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Return of sheriff's substation considered

WARRENSBURG The Warrensburg town board has taken another step toward a decision on law enforcement. The board passed a resolution allowing Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty to communicate with Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland about the possibility of re-establishing a sheriffs substation in town, according to board member John Alexander. We still havent decided yet which way were going, Alexander said. Does the public still want a police force, a peace officer or is the sheriffs department enough? If the sheriffs department were to bring back a Warrensburg substation, its not clear who would pay the lease on whatever location was chosen. Larry Cleveland has said that if the town takes care of the lease, hell put in a substation, Alexander said. But if the town has to pay for a lease, maybe it should pay for a police force. Initially, the former Tropical Fitness location next to Cumberland Farms was being considered as a possible substation location, but Alexander said that spot is not available. In the meantime, Alexander has been pushing for businesses to put up No Trespassing signs once they close. That would give more meat to the law, he said. Then they could arrest the problem kids for trespassing. Alexander said that he and other residents have formed a community watch that walks the streets on weekends late at night. Thats when the little scoundrels are around, he said. And once again we have to ask; where are their parents? I know that 99.9 percent of our kids are great kids, its only eight or nine kids causing trouble, and any police we have, we want to take care of our quality of life issue. He said the town board wants to have the issue of police coverage decided by summer.

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