PHILIPSBURG: KPSM’s special actions team was busy with various controls jointly with several other government departments. Most of these controls took place in and around the Philipsburg area.
Within the last couple of days, the combined team conducted controls on street vendors and badly parked vehicles on the Boardwalk and A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities.
During these actions, 7 (seven) drivers were issued fines for illegal parking and driving on a road that was declared closed off for vehicular traffic.
In the surroundings of the Cruise facilities, the special team addressed several of the Gypsy drivers and removed them from the area.
The team also arrested a man who had threatened two individuals with a firearm after an altercation. However, after threatening the victims, the perpetrator fled the scene but later showed back up at the scene without the firearm. He was taken to the police station where he was detained for further investigation.
These joint actions will be ongoing through the busy year-end activity period.