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Although I am a fan of trees, there is one tree and subsequent surrounding area that has been a royal pain for patrol, CCTV unit, regulatory unit and of course the citizens of Richmond.  There is a tree near Nelson’s liquor  that over the past two years that Detective Oliver and I  have nicknamed “the warrant tree.” This tree is famous for its consistent delivery of people with warrants into our custody.

I would like to thank Nabila Sher at Bay Area Community Resources for putting CPTED into use and convincing the owner (McDonalds Corp.) to take down a tree that conceals frequent loitering, alcohol and drug abuse, criminal activity and numerous calls for service.  Ms. Sher has been a tireless advocate for the Regulatory Unit and assists us at the West County Alcohol Policy Group.  Although it took a long time for the owner to take action I am confident the removal of that tree will render positive results.

Thank you Nabila!
Det. Benjamin Therriault, Richmond Police Department, Regulatory Unit

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