For the past week I've been hearing that there is a homeless couple living on the footbridge near Mazeau Street. Under normal circumstances this would not be an issue, however this couple has a pit bull that acts aggressively and folks are concerned that it will jump on them as they try to walk past.
PO Shoy, our Neighborhood Coordination Officer (NCO), has been looking into the situation and Captain Perry personally went to the location today and spoke with the female. The female told Captain Perry that she and her fiancee willing to get help and go to a shelter but are not willing to give up the dog. Just so you know, the law allows them to occupy the footbridge with their dog.
The Captain is looking into ways to address the community's concerns and also help the homeless couple and their dog. Until a solution is reached, we ask residents to be cautious when crossing the footbridge and don't encourage anyone to walk across it with a pet.
Captain Perry and COMET are asking anyone who has an idea to reach out to PO Deighton Shoy at firstname.lastname@example.org and Det. Thomas Bell at email@example.com
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association