Loitering Crackdown: Perry Hall Square Shopping Center Plans To Boosts After-School Security
PERRY HALL - The Perry Hall Square Shopping Center will soon begin cracking down on loitering following an outpouring of community complaints.
Perry Hall Square sits just across the street from Perry Hall Middle School and a short walk from Perry Hall High School, inundating the area with a swarm of juveniles whenever school closes.
Annette Ambridge, the owner of BJ's pub at the shopping center, told WMAR in March that customers are often harassed right outside her door.
"The big issue is on the bikes; they feel like the person walking should stop and give them the right away, which bikes aren't even allowed in the shopping center. They drive by in front of my establishment and harass the customers that are outside," said Ambridge.
On Wednesday, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced that he had been in contact with management at the shopping center after receiving similar complaints.
According to Marks, the shopping center plans to significantly increase its security until 2 a.m., especially after area schools finish for the day.
"The shopping center has cameras, and any serious incidents will be shared with the police," Marks said. "We will do what we can to make sure the shopping center continues to be a good place and a pillar of Perry Hall, as it has been since the early 1960s."
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