Sutter Creek Police Chief Talks Impact Of Homeless Residents In The City

Sutter Creek Police Chief Talks Impact Of Homeless Residents In The City

Sutter Creek Police Chief James O’Connell gave a report at last night’s Sutter Creek City Council meeting on the impact of homeless and transient residents in the city. According to the Chief, transients were responsible for approximately 75 to 100 calls for service last year. However this reflects a very small population of between four and five individuals and just one person was single-handedly responsible for 36 of those calls. Chief O’Connell went on to note that the police were limited in what way they could do in response, in that most of the calls were for misdemeanors that would not result in arrests, or for activities such as camping or sleeping in a car on public property, that were not crimes. In other business, the council approved the annual assessment for the Crestview Lighting District and received an update on the Main Street Bridge Project. This week will see several blocks of Main Street have their sidewalks replaced, closing off access for pedestrian traffic and some businesses.

Written by KVGC Staff

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