SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
FUGITT SAYS ALCOHOL AT SEPT’FEST NOT LEGAL EVEN THOUGH CITY IS ‘WET’
As Labor Day Weekend comes to a close, the Louisa Police Department is preparing for another busy weekend with the start of the annual Septemberfest. The police department would like to remind everyone visiting the festival to please be courteous when parking your vehicles.
“Each year, we always have a few people that block driveways or the flow of traffic. All we ask is to make sure that the area you are parking in would not interfere with someone else traveling or parking,” stated Chief Greg Fugitt. Also the police department would like for everyone to be extra cautious due to the increase of pedestrian traffic and congested streets.
Another reminder is that even though Louisa is now wet it is still illegal to drink alcoholic beverages in a public place per KRS 222.202 (2) “A person is guilty of drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place when he drinks an alcoholic beverage in a public place, or in or upon any passenger coach, or other vehicle commonly used for the transportation of passengers, or in or about any depot, platform, or waiting room.” We hope that this does not become an issue and that everyone can enjoy the festival.
Below are some tips on securing your vehicle and any valuables that you might have in your vehicle.
Auto Theft Prevention Tips
Lock your car doors and close your windows.
Don’t leave valuables in your car. If you do, make sure they are kept out of plain sight — hide them under a blanket, or better yet, lock them in your trunk. (Preferably Don’t Bring Them)
When transporting valuables, place them in the trunk before you get to the location where you intend to park. Don’t transfer them at the parking place in open view of other people.
Don’t leave your garage door opener on the dashboard or front seat. Put it in your glove box, hide it or take it with you.
Always park in a well-lighted area.
Use slide or portable mounts on add-on radios, citizens’ band radios (CBs), cd/mp3/dvd players and cell phones. When you leave your car, put them in the trunk or take them with you.
Mark radios, CBs, CD/MP3/DVD Players, cell phones, batteries, wheel covers and tires with an Identification number.
Remember: briefcases, sunglasses, clothing, keys, gyms bags and small change are all tempting to a thief.
Keep your driver’s license and vehicle registration with you. Left with the car, the documents can be used by a thief to impersonate you when transferring the car’s ownership.
Install a locking gas tank cap to help prevent gasoline theft and limit a thief’s driving range to one tank.
Call 911 as soon as theft occurs.