Irvine PD recognized for innovative approach to assisting the mentally ill and homeless

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The Irvine PD officer pulled up to the empty office building near John Wayne Airport to check on a call for service related to a homeless person living in a covered cubbyhole near the rear. Making his way past some clutter, Mental Health Officer Kevin Von Luft found a sleeping bag and other clear signs someone had taken up residence. Von Luft left behind a note that included his phone number: Please call me about resources Building is being sold Irvine Police Officer Von Luft Homelessness is not an issue one usually associates with Irvine, but it’s a reality throughout…