Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

Law Enforcement Agencies Around the World Remind Citizens to Abide by Violation Laws and Use Common Sense When Playing pokemon go.

The new insanely popular mobile game has led to some terrifying results in recent days, such as the location of a corpse and robberies against players in Missouri.

On Monday, Captain Raj Vaswani of the San Francisco Police Department issued an online message warning players to “obey the traffic laws, please.”

“Don’t drive into trees, meters and things attached to the sidewalk; they hurt,” he said. “Do not drive or ride your bike/skateboard/hipster techie device while interacting with the app. Know where your kids go when they play with the app, set limits on where they can go so they don’t keep trying to get that Pokemon.”

Meanwhile, police in Bangor, Maine, wrote on Facebook:

  1. For those who have asked me if there are Pokemon in our lobby (or gym..hah) I have no idea.
  2. Be careful as I don’t believe the game was intended to be used while driving. This can be a problem.
  3. We do not have an emergency phone charging station in the lobby and no, you cannot turn yourself in with a warrant in exchange for charging your phone.

In Virginia, the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Monday that it “has been experiencing a rise in trespassing and suspicious activity lately due to the new Pokemon Go app.”

The agency continued:

At all hours of the night, when these places are closed to the public, deputies have located countless individuals on business, church, and government property. The contestants use their phones to find the location of “Pokemons” to play the game. These actions are considered intrusion and place the individual and delegates in a position of unnecessary risk. Please do not enter the premises without proper permission or after appropriate times. Parents should encourage their children to avoid these actions for their own safety and to enjoy the game responsibly.

Similarly, police in Western Australia noted, “’I was collecting Pokemon’ is not a legal defence [sic] against a trespassing charge, so make sure you have permission to enter an area or building.”

Meanwhile, authorities in New Zealand wrote: “Never use your phone while driving; don’t step out on the road without looking; watch out for others, especially if they have their nose buried in their phone; be aware of what is happening around you; and respect other people and their property.”

Display image by Sarasota Police Department

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