Enforcers Get Serious 

The City of Boise is getting serious about its code enforcement.

A Boise resident was sentenced to two days in jail on Monday for failing to clean up his Valley Forge Street property.

Randal Petsche, who habitually broke city code by refusing to clean up the excessive amount of junk piled on his property, was given the sentence by Judge George Hicks. In addition to the jail time, Petsche will have a year of supervised probation and an additional 20 days of discretionary jail time.

A judge ordered Petsche to clean up his property in November, giving him 60 days to do so. While the city Code Enforcement Office said Petsche had removed roughly 90 percent of the offending debris by Sunday, there was still enough left that he was sent to jail.

"It seems like the courts are growing weary of these habitual code enforcement violators," said Mike Meloy, code enforcement manager, in a prepared statement.

Petsche's continued cleanup will be monitored by the court.

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