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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Monday April 10th, 2017 :: 01:47 p.m. PDT
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Fairfield Police Partner with Fairfield Public Works for Abandoned Shopping Cart Sweep

Last week the Fairfield Police Department’s Homeless Intervention Team, in partnership with the City of Fairfield’s Public Works Department, conducted an abandoned shopping cart sweep.   This latest sweep netted more than 59 abandoned shopping carts, adding to the 110 rounded up since the beginning of the year. The City shopping cart sweeps happen once or twice a month, with the goal of reducing blight in our City.  The City of Fairfield is also working with local businesses to encourage more effective measures to retain their shopping carts, and the continued use of private cart retrieval services to assist our efforts.
 
Shopping carts owned by local businesses are often illegally removed from the property and are left abandoned throughout the city. People use the shopping carts to transport purchased items to their homes when they have no other mode of transportation, as well as by the homeless to move various items they collect. In either case, the abandoned shopping carts are an eyesore that contributes to blight throughout the city. 
 
Our Homeless Intervention Team maintains the peace and ensures the safety of those collecting the shopping carts.  The Homeless Intervention Team officers will often issue criminal citations, when appropriate, to those in possession of shopping carts off the businesses property.  The contact also affords the Homeless Intervention Team an opportunity to help those in need by referring them to other resources that may help them improve their future. 
 
The public can help us in our efforts by not removing shopping carts from local businesses, and by reporting abandoned shopping carts in your neighborhood.  
 
There are several ways to report an abandoned shopping cart - 
 
1)    Visit http://www.cartretrieval.net/. Click on the red button and fill in the online cart reporting form.
 
2)    Call 800-252-4613 anytime and leave a voice message with the address of the cart’s location.
 
3)    Download the CartSnap iOS app, free from the iPhone Store and follow the easy-to-use directions to report a cart location. The app will be available on the Android platform soon.

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Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

Sergeant Jeff Osgood
Public Information Officer
josgood@fairfield.ca.gov
707-428-7444

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