Police recorded speeds on Victoria Street in Dundalk

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At the most recent Southgate police services board on Jan. 19, members saw results from speed measurements.

The township had received complaints from residents about high speeds on Victoria Street. The speed limit there, as on all Dundalk streets is 40 km/hr.

Measurements were taken back in July of last year, using a radar recorder, with Proton being the closest cross street. The dates were Wednesday, July 22 to Monday, July 27.

Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. were the times that the most vehicles were going more than 45 km/hr.

Overall, the police evaluation come back with a low priority for enforcement, however, as only about 15 percent of cars went more than 45 km/hr.

The PSB received a letter from a resident saying that the speed limit in the village needs to be communicated to make clear that the change applies to the whole town, not just the school zone.

YEAR-END STATISTICS

The summary of occurrences in the Township of Southgate showed that calls for assault went up from 17 to 23 between 2019 to 2020 while other crimes against a person went down from 24 to 16. Sexual assault calls went down from 12 to 5.

In property crime, break and enters went from 16 to 29; theft over $5,000 went from 11 to 24, theft under remained basically the same. Mischief calls went from 19 to 33 and fraud from 17 to 30.

As far as drug crime, there was one for possession, and three for trafficking, which represented a minimal change from the year before.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald