PHOENIX (CBS 5) - A Phoenix Police transport van is parked at the 24th and Jefferson streets just before the sun sets. It's there for a reason. Because soon it will be full of people heading to jail.

As a Valley Metro eastbound light rail train approaches and the doors open, a series of events take place. First, Valley Metro security officers run a sweep to check to make sure people have paid either the full fare, which is $2, a day-long pass for $4 or the youth and senior fare which is $1. If the rider paid their fare, they get to keep riding. However, if they didn't, they get checked further.

The Phoenix Police Department police assistance conducts the checks, sometimes during these checks people caught end up having outstanding warrants where they are handcuffed, searched, and hauled off to jail. The kind of transit sweeps happen on a daily basis, and Stanley Roberts was invited to attend this one.

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 


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Susan G

Light Rail is a waste of Taxpayer Money. WE can VOTE in AUGUST to end ALL future Light Rail. Like Building a Better Phoenix Facebook page to stay up to date on how we are trying to stop the future of Light Rail. It is a Community Effort.

August 27th, Citywide Election vote Yes in favor of Building a Better Phoenix which will end future Light Rail and reallocate the funds back into the City for better buses, bust stops and road repairs.

Big Rich

The Phoenix Police Department police assistance conducts the checks, sometimes during these checks people caught end up having outstanding warrants where they are handcuffed, searched, and hauled off to jail..........WHO WRITES THIS CR.AP?

Jim B

I am at the E24 Street & Washington stop everyday M-F around 3:30 PM. That is one rough stop. Homeless people hanging around, drunks and no security around. Nice if they would close the Chevron station across the street or least do not let them sell beer, wine. This would help the light rail stop greatly

Middleoftheroad

This is why I dont and never will ride the light rail. It is a gathering point for homeless, just as the downtown busses are. I worked I.T. for the AZ supreme court and rode the busses until the homeless became threatenig.

MyOwnMind

aint you special.

Susan G

Like the Building a Better Phoenix page on Facebook. We are working on stopping all future Light Rail so that it doesn't ruin other Communities.

Jim B

See this EVERYDAY. Light rail is a joke. Whoever designed these stations have their brains up their a...ss. Each station should have been fenced in all the way around with a live person at each station to collect the fares like most cities. Non of this honest system bullsh..it. Plus, those security guards are a total waste of $$$$. If the stations were fenced in, there would be no need for security guards.

Susan G

Light Rail is a waste of Taxpayer Money. WE will be able to VOTE in AUGUST to end ALL future Light Rail. Like the Building a Better Phoenix Facebook page to stay up to date on how we are trying to stop the future of Light Rail. It is a Community Effort. August 27th, Citywide Election vote Yes in favor of Building a Better Phoenix which will end future Light Rail and reallocate the funds back into the City for better buses, bust stops and road repairs.

wikieup4life

The light rail has been overrun by nasty dirty homeless and vagrants. They need to have much more of this to clean up all of the filth that uses this to get around and commit crimes.

Wazoolie

👍👍👍👍👍

Dbacks1

Letting police do their job, instead of pandering to the criminal element, like in the liberal stronghold of western WA
Good job Phoenix police!

Thrill22

Isn't Phoenix a 'liberal stronghold'?

Dean

the criminal element uses the free rides to spread their theft and drug dealing across the valley and it will only get worse as the choo-choo continues to expand. At the same time it is messing over the law abiding citizens who pay taxes for roads by shutting down roads, such as Main street the entire length of Mesa.

MyOwnMind

you do a pretty good job of being a nuisance.

Susan G

Light Rail is a waste of Taxpayer Money. There will be a VOTE in AUGUST to end ALL future Light Rail. Like the Building a Better Phoenix Facebook page to stay up to date on how we are trying to stop the future of Light Rail. It is a Community Effort.
August 27th, Citywide Election vote Yes in favor of Building a Better Phoenix which will end future Light Rail and reallocate the funds back into the City for better buses, bust stops and road repairs.

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