APublic AwarenessMessage from Lt. Ronnie Naughton and your Twin Beach Patrol Deputies:

On behalf of yourTwin Beach Patrol Deputies, I felt compelled to address the many Facebook posts concerning the fights that are taking place amongsta contingent of juveniles that show up to theFridayNight Farmer’s Market and other boardwalk events. The Town of North Beach and your Patrol Deputies work extremely hard tomake these events enjoyable to all who attend,while at the same timeensuringthe safety of the residents and visitors tothe town. In short, our relatively quiet, peaceful and crime-free communityhas becomemarredby these isolated juvenile events.

As a community that supportsitsDeputies and their efforts, I wanted to thank you all for that support. At the same time, I want toassureyou that this behavior will no longer go unpunished.I’m sure many parents are not aware of the juvenile mischief that hasbeen taking placeon Fridaynightsat the farmer’s market and Callis Park,which is the new park locatedbehind the North Beach Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Besides the fights, we have had property destruction and other disorderly behavior. As parents,Iencourage you to be proactive with your children. Talkto yourchildrenand reiterate appropriate behavior while attendingthese events.After all, these events are foreveryone to enjoy and it’s quite ashame that they arebeing ruined by a group ofjuveniles who lack etiquette andrespectfor others.

In the past,our Deputies have attempted to talk to and mentorsome of those involved. Some ofthe more serious offenders have been arrested and charged criminally.Beginningthis Fridaynight,July 6, 2018,a zero tolerance policy will be set into effect.I will have the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team deploy their bike patrol unit. Additionally,I will deployadditional foot patrol units at the Farmer’s Market. Both units will be used to supplement the Twin Beach Patrol Deputiesand will continue to patrol the event throughout the remainder of the summer. In orderto restore enjoymentto the Farmer’s Market, juvenileswho engage in fighting, disorderly conduct, or profane and obnoxious language will be charged criminally with the appropriate charge and transported to Prince Frederickfor processing.Parents will then be required to respond to sign for their child’s release.

Thank you for your continued support of the Town of North Beach and Twin Beach Patrol Deputies. If you have any questions feelfree to contact me.

Sincerely,

Lt. Ronnie Naughton

Deputy Commander Twin Beach Patrol

Email:Ronald.naughton@calvertcountymd.gov