School starts on Monday, and Anna Police will be visible on the streets.
"We will have extra officers patrolling making sure that traffic flows smoothly, that drivers obey school zone speed limits and enforcing cell phone use violations in school zones," said Anna Police Sgt. Jeff Caponera.
Since by now everyone should be well aware that cell phone use in school zones is against the law, "We will no longer hand out warnings and will be issuing citations," said Caponera.
Additionally, drivers are reminded that fines for passing a stopped school bus range from $200 to $1,000. Harsher penalties are written into law: if a driver who was previously convicted of passing a stopped school bus does it again and injures a child they could be charged with a state jail felony.
On Monday, Aug. 19, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of E. White Street regarding a death investigation. Officers determined that the subject died of a self inflicted gunshot to the head.
"There was no foul play involved," said Caponera. The name of the victim has not been released.
On Friday, Aug. 16, officers responded to the 300 block of Hilltop on a garage burglary call. The victim reported that someone entered the open garage and removed property without his consent.
Also on Friday, officers were back on Hilltop, now in the 500 block, where unknown suspects took medication form an unlocked vehicle.
"It appears that someone may have been going up and down the street looking for an opportunity," Caponera stated.
Anna police officers also made three warrant arrests over the Aug. 16 weekend.