Posted: Jul 10, 2012 8:39 PM by Associated Press
Santa Cruz, Calif. (AP) - Santa Cruz police say they plan on clearing out at least a hundred people living in homeless camps throughout the city.
The planned sweeps during the next 45 days come as police say the illegals camps are causing concerns to authorities and residents over a number of issues, including crime, pollution and fire dangers.
Some of the camps are visible from some of the city's busiest roadways, including West Cliff Drive and highway interchanges.
Crews from the Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department and from the Public Works Department will join police in clearing out the sites. Meanwhile, police say they'll arrest campsite regulars who have failed to appear in court at least three times to answer to previous code citations.
Police say they know of at least 124 people who have failed to appear for code citations.
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7/10/2012 5:53:08 PM (GMT -7:00)
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