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.