REVERE, Mass. —WCVB Story link: https://www.wcvb.com/article/revere-massachusetts-extra-police-patrols-beach-hot-weekend/40052817
Massachusetts State Police plan to have an increased presence along Revere Beach this weekend, with large crowds expected as temperatures across the area soar into the low- to mid-90s.
“Visitors will see an increased police presence to ensure a safe and peaceful setting for all beachgoers,” Colonel Christopher Mason, state police superintendent said in a news release
“Massachusetts State Troopers and Revere Police will enforce all laws and regulations to ensure a safe visitor experience, including those concerning quality-of-life issues such as excessive noise and public drinking,” Mason’s statement said.
The message comes after five people were charged last weekend in connection with a series of fights that broke out near the Revere Beach bandstand.
State police said a boy suffered potentially serious injuries that required transport to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Several hundred people were gathered in the area around 5 p.m. Saturday when the fights broke out, so state police said additional troopers were called in to help with crowd control. K-9 units were also sent to the scene.
Police said a parking ban will go into effect at 6 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Boulevard.
“Please plan accordingly in order to avoid being towed from designated areas,” Mason said in the statement.
Mason said police will enforce the beach closing time, which is a half hour after dusk, which is approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
“Visitors will be required to leave by that time. That closing time may be changed if conditions so dictate,” Mason wrote.