife in custody for DUII.

And just think what kind of model they are for their kids.

Until next time, be good, be neighborly, and be safe.

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