GALT (CBS13) – The city of Galt is holding a meeting early next week to discuss the placement of a registered sex offender near some schools and a park.
The California Department of State Hospitals asked the Humboldt County Superior Court to place Joshua Bryan Cooley, a sexually violent predator, just outside at 9675 Harvey Road in unincorporated Sacramento County, just outside of the Galt city limits.READ MORE: Man Found Clinging Under Tower Bridge Piling Rescued
Galt police say they’re concerned because the proposed placement is about one mile from Vernon Greer Elementary School, a school serving over 460 children grades K – 6. It’s also near Galt High School and Walker Community Park.
They also say that the area being considered for Cooley is not frequently patrolled.READ MORE: Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different Names
“The unincorporated area is within the jurisdiction of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, which often experiences extended response times because patrol units do not frequently patrol rural areas such as this,” the Galt Police Department said in a statement.
cuss Cooley’s placement will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25.MORE NEWS: Turkey Shatters Window, Breaks Into Fair Oaks Dentist's Office During Patient Appointments
Information about the special meeting will be available at: http://www.ci.galt.ca.us