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Except as provided in § 101.05, whenever a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a violation of this chapter has occurred, he or she shall advise the person of the violation and afford the person an opportunity to be transported by a law enforcement officer to an available shelter. The law enforcement officer shall advise the person that all of his or her personal property that is not taken to the shelter, except that of no apparent utility or in an unsanitary condition, shall be inventoried and stored by the City Police Department for a maximum of 60 days, until reclaimed. If the person elects to be transported to an available shelter, the law enforcement officer shall make available such transportation as may be available for such purpose, and the person making such election shall not be charged with a violation of this chapter. If the person refuses to be transported to an available shelter, then such person may be charged with a violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 4012, passed 11-6-2017) Penalty, see § 101.99