No problems so far with alcohol in Montgomery County parks

Despite concerns, no problems so far with alcohol in parks

Plus: Number of residents using victim services nearly doubled; Police encourage extra caution for online holiday shopping

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Despite concerns, no problems so far with alcohol in parks

There have been no problems with Montgomery County’s decision to allow alcohol in parts of nine parks.

“We got quite a bit of public and media attention when we decided to allow alcohol in these areas. I’m very pleased to report despite a lot of concerns, we have had no negative incidents so far related to the allowance of alcohol in these nine spaces,” Montgomery Parks Director Mike Riley said Tuesday. [Montgomery Community Media]

Number of residents using victim services nearly doubled

The number of Montgomery County residents using domestic and sexual violence victim services under the county Department of Health and Human Services nearly doubled this year compared to 2019.

Intakes for the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program and the Abused Persons Program were 91% higher between in the first half of this year compared to last year, according to the Victim Services Advisory Board. [Montgomery Community Media]

Police encourage extra caution for online holiday shopping

With the pandemic raging on, many people are turning more to online shopping.

With the holidays approaching, police in Montgomery County said Thursday there is a bigger concern about expensive packages and deliveries getting stolen from porches. [Fox 5]

Today’s weather

Sunny, with a high around 63 and a low around 43

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