Officers checking potentially dangerous goods
LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – The Laredo Police Department is attacking tractor-trailers that leave their cargo behind in undisclosed locations.
They could be seen on Friday morning giving citations to drivers where the problems are most common.
However, rivers need to know that they are keeping their eyes open and that penalties are imposed on those who wish to stay behind the wheel.
“The important thing is that we receive a lot of complaints and that the department has decided to send people to take care of this matter,” said investigator Joe Baeza. “We are dealing with these trailers that are abandoned overnight sometimes all weekend.”
Laredo Police are on patrol to check cargo trailers that are temporarily discarded, creating multiple concerns for officers.
“Increase public safety by ensuring that the two lanes don’t turn into one – imagine if you will, if we had one here around a storage facility and needed fire trucks and that we had to get in and out of here. We would have plenty of time if we needed trailers on both sides of the sidewalk.
Here in the Gateway City, import / export activities contribute immensely to our economy in Laredo, but when a freight trailer is left isolated, the police have the right to investigate what is there. a inside the trailer and see and explore any incidents that may arise. have created.
“I found inspections, they found during inspections, bodies thrown in the backs of trucks and all that,” Sgt. Anthony Gomez said. “So it is imperative that officers from the Patrol Division and the Orders Division deal with this matter for the safety of the public.”
Truck drivers also put their items at risk by leaving them behind.
“There are times that they’ll steal stuff or whatever and find it well later,” Officer Mario Casares said.
“You also cannot park these trucks in residential areas,” Baeza said. “I’m going to tell you about my past experience in law enforcement. They’re really trying to stick that boxed trailer in their own driveway, overtaking the street past the curb. It is quite bulky to park in a driveway in a residential area. They are not allowed. So the Laredo Police Department did what they could to try to alleviate the situation. “
Violent crime is also of great concern to the truck drivers themselves.
It is ranked, historically, as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country with many cases involving international travel.
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