- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A homeless camp across from a police department must close by Nov. 15.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/2ci4krj) city officials have noted an increased population, more young people, and issues with intoxication at the camp.

City administration manager and fire marshal Joe Caruso says one of two intoxicated men told to leave the park recently became belligerent. He said a 14-year-old runaway was also spotted leaving a tent.

The Yakima County Conference of Governments is taking steps toward opening winter shelters before the camp is closed.

Caruso said a garbage truck will soon remove trash and other items that have accumulated.

The city is imposing rules at the camp ahead of the Nov. 15 closure.

People must register with the city, among other requirements.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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