Community Cleans Up Illegal Camps in Shasta Lake

In the past month the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints of large transient camps south of the Sierra Pacific Mill in the City of Shasta Lake. Deputies were able to locate eight camps and began enforcement efforts to clear out the transients living in the camps. Over the last month seven subjects were cited for trespassing and two subjects were arrested for outstanding warrants. Shasta Lake Animal Control cited several transients for various animal code violations. Due to these enforcement efforts all the camps in the area were vacant as of last week, however the transients left a large amount of garbage behind.

On 9-30-17 a community cleanup took place at the site of the vacant transient camps. Approximately thirty five volunteers from the community came out to help clean up the area. The volunteers were assisted by Shasta Support Service, the City of Shasta Lake, Shasta Lake Animal Control, the Redding Police Department, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. Sierra Pacific also supported the effort by letting volunteers access the site via the mill property.

Three large dumps trailers were filled with garbage during this cleanup. There is not a total weight of the amount of garbage at this time.

Please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Shasta Lake Station at 245-6096 to report illegal campsites.

-from press release
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