29 cited following homeless camp operation by Colorado Springs Police

29 people were cited following a homeless camp operation by CSPD.
Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 1:53 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2023 at 6:34 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - More than two dozen people were cited following an operation by Colorado Springs Police to target homeless camps.

Police are reporting that the operation started on Feb. 27 at about 7:30 in the morning after multiple complaints of trespassing and camping between Hancock Drive and E. Las Vegas Street. The area is in southeast Colorado Springs near Highway 24 east of I-25. Police explained their Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) posted the camps multiple times telling trespassers the clean-up would be coming.

“The camps were spread out along City property, BNSF Railroad property and CDOT Property,” part of a blotter entry on the City of Colorado Springs website reads. “Over the last two days 29 adults were cited for trespass, 15 of which were transported to CJC/Parole, clearing out 59 misdemeanor warrants & 7 felony warrants. Additionally, officers made two narcotics-related arrests and transported a Sex Offender for address verification. The clean-up is being conducted by the city’s Quality of Life Team and CDOT’s clean-up crew, which has currently filled up 14 roll-offs to date with the clean-up continuing throughout the week until completed.”

None of the people arrested were publicly identified in the blotter entry. KKTV 11 News is working to learn more about the operation.