If you have been caught up in the Pokemon Go game craze, Texarkana Police want you to be safe out there.

Texas side authorities have some safety tips for you to follow:

Don't become so engrossed in the game that you are not paying attention to your surroundings. As always, look both ways before you cross the street. If you find yourself in a situation or place that for whatever reason that makes you uncomfortable, trust your instincts and leave immediately.

  • Don't trespass on someone else's property. Many of the Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms are placed at buildings, churches, parks, and memorials all across town. However, some of these are actually on private property. Please be mindful of the property owner's rights while you play.
  • Have a DPD - Designated Pokemon Driver. It goes without saying that you should not be playing while actually driving a vehicle.
  • Keep in mind that -- as a matter of practicality -- it is better to play during the day than at night. People tend to get more concerned when they see strangers walking around businesses and neighborhoods in the middle of the night and call the police about any suspicious activity. If we police receive a call, they will check it out.
  • Remember that all city parks close between 10PM and daylight. Please limit your game play in the parks to the times that they are officially open. Also, the juvenile curfew times do apply for those under the age of 17.

So in other words catch all the Pokemon you can, but be careful and lawful in doing so.

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