Police received and responded to a number of reports regarding anti-social behaviour in the Riverside Park area of Ballymoney yesterday evening, Saturday, March 12.
Officers continue to work alongside partner agencies, local representatives and the community to find collaborative and proactive solutions to address the problem.
In a statement to Causeway Coast Community, Sergeant Ian Ferriby said: “I want to reassure the local community that we take this very seriously. We are committed to working towards a solution and welcome any information from the public and local elected representatives to inform what we are doing.
“People have a right to live in peace and to feel safe in their communities. Those who choose to engage in anti-social and criminal behaviour must understand that it is unacceptable.
“We would ask parents and guardians to speak to their young people. Do you know where they are and what they’re doing?
“Now is the time to remind them of the dangers of getting involved in behaviour which could result in injuring themselves, others, or ultimately, a criminal record.
“I want to reassure the community that our officers will be continuing to carry out patrols in the area and I would encourage anyone who witnesses any anti-social or criminal behaviour to report any incidents to us on the non-emergency number 101.
A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org