The San Pedro Town Council is working arduously in making our Isla Bonita a cleaner and better community to live in. When the Mayor and Councilors were elected into office, they pledged on working in tackling a complete clean up of the island which would include getting a tighter grip on liquor licenses and bar establishments, lower the noise level at bars, crack down on houses of prostitution, fix the streets, drunkards freeloading at cemetery and football fields, drug trafficking, tax payments and much more.
Most of the above, if not all, have been tackled and on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Councilor Wally Nuñez, whose portfolio includes Community Protection & Safety and Drug Awareness, along with Freddie Gonzalez and Rafael Torres of The San Pedro Alcohol & Drug Institute (SPADI) teamed up with the San Pedro Police Department to conduct the first ever round-up of loafers off public places.
“Our main objective is to clean up the streets of San Pedro for the betterment of the community,” commented Councilor Nuñez. “We will start of by targeting drunkards who are out on public places and then we move to bigger problems such as drug dealers and so forth.”
Their first round up was of four drunkards in the cemetery
Councilor Nuñez, Foreman Freddie Gonzalez and Rafael Torres along with three police officers tackled the northern part of the island up to Boca Del Rio and part of town. Their first round up was of four drunkards in the cemetery. Their names were recorded and they were escorted to the police station. Their second round up in the lagoon area near the Old Football Field included the apprehension of ten persons who were also taken to the station and are being kept in a holding cell.
These persons are being detained and will be charged for Loitering after which they will be taken to court on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Since this is a misdemeanor charge, they cannot be incarcerated for a long time and they will face a penalty of $25 – $75 to be paid within a certain period. If not paid they will be taken to the Kolby Found for Rehabilitation.
The San Pedro Alcohol & Drug Institute willing to help rehabilitate love ones
The San Pedro Alcohol & Drug Institute will be meeting with family members of the person who have been detained and will offer help to rehabilitate their loved ones if they wish to accept assistance. This is the first round-up of many to come for a safer and cleaner San Pedro.
Kudos to the SP Police Department, Councilor Wally Nuñez and the SPADI for working together for the betterment of our island.