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Police to resume downtown patrol

The Fort Wayne Police Department will resume its weekday downtown patrol starting Monday.

Officers assigned to the detail will use bikes, T3 Motion electric scooters, an ATV, as well foot patrols to canvass an area bound by Clay Street to the east, Broadway to the west, Superior to the north, the railroad tracks to the south, Headwaters Park, Lawton Park and the Rivergreenway that surrounds the downtown area.

Two officers will patrol from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the ability to adjust their patrol coverage based on need. The detail concludes at the end of September.

New Haven plans sewer rate hearing

The city of New Haven will host a public hearing for the proposed sewer rate hike at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

New Haven City Council is proposing a 42 percent hike, which would amount to $22.29 a month on a basic bill. A customer using 5,000 gallons of water a month – sewage rates are calculated by water usage – would pay $75.35 a month. Currently, that same customer pays $53.06 a month.

Retailer giving away firearm locks

Gander Mountain will give away trigger locks for guns from Friday to Sunday. The national sporting goods chain will give away 50,000 locks as part of the “With Rights Comes Responsibility: Secure Your Firearms” program.

The number of locks that will be available at the Fort Wayne location on Lima Road is not yet known, as the shipment is set to arrive today, according to management.

There is a one-lock limit per customer, and the locks can be used on any firearm, according to a news release from Gander Mountain.

The store chain started its firearms responsibility program in April 2013 and says the nation’s numerous accidental shootings every year show the importance of gun locks.

– Journal Gazette