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Local citizens patrol possible route for Town


November 11, 2020

La Conner might sport a new look in the months ahead.

Plans are to have walking around town “eyes and ears” as Town officials focus on reducing vandalism, break-ins, robberies, graffiti tagging and other local damage that has seen an uptick during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Ramon Hayes is advocating formation here of a volunteer citizen’s patrol to fill the void when Skagit County Sheriff’s Office deputies are assigned, on call elsewhere or beyond the La Conner detachment’s hours.

“We need it,” Hayes told the Weekly News. “It would give us an extra set of eyes and ears....

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