WPPD offers back-to-school safety advice

Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

As the start of the new school year approaches, the West Point Police Department offers safety advice for those who walk and bike to school.

WPPD Assistant Chief Albert Lee said he wanted to remind kids to stay on sidewalks while walking to and from school, and horseplay in or around streets will not be allowed.

“Bike riders also need to stop at all crossings and wear protective gear to and from school,” Lee said.

He said parents should walk with their children to school prior to school starting to become familiar with the route.

Lee said WPPD is also investigating the burglaries of window air conditioning units and televisions from residences in the past two weeks.

He said he believed these items were stolen to be resold on websites.

“Be sure to document serial numbers and any other identifying characteristics of your items to help us recover it if it is ever stolen,” Lee said.

Lee said if anyone had any information about these or other crimes, contact WPPD at 494-1244 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

He said anyone with any information regarding crimes or any other questions could interact with WPPD through Facebook via their West Point Police Dept. page.

“We have good reason to believe the public can help us solve these crimes,” Lee said.