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Roseville ‘no-go zone’ cleared of bong, booze, litter

Booze bottles found by officers at a Roseville hangout, which has since been cleared out.
Booze bottles found by officers at a Roseville hangout, which has since been cleared out. Roseville police

An illegal camp in a Roseville open area that was avoided by some citizens, but a gathering spot for others to drink and smoke, has been cleaned up.

When the Roseville police officer responsible for transient-related incidents checked on the camp near Eureka Road and Sierra College Boulevard on Wednesday he found furniture, bottles of alcohol, a bong for smoking and snack food debris scattered about the area.

The spot had a reputation for being a “no-go zone” because of the rough-looking people who frequented the camp, according to a police public safety report. The officer spoke with teens hanging out at the camp, including a Citrus Heights runaway.

The runaway refused to wait while the officer tried to contact his parent, and fought with the officer. He was arrested on a resisting charge and booked into juvenile hall.

The city’s park maintenance workers cleaned up the area.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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