The policy ensures anyone at the mall under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult, age 21 or older.
A copy of the escort policy posted over a welcome at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford, Conn. A close up of a copy of the escort policy posted over a welcome at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford, Conn.
Milford police responded to assist mall security and called on West Haven, Stratford and state police to help clear people out of the mall and from the parking lot. Mall management announced Friday it would enforce a esort escort policy from 3 p. During the deated enforcement period, shoppers at the Milford mall under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult — ages 21 or older.
Mall officials said one adult can supervise up to four youths during the deated hours. Anyone age 21 or younger is asked to be prepared to show photo identification if asked by security or police.
Once the policy went into effect Friday afternoon, various security and police officers could be seen patrolling throughout the mall, checking in with groups of youths to ensure they were with someone over the age of Milford Police Officer Mike DeVito, the department's spokesman, said there were 10 private duty police strwtford ased to the mall to assist with enforcement Friday night. He said there would be 12 ased to the mall each day this weekend as well.
Experts like Ztratford Smithexecutive director at Citizens for Juvenile Justicesaid there has to be better planning for the holiday and summer breaks when juveniles are out of school to prevent incidents like the one Thursday at the Milford mall.
On that same day last year, there was also a fight involving an estimated to youths at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester that led to the arrest of four people. Two people were arrested after a disturbance at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington. Despite the incident, the mall remained open. Seven people were arrested at Westfield Trumbull Mall on Thursday and two juveniles were briefly hospitalized after a series of fights broke out dating personals vernitsa before 7 p.
stqr Brian Weir said. He said the first fight involved several teens, six of whom were detained by police as they tried to flee. Those teens were charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.
But as the crowd dispersed from the initial windsor canada escort, more disputes began among other groups of teens in other areas srar the mall — one of which led to the arrest of year-old Bridgeport resident Daniel Vasquez on a breach of peace charge. One boy and one girl were taken to Bridgeport hospitals for their injuries, Weir said. A bystander with minor injuries declined medical attention.
Despite the chaos, the Trumbull mall remained open and things were back on track shortly after 8 p. By late afternoon Friday, the hustle and bustle of holiday returns appeared to be back on track.
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