Code enforcement cleans up Redding homeless camps

Jun 10, 2015 2:17 PM by News Staff

Redding Code Enforcement Officers are continuing an ongoing effort to clean out local transient camps, with the most recent clearing taking place Tuesday off Hemsted Drive.

Shasta County's work-release inmates helped clear out tents, debris and other items belonging to illegal campers.

The city has worked to clear more than 500 illegal camps since January. Police say there are about three hundred transients currently living on the streets in Redding and most of them don't want to be helped.

Police say it's only a matter of time before transients congregate under the sight of yesterday's site, the Cypress Bridge again, but they're not giving up. Officials say they'll keep clearing out the camps until the county has enough resources to arrest and charge transients for breaking the law.


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