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Anaheim PD Works to Provide Safe Environment for Angels Fans

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Enjoy the Angels-Yankees playoff games. But do so safely.

That’s the message being broadcast across Southern California as the Angels prepare for tonight’s Game 4 of the American League Championship series.

KTLA was among the television stations at the stadium yesterday; click on the image above to view reporter Manny Medrano’s report.

The Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times also published articles encouraging responsible enjoyment of the playoff games.

Police Add DUI Patrols Around Stadium During Playoffs

The Anaheim Police Department will be joined by other law enforcement agencies around Angel Stadium for today’s and Thursday’s playoff games in a crackdown against drunken driving.

“We remember Nick Adenhart, Courtney Stewart, Henry Peason, Jon Wilhite and the countless others who have been the victims of DUI drivers,” said Police Chief John Welter. “We will work hard to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

To read the press release, which includes important safety and traffic tips, click here.

APD Reminds Angel Fans Not to Get Out of Hand

As the Angels prepare to host the American League Championship Series this week, police remind fans to follow a few rules.

Click on the image below to read the article published today on the Orange County Register’s Web site.

Orange County Register

Unless Going to Playoff Games, Avoid Angel Stadium Area

The police department issued an advisory today encouraging residents and visitors to avoid the stadium area Monday, Tuesday and next Thursday before and after Anaheim Angels playoff games – unless, of course, you have tickets.

Sgt James Kazakos works the 2002 World Series

Sgt James Kazakos works the 2002 World Series

Ticket holders are encouraged to carpool and to arrive early to minimize congestion. The Angels play the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

“This is an exciting time for the city of Anaheim and for the Angels,” said Sgt. Rick Martinez. “To ensure the best experience possible for everybody, please prepare for heavier than normal foot and automobile traffic. It will probably take a little longer to get in and out of the stadium.”

  • Monday’s game starts at 1:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 4:57 p.m.
  • If necessary, Thursday’s game will start at 4:57 p.m.

To read the police department’s advisory, which also includes important safety tips, click here.

And to read a recent interview with Sgt. Jerry Blair, who heads Angel Stadium security, click here.