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Police sweep homeless camps

Effort part of ongoing push to keep public lands free of squatters
Durango Police Officer Jim Martindale searches an abandoned homeless camp in the wooded hills of Overend Mountain Park. A city ordinance declares it illegal to “knowingly lodge in or camp upon” any public roadway, park, building or place.
Durango Police officers Jim Martindale and Peter Malberg inspect a raincoat left behind at a campsite in Overend Mountain Park.
For Jim Martindale and other law-enforcement officers, the week’s sweeps have revealed only remnants of old campsites. The occupants have moved on, leaving bottles and tattered tents in their wake.

Police sweep homeless camps

Durango Police Officer Jim Martindale searches an abandoned homeless camp in the wooded hills of Overend Mountain Park. A city ordinance declares it illegal to “knowingly lodge in or camp upon” any public roadway, park, building or place.
Durango Police officers Jim Martindale and Peter Malberg inspect a raincoat left behind at a campsite in Overend Mountain Park.
For Jim Martindale and other law-enforcement officers, the week’s sweeps have revealed only remnants of old campsites. The occupants have moved on, leaving bottles and tattered tents in their wake.
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