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June 23, 2008
Foreclosure patrol: A deputy's new duties

This morning I took a long ride with Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Habecker, seeing a new intersection where the worlds of real estate and law enforcement meet.

The deputy and five others spend much of their time posting eviction notices or ensuring that people are gone from apartments for not paying their rent. But now, rising numbers of foreclosures in the region have given them an extra duty: posting eviction notices and occasionally clearing squatters from houses repossessed by banks.

I will have the full story on this later in the week. Meanwhile, in the video below Deputy Habecker is posting an eviction notice at a two-story house on Bewicks Circle in Natomas. About a week from today he'll return, make sure no one is there and hand over the house to a representative of the bank.

 

Below is Deputy Habecker explaining how foreclosures have change his routine.

 

 

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