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CdA trespass program works

City police said a new program targeting trespassers has proven effective in Coeur d'Alene. The program allows officers to enter the property of consenting businesses, even when they are not there. Owners register their land with the department, and when an officer sees something out of place, they are allowed to go into the area and fix the problem. "We've had people who have learned to turn on our gas here because we can't put a lock on it. They turn the fires on at night, sleep by them," said Crafted Taphouse manager Chris Evans. Prior to the new program, officers said their hands were largely tied after hours. "Police saw them in the evening, but didn't have the right to come onto the property and remove them," said Evans/Taylor Viydo, KREM 2. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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