Because of the thousands of vacant homes in the Las Vegas valley inhabited by squatters, the issue of how to combat the illegal activity drew an overflow crowd of realtors Monday.
A Metro police lieutenant gave the realtors some good news and some bad news.
A few years ago, getting rid of squatters was considered a civil matter and police wouldn't get involved. Now, there's a new law and police can arrest squatters.
However, Metro believes the problem will get worse before it gets better because there is a new wave of foreclosures about to hit the market and those vacant homes will become easy targets.
The Metro lieutenant told the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors they got more than 4,400 calls about squatters last year and that number was up 32 percent this year... Read More