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Peaceful Parks: Stamford Police Crack Down On Problems At Cummings, Leone

Police conducted quality of life enforcement at Cummings Park and Leone Park on Thursday.
Police conducted quality of life enforcement at Cummings Park and Leone Park on Thursday. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Police issued dozens of tickets during quality of life enforcement details at Cummings Park and Leone Park on Thursday.

The department had previously conducted a quality of life enforcement at Cummings Beach and Park on July 30 after receiving numerous complaints of loud music, drinking and unsafe driving.

Most of the complaints came from families with children and seniors, who said that the behavior was deterring them from using the park. During that enforcement, police handed out more than 30 tickets.

Police followed up on that enforcement detail with one on Thursday. Between 4:40 and 6:30 p.m., police issued 20 tickets at Cummings Park for motor vehicle violations, most notable for failure to grant right of way to pedestrians in a walkway, and failure to obey a stop sign, police said. They also issued two tickets for liquor violations.

The detail then moved to Leone Park from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Police arrested one person for possession of a hallucinogen, and one person was taken into custody for a parole violation, police said. Officers also handed out five tickets for possession of marijuana, five tickets for liquor violations, one ticket for a glass bottle in a park, three tickets for alcohol in a park after 9 p.m., and one person was given a ticket for vending food without a permit. They also wrote seven tickets for various motor vehicle violations.

"Stamford has great parks for everyone to enjoy," police said. "Please obey the park rules and motor vehicle laws or you may face enforcement action."

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