According to a series of tweets by the Huntington Beach Police Department, the Huntington Beach Homeless Task Force (HTF) regularly patrols the City in an effort to offer help and services to those experiencing homelessness.
In particular, on Thursday, August 4, the HTF visited a private parking lot with the permission of the property owner. One person was arrested for possession of narcoties. Others were offered help in the form of resources or services. All help was refused.
Over the last two months, 46 arrests have been made at the location.
According to the Huntington Beach Police, such arrests are made to improve the safety and well-being of everyone.
Yesterday, the HTF contacted individuals in a parking lot frequented by subjects experiencing homelessness. During the contact, 1 individual was arrested for possession of narcotics. Other individs were offered resources and services, all of which were declined.
— Huntington Beach PD (@HBPoliceDept) August 4, 2022