Buxton cracks down on drinking, drugs at park

6:34 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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BUXTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Buxton say they're now doing random patrols at Pleasant Point Park because there's been so much underage drinking and drug use there.

The park runs for about a mile along the Saco River, and it's generally a place where families can go to enjoy rope swings, pinic tables and the beach. But police say word seems to be getting out among teens from out of town, that the park is a place to party. Over the span of a week and a half, police made 7 arrests.

Chief Michael Grovo said, "We want to get some of these groups that are abusing and violating the law down here so we can get the park back so it's a family oriented for them to come."

Police say they continue to have trouble with teens jumping off the Route 202 bridge into the Saco River as well. In 2009, a 12-year-old boy nearly died there after getting hit by a car.


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