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Posted September 08. 2017 1:08PM

On patrol at Hampton beach: Arrests up, felonies down

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HAMPTON -- Police said they found success in keeping the beach safe this year, as arrests for alcohol-related crimes were up and violent felony crimes were down from 2016.

Warm weather on weekends and for weekly firework showings on Wednesday nights drew large crowds this summer, but Deputy Police Chief David Hobbs said officers proactively monitored drinking on the beach to keep those behaviors from snowballing into violent situations.


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