Updated 09/12/2012 06:58 PM
Oswego police continue increased patrols targeting quality of life issues
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OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego Police Department says additional patrols of the city will continue in an effort to cut down on quality of life issues.
Over the past three weekends, nearly a hundred people have received citations or been arrested by police as a result of those patrols. The citations were issued for violating the city's noise ordinance, possession of marijuana, violating the open container law and public urination, among other offenses.
Captain David Lizotte of the Oswego Police Department says the increased patrols are targeting residential areas and are the result of months of complaints by neighbors about house parties and vandalism.
"A lot of it is typically noise, noise generated, people want to be able to have a peaceful sleep at night and a lot of it has been generated from either parties or people walking and creating a lot of loud noise for the public and that's been a concern for them, so that's been our focus," said Captain Lizotte.
The patrols include officers in both uniform and plain clothes.
The police department urges any residents experiencing noise issues in their neighborhoods to contact them.