Starla Pointer / News-Register##Carlton officers, from left, Robert Anderson, Kevin Martinez and Jake Blair bring stuffed animals to the Nelson children, Conner, 11, and Sophia, 8, and their 3-year-old sister, Elayna (not pictured).
Starla Pointer / News-Register##Carlton officers, from left, Robert Anderson, Kevin Martinez and Jake Blair bring stuffed animals to the Nelson children, Conner, 11, and Sophia, 8, and their 3-year-old sister, Elayna (not pictured).
Starla Pointer / News-Register##Sgt. Robert Anderson talks with Tara Forsman and her daughter, Kailin Michelle, after giving the 5-year-old a bear.
Starla Pointer / News-Register##Sgt. Robert Anderson talks with Tara Forsman and her daughter, Kailin Michelle, after giving the 5-year-old a bear.
By News-Register staff • 

Santa patrol a hit in Carlton

Carlton police Chief Kevin Martinez, Sgt. Robert Anderson and Officer Jake Blair drove the streets in their annual “Santa patrol” Saturday, greeting residents and paying special attention to youngsters. They handed out candy and stuffed animals to delighted children.

Some of the kids sent thank you notes to the police department a few days later. One read, “Dear Chief, thank you for the stuffed dog. I sleep with it every night and bring it everywhere I go. Love, Ella.”

Carlton officers said Santa patrol is a good way to get to know local families and give children a positive impression of law enforcement. It’s also in keeping with the department’s year-round emphasis on community policing.

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Sharon

Just quickly scanning through the list of article titles on the main page, I thought the title of this one read, "Santa Hit a Patrol Car." :)

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