Multiple Agencies Sweep Greenway Near Table Rock Road

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says multi-agency teams are focusing on a stretch of the Greenway off Table Rock Road.

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 3:28 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- Clean-up crews from Jackson County Community Justice are working on removing trash and debris from the Bear Creek Greenway.

Teams conducted an overnight sweep Thursday on the Bear Creek Greenway.

Multi-agency teams are focusing on a stretch of the Greenway off Table Rock Road.

Autorities say they pisted notices to vacate and remove belongings on January 1 and 2 at various camps. 

Law enforcement teams returned overnight to contact those who remained.

Nine people were arrested on warrants, four were arrested for trespassing, two were arrested for probation violation, and one person was arrested for meth possession.

Deputies issued 15 citations for prohibited camping and four for being in a county park after hours.

A dog was found abandoned in one camp and was turned over to Jackson County Animal Control.

Authorities say the camps are harmful to the environment and water quality in Bear Creek so they're keeping the sweeps as part of an ongoing effort.

Agencies participating in the project include: Medford Police, Jackson County Parks, Jackson County Community Justice, Jackson County Mental Health, ACCESS, Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach, and other organizations.

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