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Halifax police beefing up presence at Point Pleasant Park

The increased presence is the result of a large number of motorists and car enthusiasts gathering in the park's lower parking lot on Sunday evenings
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There's going to be more cops patrolling Point Pleasant Park on Sunday evenings.

The increased police presence is the result of a large number of motorists and car enthusiasts gathering in the park's lower parking lot, Halifax Regional Police said Friday in a news release.

"Due to the large number of people attending these informal meetings, police increase patrols to ensure the safety of the individuals involved as well as other people who are using the parking lot," the release said.

The release noted that access to the lower parking lot is also restricted as a result of the increased activities of the motorists and car enthusiasts.

The matter has been an ongoing issue for a number of years, the release said.

The increased patrols will be conducted to prevent "illegal and dangerous activities," while also ensuring the EHS LifeFlight's mobile critical-care ambulance can access the roadway from the helipad that is adjacent to the lower parking lot, the release said.

Police will issue summary offence tickets if the situation warrants, the release added.

The department is also encouraging people to call police at 902-490-5020 if they see any suspicious or dangerous activities in the area. Contact can also be made via Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers by contacting them at 1-800-222-8477, submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.



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