Homelessness

Arbutus residents meet with police about homelessness, crime, quality of life

Arbutus residents meet with police about homelessness, crime, quality of life

Baltimore County police Officer Tom Warehime sat down with a half-dozen Arbutus residents Wednesday night, and dove straight into one of the most persistent rumors he has gotten calls about and seen on social media over the last few months: that homeless residents of Arbutus are sleeping in the Arbutus Laundromat and using the machines as their restroom.

“How many of you know that the laundromat has been closed since December 1?” Warehime asked the people in the Wilkens Precinct conference room. Nobody knew, and those rumors, Warehime said, could not possibly be true.

Organized by Arbutus resident Svetlana Peshkoff, the group met with Warehime to discuss issues aired on the...

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