A night on patrol with TOPD’s homeless unit

Here are additional photos to go along with Becca Whitnall’s story on the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s homeless unit. Here is a link for the full story: A night on Patrol with TOPD’s homeless unit. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Ventura County Behavioral Health and Lutheran Social Services talk to a man found sleeping in his car at a church on Avenida De Las Flores on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, left, and Selina Escoto of Ventura County Behavioral Health Department talk with two men found in their vehicle at a church on Avenida De Los Arboles on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office talks with a man who had warrants while on homeless outreach patrol on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office checks an area near East Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road where homeless are known to sleep on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Selina Escoto of Ventura County Behavioral Health Department photographs food left for the homeless at the CVS on Moorpark Road near Thousand Oaks Boulevard on Feb 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office checks cars in a parking lot off of East Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks on Feb. 2.

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Denise Cortes of Lutheran Social Services, Selina Escoto of Ventura County Behavioral Health and Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office inspect vehicles in a parking lot near Moorpark Road for overnighters on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office uses his smartphone to keep track of who he meets on homeless outreach in Thousand Oaks.

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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Ventura County Behavioral Health and Lutheran Social Services talk to a man found sleeping in his car at a church on Avenida De Las Flores on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Denise Cortes, left, of Lutheran Social Services, Selina Escoto of Ventura County Behavioral Health and Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office keep track of the homeless population during a check of the parking lot at 24-Hour Fitness on Thousand Oaks Boulevard on Feb. 3 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Dep. Jason Louis, left, of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Selina Escoto of Ventura County Behavioral Health and Denise Cortes of Lutheran Social Services talk to a man found sleeping in his car at the 24-Hour Fitness on Thousand Oaks Boulevard on Feb. 3 in Thousand Oaks.

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Senior Deputy Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office inspects a truck in the parking lot of the Thousand Oaks Transportation Center on Feb. 3 in Thousand Oaks.

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Denise Cortes, right, of Lutheran Social Services, Selina Escoto of Ventura County Behavioral Health and Senior Dep. Jason Louis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office inspect trash dumpsters behind businesses on Rancho Road on Feb. 3 in Thousand Oaks.

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A sleeping area is made up next to a dumpster at a business along Wilbur Road on Feb. 3 in Thousand Oaks.ven

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