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Crime problems diminish after Nandina Street cleanup efforts


September 27, 2016

AREA RESIDENTS help a contractor clean up the property at 1240 Nandina St. last fall during an abatement effort organized by the Sweet Home Police Department.

The crime problem on Nandina Street is diminishing.

As of Sept. 19, the Sweet Home Police Department had received 160 reports relating to the 1100 to 1300 block of Nandina. For the entirety of 2015, the department had 283 calls for service in the same section of the block.

If the pace of calls remained the same, a number that already includes the busier summer months, the department could expect approximately 205 calls by the end of 2016, an annual decrease in the number of calls of nearly 28 percent.

The difference is clear, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

The area has been impacted by t...

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