Increased patrols are paying off in New Richmond

To ensure the safety of all students attending New Richmond schools, the New Richmond Police Department is spending more time patrolling the school zones and enforcing the posted speed limits this school year.

According to New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby, the amped up enforcement efforts have already yielded some major results.

On Nov. 16, New Richmond police officers arrested two suspects involved in a hit and run accident near the village schools in the 1100 block of Bethel-New Richmond Road (where all three district schools are located).

As a result of the extra police patrols, officers were able to respond quickly after concerned citizens reported that a reckless driver had passed the schools, ran off the road, and struck a mailbox before striking an oncoming car (1988 Chevrolet Celebrity) driven by a school teacher.