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Grass Valley PD Not Passive About Homeless

Homelessness and the issues that go with it continue to be a problem in Grass Valley, but police say they are not sitting idly by. Police Chief John Foster says he sent a task force to Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties to learn how they are dealing with homeless problems, and says they found out it’s more than just the police who have to get involved…

Listen to John Foster

Foster says some of those agencies, like the District Attorney’s office, are co-operating here, but more needs to be done. One of Foster’s officers, Clint Lovelady, works directly with the homeless, and tries to help as many of them individually as he can…

Listen to Clint Lovelady

Lovelady also developed a top ten list of the most problem offenders, and had eight of them arrested in one day. Still, the homeless problem persists. This man, who did not want to use his name, called KNCO’s ‘Fitzsimmons and Flores’ , when Foster and Lovelady were on the program this week (Tuesday)…

Listen to caller

He says Hospitality House is either full or too crowded, and police routinely harass him in the middle of the night when he’s trying to sleep.

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