Some Lexington Parks Becoming Hot Spots for Crime

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

They're supposed to be places for your kids to play or for you to excercise at or just enjoy, but some Lexington parks are becoming hot spots for crime. From aggravated assaults to sex offenses, Lexington police responded more than one hundred times in the last year to three specific parks.

Valley park on Cambridge drive saw police responding for Assaults and drug related activity. Castlewood park off of Bryan Avenue had the second most police calls, mostly for trespassing, sex offenses and disorderly people. Finally, Woodland park off of East High Street had the most reports of crimes being committed. Police reports show they responded for assaults, drug and alcohol activity and disorderly people.

Most of these reported crimes are occurring late at night when it is dark and when there shouldn't be anyone in the parks.



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