At the monthly meeting Thursday, June 4, South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association president Michele Huggins discussed what residents need to do when they are approached by solicitors. According to Huggins, residents need to ask for a driver’s license, business permit, and a city permit of any solicitor.
If the salesman doesn’t have a license tell them to leave and then call the police.
Columbia police officer Kevin Schmidt says tickets for solicitation are $2,000. He says once he writes one ticket, soliciting stops for a while.
In other news, Schmidt reported an uptick in burglaries in the South Kilbourne neighborhood. Burglaries occurred on Capers Avenue, Cavalier Court, Deerwood Street, and South Kilbourne Road.
There was also an auto break-in at the 1500 block of South Kilbourne Road. Tools were taken out of a truck.
Upon resident’s request, the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association will meet in July. The association will not meet in August.