The City Police have reported arresting fourteen males and one female for indecent exposure in connection with urinating in public in Castries.
It was the first time that a woman was arrested for the offence since the Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, announced a campaign against urinating in the capital as part of efforts to clean up Castries.
The arrests were made on Carl Crescent Street next to the Soufriere bus stand, law enforcement officials said.
They said the offenders were held near a bar that operates in the area.
Just recently, City Cops issued a warning to persons who patronise bars that do not have urinals that they would be arrested if they relieved themselves in public.
In the latest spate of arrests, it was reported that the City Police engaged in a two hour operation between 7.00 and 9.00 p.m Friday night, involving officers in civilian clothing.
Three female officers are said to have been involved in the operation.
Last month the Mayors disclosed that the government of Saint Lucia is making ‘at least’ $1000 a week, from persons caught urinating in public.
“Nearly every week now the government is making $1,000 at least, minimum, for people who have been caught urinating and have to go to court and pay,” Francis said.