Huntsville Police urge Pokemon Go players to be mindful and respectful, especially in city cemeteries

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Chances are you, or someone in your family is playing Pokemon Go. It’s taking the world by storm — you just need to be mindful and play the game safely and respectfully.

That’s a request from Huntsville Police.

“Everyone is encouraged to use the City parks and other open-air public recreation areas, but remember that all City parks close one hour after sunset unless otherwise posted. In addition, Maple Hill Cemetery is closed to visitors at sunset. The cemetery is a great place to visit and learn about the history of Huntsville, but it is not a place for games, loud noise or criminal behavior,” police said.

Police say anyone who violates the park and cemetery rules is subject to being criminally trespassed or even arrested. Damage to any property, including graves, grave markers and items placed on graves, can result in criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, in addition to fines.

Police urge you to be mindful of your personal safety.  Stay in well-lit public areas and avoid secluded and unknown places.  This is a good reminder for anyone, not just if you’re playing Pokemon Go.

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