The Dallas Morning News

Vegas tackles crime, homelessne­ss on Strip

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is taking steps to crack down on crime on the Strip, help the homeless and make tourists feel more comfortabl­e.

Police arrested six people and handed out numerous citations Friday evening during an inaugural three-hour action called “Take Back the Las Vegas Strip.”

Police were joined in an organized walk by volunteers and representa­tives of faith groups, casinos and homeless support organizati­ons. Two arrests were for cocaine possession, while others involved misdemeano­rs and a felony warrant. Six homeless people were taken to shelters.

The crackdown followed January robberies of four casinos, including three on the Strip.

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