Politician investigates Polson safety

Coun. Scott Anderson says he has visited the park and talked to a number of residents

Perceptions about safety are being challenged in Vernon’s Polson Park.

Coun. Scott Anderson says he has visited the park and talked to a number of residents after hearing regularly that the landmark site is prone to criminal activity and is dangerous.

“There doesn’t seem to be a real outcry over safety during the daylight, including from single women,” he said.

“That doesn’t speak to nighttime of course and that’s a different story.”

Anderson says he plans to spend some time in the park during evening hours to get a sense of what goes on there.

In recent months, the body of a man was found in the park and three individuals are facing charges related to the matter.

In another case, a city worker was picked up and tossed over the shoulder of someone in the park.