CHICAGO — Police are warning pedestrians to watch their mobile phones after numerous thefts had been suggested in the Loop in April. In every incident, the robber focused pedestrians in the vicinity on the usage of their cellular phones, consistent with an alert from Chicago police. The thief either snatched the telephone from the pedestrian’s hand or picked them out of pockets or open handbags.
The thefts passed off:
At four:10 p.M., April eleven within the first block of South Wabash Avenue;
At eight p.M., April 11 within the three hundred blocks of South Dearborn Street;
At 10:50 a.M., April 12 inside the first block of South Wabash Avenue; and
At 11:50 a.M., April 12, in the first block of East Madison Street.
Maui police issued a complete 216 cell phone violations ultimate week, all through an enforcement effort to curb distracted driving. Lieutenant William Hankins, Maui Police Department Traffic Division Commander, said that as of April 15, Maui Police had issued a total of 740 citations for cellular phone violations to date in 2019. During the 2018 calendar 12 months, 2964 cellular cellphone citations were issued by way of Maui Police. Last week’s enforcement was done in coordination with the State Department of Transportation as part of the National Highway Transportation Highway Safety Administration’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. As part of the enforcement effort, the Maui Police Department Traffic Division labored saturation patrols at numerous locations focusing enforcement efforts on violations related to driving while texting or speaking on mobile phones. Lt. Hankins stated the saturation patrol efforts yielded several violations and several arrests. Maui Police traffic officers issued the subsequent citations:
211 Cell Phone violations,
five Cellphone/School zone violations,
6 Child Restraint violations,
one hundred thirty Seatbelt violations, and
73 different traffic violations.
Officers additionally made six arrests for numerous warrants and one arrest for Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of Liquor.
“The countrywide distracted motive force focus marketing campaign will preserve till the quit of the month,” said Lt. Hankins, “However, the Maui Police Department will continue its efforts 12 months spherical to deal with and implement all site visitors legal guidelines and sell secure using practices for all those who utilize county and kingdom roadways.”