PELHAM, N.Y. Do not drink green beer and drive this weekend while celebrating St. Patricks Day, as Pelham and Pelham Manor police will be out looking for those who drive drunk.
The message sent by Detective Rick Deere of the Pelham Police Department was that it's fine to have fun at the many events throughout the county and locally, but make sure you are doing it legally.
I know well have a detail out this weekend, he said. As far as exactly what theyll be doing, I dont know. But I know well have a detail out just to make sure that all the celebrators are celebrating legally. Well have more people [officers] out there.
Deere said he hasn't noticed an increase in crime on St. Patricks Day during his time on the force.
Youll notice a few more people, Deere said. All the people around, but I cant say that the crime increases [during St. Patricks day weekend] or anything like that.
Pelham Manor Police Chief Al Mosiello echoed Deeres sentiments, advising residents that Pelham Manor will have an increased police presence on the roads.
Yes, we always do, said Mosiello. Like Deere, he has not noticed a jump in crime on St. Patricks Day.
I cant remember anything that was significant in the past years, he said. No, not in the Manor.
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