Selby Police say they will be stepping up patrols in Barlby after reports of incidents of anti-social behaviour in the village at night.
As part of Operation Dot, officers from other areas of the Selby district are conducting patrols targeting the youths causing trouble.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “There is a dispersal authority in place for the evening which grants officers additional powers including that to remove under 16s to their home address if it is believed they cause harassment, alarm or distress or engage in ASB.”
“If any residents notice youths causing problems tonight please call us on 101 and report it so we can deploy directly to that area and deal with them.”
Residents reported more anti-social behaviour over the weekend. “Someone was setting fireworks off in the park last night. Rockets hitting the houses and all over the road this morning.”