RIDGELEY – As Ridgeley's trial on its body cameras draws to a close, the Ridgley mayor and council agreed to purchase the system for the cameras and data storage.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
RIDGELEY – As Ridgeley’s trial on its body cameras draws to a close, the Ridgley mayor and council agreed to purchase the system for the cameras and data storage.
“It’s to protect the officers,” said mayor Lynn Carr as the council agreed to the purchase as long as the full cost is not due up front.
“It’s almost a necessity,” said commissioner Duke Lantz.
Reporting for the police department, Officer Mike Lott urged residents to lock their homes, cars and buildings.
A recent rash of thefts have come from thieves opening doors that were unlocked and taking money, drugs and other items.
Finance commissioner Butch Hawse noted that all the bills are paid and that the town is hoping to do some blacktopping before winter.
Public works reported that the snow plows are ready for winter and the potholes should be filled in the coming weeks.
Ridgley and Carpendale will hold their annual Halloween Trick or Treat from 5 -7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Residents wishing to participate should turn on their porch light,
Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Department will have crews circulating through the area and motorist are asked to be extra careful while driving during this time when the children are out.