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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Police Chief: Use Common Sense to Stay Safer at Home


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:38am

Lake Wales Police Chief Chris Velasquez

Lake Wales Police Chief Chris Velasquez is urging residents to use "common sense" when it comes to adhering to the state's recently imposed "safer at home" mandates.

But, city officials warn, enforcement of those guidelines will become more strict if the public ignores them.

"We're doing everything we can to educate, and encourage the community to stay at home. It's really just a matter of using good common sense," Velasquez said. "There are statutes that are in effect that would allow us to make arrests if necessary, but we don't want to do that. No law enforcement agency wants to do that,...

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