City gets crime fighting ‘Gem’

The Gem car, which is similar to a golf cart, will be used by deputies to patrol the Farmer’s Market, the Poppy Festival, and various other events and locations in Lancaster.

LANCASTER – Local auto dealership Hunter Dodge is doing its part to ramp up public safety efforts throughout Lancaster.

Owners Tim and Tom Fuller have donated a vehicle called the “Gem” car to the city.

The vehicle, which is similar in design to a golf cart, will be used by Lancaster Sheriff’s deputies to patrol the Farmer’s Market, the Poppy Festival, and various other events and locations in Lancaster.

“The City is extremely grateful for this donation,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Tim and Tom Fuller have been wonderful City partners and have really stepped up the level of support the City receives from community stakeholders. Thank you to the Fullers for this public safety jewel.”

The City’s new Gem car will also be used to proactively monitor high traffic sites, including Antelope Valley College and The BLVD.

The Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters helped coordinate the donation as a creative solution to Captain Bob Jonsen’s need for a vehicle more maneuverable than a patrol car at certain City sites.

“The purpose of utilizing this additional resource is to ward off mischief,” said Councilmember Marvin Crist, who is a public safety advocate, as well as President of the A.V. Boosters.  “Many crimes can be thwarted with just a small law enforcement presence.  We hope to achieve this when using this vehicle as an added safety measure at special events and public sites.”

  5 comments for “City gets crime fighting ‘Gem’

  1. Jack
    July 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Guess we know why da Fuller’s get to start that no bid, multimillion dollar recycle center.

    • Jill
      July 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

      lil gifts to the king pay off. To the tune of $20 million, from the tax payers. Most expensive “gem” around!

  2. Letlow
    July 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Hunter Dodge is to be commended for stepping up to the plate in the name of public safety. I wish more of these big monied local companies would take heed. We can all end this crime problem if we pool our resources, stop pointing fingers and work together!

  3. JBird Tweak
    July 26, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I feel bad for the retards who have to bee seen driving in that piece of crap. It’s not as bad as those three wheeled retard mobiles at the mall tho. Whatever happened to good old fashioned foot patrol? No wonder half the deputies I see wouldn’t be able to pass the physical test that got them into the department to begin with.

    • ThinkAbout...
      July 26, 2012 at 7:54 am

      If its between this thing and a horse, I’d take this!

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