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Police Unit Still Patrolling for Neighborhood Violations

Police Unit Still Patrolling for Neighborhood Violations



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Andrew Adams ReportingThey drew national headlines when they arrested a woman who had an unsightly yard. She wouldn't give them her name, but they've got the backing of their mayor, and they're out on the mean streets of Orem, trying to get the yards looking good.

Driving through the streets with Sgt. Wad Raab, it wasn't hard to spot the nasty yards.

Police Unit Still Patrolling for Neighborhood Violations

He put it this way, "I wouldn't want to live next to that."

Sgt. Raab spends a lot of his day monitoring yards and tearing down yard sale signs. They're against the code.

"They look poor, as well as being illegal," he says.

Raab says his unit - the neighborhood preservation unit - is making a difference. Crime statistics show last year the unit cracked down on 369 nuisance properties and 1,200 illegal signs.

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