Yreka Police working with homeless, community on enforcement

Yreka, Calif. — The Yreka Police Department launched a new program to clean up homeless camps, and educate the public about the laws surrounding the issue.

Officers first notify the people they can’t camp on public property. The department then coordinates with public works to clean up the area.

Recently, residents have noticed camps on their private property. The Police Department has created a pamphlet to help educate the community.

“It’ll tell you exactly what is needed to prove loitering, prowling, panhandling, what is trespassing?” Chief Brian Bowles said. “It goes into that, and how you can help us help you.”

If you notice someone camping on your property, you can call the Yreka Police Department for help.

The City is also working right now, to create a year-round homeless shelter. Currently, it only has a warning shelter during the winter.

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