Police warn man, rummage sales not allowed

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by Tiffany Tarpley

Caledonia—Police have warned a Racine County man about the frequency of rummage sales at his home in Caledonia.

“They told me that I couldn’t have them no more because you can only have nine a year,” explained Bernard Little.

Last Wednesday an officer stopped by Little’s Erie Street home and according to the report, he had about a dozen bikes in his yard.

Bernard said he is disabled and retired and repairing as well as selling the bicycles gives him something to do. He has sold them since the summer and hasn’t had a problem until now.

“I just set them in the driveway and people go by they see them,” he said. “I don’t have no rummage sale sign you know like most people do.”

The ordinance about the regulation on rummage and garage sales in the Village of Caledonia states, in part: "It shall be unlawful for any person or party to hold or permit to be held a rummage/garage sale on more than nine calendar days, whether or not consecutive, within any calendar year."

Little believes someone complained to police. He said he will follow the rules and put the bikes away until next year.

He hopes the rule is enforced across the board.

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