Police vehicles going into 'cruise mode'
By Capt. Aaron Miller
The glowing lights are part of a new initiative aimed at increasing police visibility in the neighborhoods.
Often citizens are not aware that vehicles moving slowly or turning in their neighborhoods after dark are police.
Police vehicles equipped with the “cruiser mode” lights allow officers to turn on the lights when patrolling neighborhoods to help identify our vehicles.
Our first vehicle with the new light mode went on line this month. More vehicles are scheduled to be up-fitted soon.
One traffic accident was reported last week. The collision occurred on Valley Boulevard at Wilco Hess on Sunset Drive when a 2006 Mercury driven by Paige Estella Vaughn of Hope Mills turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
The second vehicle, a 2004 Lexus, was driven by Loring Wright Tilley of Todd. No injuries were reported.
Damages were estimated at $5,000.
A laptop computer was reported stolen from a vehicle on Aug. 22. The computer was reported to be stolen from a vehicle that was parked on Wallingford between the hours of 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. The incident is under investigation.
Four citations were issued last week. The charges included no operator’s license, unsafe movement and open container.