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Los Fresnos PD advises citizens to follow shelter-in-place orders

Traffic has been light along Highway 100 as motorists have been following the shelter-in-place and curfew orders. Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

LOS FRESNOS – Since failing to follow the measures issued by county judges to stop the spread of the coronavirus carries a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 180 days in jail, Los Fresnos police are urging residents to abide by the regulations.

Police Chief Hector Gonzalez said his officers have been passing out flyers during traffic stops to educate people on the mandatory shelter-in-place and other orders.

The latest measure issued by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr., instructs people to wear face masks whenever they are out in public.
In spite of that, numerous warnings and citations have been issued from March to this past week.

A total of 53 citations and 439 warnings have been issued by police as of April 14.

Los Fresnos Mayor Polo Narvaez said residents should follow the orders.
“We are asking our officers to be lenient,” he said. “On the other hand, we don’t want people going around for no reason unless it’s for something essential.”

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