San Diego Police confront homeless living in East Village

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 22:29:02-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Homeless people in San Diego woke up Tuesday morning to find San Diego Police officers going street by street, offering resources. 

 Police officers lined the streets of the East Village. They were going street by street approaching the homeless in their tents. At one point there were at least eight patrol cars on one block.  

SDPD says their efforts are a part of their ongoing outreach to let the homeless know about the resources available to them in hopes of ending the cycle of homelessness.  

Most of the homeless received warnings about their property blocking the street or other violations. A few were detained for previous violations. One person was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant. Two people were transported to county mental health. 

Officers were also letting people know about the new bathrooms installed by the city in hopes of stopping the spread of Hepatitis A.