HAMPTON, N.H. (CBS) – Seashore-goers in Hampton, New Hampshire, will not be comfortable massive crowds are popping up and inflicting fights.
“I like to consider Hampton as a household, household place,” stated Peg Adams.
“There was a ton of cops right here final weekend, and there was a ton. Lots of people that reside up right here; we’re giving all of them the help,” stated Heather Ward.
Persons are hoping the elevated police presence will forestall any extra issues this summer season.
“What we’re actually experiencing listed below are occasions which might be coordinated by means of social media that simply collect a mass quantity of individuals to a bunch in a single place,” stated Hampton Police Chief David Hobbs.
Hampton Police Chief David Hobbs appeared earlier than the board of selectmen this week to debate the violence.
He stated the big teams aren’t remoted to Hampton Seashore. The chief stated they’ve stepped up visibility to discourage any extra crowds.
“We are going to proceed with these efforts in order that we will give attention to these points and be seen, so individuals can really feel protected after they come to this group,” stated Chief Hobbs.
Communities up and down New Hampshire’s seacoast are working collectively to cease the violence.
“We’re reinforcing our patrols. We’re attempting to be proactive and get on the market,” stated Rye Chief Kevin Walsh.
Chief Walsh stated the city had an incident over the weekend stemming from individuals leaving Hampton Seashore.
An individual was hit within the highway after getting out of a automotive due to a struggle.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s Hampton, Seabrook, North Hampton, Rye, New Citadel or Portsmouth; we’re all feeling this. It’s pushing proper to all people’s border,” stated Chief Walsh.