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Police target trespassing issues in Wrightsville Beach

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Police in Wrightsville Beach are moving forward with a plan to stop a problem that increases in the warmer months at the beach. Police in Wrightsville Beach are moving forward with a plan to stop a problem that increases in the warmer months at the beach.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Police in Wrightsville Beach are moving forward with a plan to stop a problem that increases in the warmer months at the beach.

Chief Dan House said the department gets more trespassing complaints in the summer months, with beachgoers going on private property and using residents' hoses to shower off sand. He also said police usually see an increase in people trespassing on private docks.

Thursday night, town aldermen approved a plan he recommended to address this issue.

Under the new program, residents can sign an agreement with the police department to have officers serve as their "authorized representative". This would allow officers to cite or arrest for trespass violations in the absence of or in place of the home owner.

"We are just trying to think outside the box to address issues we face every season," House said.

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