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Police chief reminds King City residents of ordinance regarding dogs; drug drop-off day is April 29

After a tumultuous December and January with a homicide and bouts of snow and ice, police activity in King City has slowed down to a normal pace of about 131 calls for service per month. This number does not include an average of 228 self-initiated activities each month.

Springtime reminder

If you have studded tires on your vehicle, they must be off by April 1.

Dog owners and their dogs

Now that spring weather has arrived, many dog owners and their pets will be walking throughout the city, including King City Community Park. As a reminder, King City has an ordinance that requires that when your dog is off your property, your dog must be on a leash or similar tether. This requirement also applies when walking your dog in King City Community Park.

The city code requires owners to clean up after their dog (King City Ord. 6.04.060). Failure to do so may subject the owner to a civil fine.

So be a good neighbor by keeping your dog on a leash and cleaning up after your pet.

Drug drop-off

The next King City drug drop-off is scheduled for April 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Though the event is a month away, residents may want to gather up outdated prescription and over-the-counter drugs as part of their spring housecleaning. To assist those residents who may not be available or are unable to make the date, the police department will accept outdated drugs beginning April 10 at King City City Hall.

New police officer

There has been a personnel change in the police department. Officer Greg Hirsch decided to move to the Lincoln City area and accepted a position with the Lincoln City Police Department. His last day in King City was Feb. 21. In his place, the police department has hired Patrick Dean. For the next few months he will be assigned to a training status with Officer Brian Sigler as his coach. If you see Officer Dean, give him a hearty King City welcome.

You be the judge (or you have to be kidding)

As parents we often comment on value of the father-son relationship and how it plays a role in molding the personality of the son. In this case, it seems that the son inherited the same "light" fingers of his dad.

While at a neighborhood flea market, our father-son duo decided to rob a vendor. The son distracted the vendor by picking up items off the table while at the same dad pulled a knife.

Because it was a neighborhood event, the duo was easily identified and arrested by the police.

Oh, the spoils of the robbery: a set of Looney Tunes salt-and-pepper shakers and several old editions of Time magazine. So much for father-son endeavors, but at least they will be together in jail.

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

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