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Coronado police ask parents to help end teen beach parties

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CORONADO (CBS 8) - Police are warning parents to know where their kids are and what they are really doing in Coronado.

Officers posted an alert on the City of Coronado Police Department Facebook page educating parents about calls in the 1000 block of Ocean Boulevard for teens drinking alcohol, smoking and harassing families and visitors. Police they believe it's mainly local teens.

"We are making sure that parents are aware of this that it's starting before the curfew hour," said Commander Mike Lawton.

Police say it's happening more often between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on the walkway, dunes and the beach area behind Hotel Del Coronado.

"It's rude behavior, discourteous, alcohol violations and smoking violations," said Lawton.

One resident who lives on Ocean Boulevard gets a front row view to the parties.

"You are used to it. You are used to the people and you are used to the noise so that doesn't bother me. It's the vandalism that's been the problem," said Jeff Alison.

He says last year he had a window shot and he's had a bench stolen.

This year Alison says he hasn't seen the parties as rowdy as last year.

"Its really been nothing so far. I keep having to add that,"

Police say it is still the early part of the summer and already they can feel it will be loud summer.

"It's a repeat from last summer and we saw an increase over the summer of the group growing and growing and getting out of control," said Lawton.

In Coronado it's a $100 fine if caught smoking in public. Alcohol is banned on the beach, for teens it's a trip to jail. If caught past curfew it's a $250 fine and juvenile court.

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