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Property watch program gives police green light to address loiterers

The Sweet Home Police Department has formally opened a new program designed to help commercial property owners, business owners and apartment complex owners prevent unwanted activities after business hours.

“Without authority granted by the person responsible for the property or business, the police are often not able to take action on non-criminal issues that occur on private property,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

Examples include non-residents and non-customers hanging out on property, littering and parking their vehicles.

The Property Watch program allows responsible persons to par...

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