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Friday June 9th

Public Safety

Nine Chapel Hill police cars to get fuel-saving system

Nine Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars with the Chapel Hill Police Department will be outfitted with the IdleRight Vehicle Fuel Management System, paid for with a $3,600 grant from the North Carolina Solar Center’s Alternative Fuel/Advanced Vehicle Technology project. The town also received almost $18,700 from the solar center to help pay for four Ford Escape Hybrids, which have double the fuel economy of the old vehicles. The IdleRight sensor monitors battery charge and turns on the car engine only when the battery is low, saving fuel and potentially reducing emissions. The town is currently finalizing the contract with the center, after which it will take a few months to equip five vehicles with the IdleRight. Four new cars that will be added to the police fleet in the fall through the vehicle replacement plan will also be equipped.

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Texting, driving brings ?nes

While UNC freshman Danielle Gillyard doesn’t text and drive, she has many friends who do. And she said she doesn’t think older people would be able to text well enough to do it while driving.

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	Blue Light Emergency lights are located all over campus and allow students to call for help or be picked up and escorted if they feel unsafe.

Safety programs support awareness, action

Safety is often overlooked by UNC students. They cross busy streets and walk home from the library late at night without thinking twice. Every now and then, they encounter a problem. For those in need, there are several local services to provide legal assistance and preventive measures.

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Cook attacked in Beta break-in

A stranger knocked on the window of the Beta Theta Pi house basement just after lunch Monday. When he came around to the door, he told the cook he was there to do work on the house. He grabbed her and pulled her into a bathroom before she could confirm his story

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Police log for January 26, 2011

Someone stole another person’s property between 9 a.m. Thursday and 10:17 a.m. Monday at 1934 Fountain Ridge Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports.

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Police log for January 24, 2011

A 23-year-old man was found urinating on the side of a building at 2:59 a.m. Sunday in University Square, according to Chapel Hill police reports. John Matthew Schweighardt was charged with public urination, reports state.

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	Since the beginning of the year, Chapel Hill police and the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement Division have been cracking down on bartenders who serve alcohol to underage customers.  So far this month, 11 bartenders and servers have been cited.

Chapel Hill police crack down on serving to minors

Chapel Hill police have started cracking down on bartenders who sell alcohol to underage customers since the beginning of the year. To help educate bartenders, Timmons and Officer Samantha Williams held a meeting Thursday open to the public about the laws regarding selling alcohol and what to look for in validating someone’s driver’s license.

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Police log for January 20, 2010

Someone leaned against the wall of Ye Olde Waffle Shop and damaged its wall tiles at 1:34 p.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police report. Damage to the wall tiles was valued at $1,000, reports state.

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Police log for January 19, 2011

Someone pointed a gun at another person at 1 a.m. Monday at East Franklin and Henderson streets, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone showed a box cutter and robbed another person between 3 a.m.

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