SCSO’s efforts to “clean up” City of Shasta Lake continuing

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — In an ongoing, coordinated effort with the City of Shasta Lake “to clean up problem areas … and lessen blight” throughout the areas they provide law enforcement services to, deputies yesterday performed a directed enforcement patrol operation focusing on transient camps and other illegal activities at parks within city limits.


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During the Thursday, Aug. 8th enforcement operation, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies assigned to City of Shasta Lake identified six homeless encampments, where numerous people were contacted, officials wrote today in a social media release.

“Citations were issued for illegal camping and also possession of alcohol in the park,” said officials.

City of Shasta Lake deputies contacted numerous people living at different homeless encampments in their ongoing efforts “to clean up problem areas” and lessen blight throughout the areas they provide law enforcement services to, said officials. SCSO photo

According to SCSO officials, the Sheriff’s Office is “vigilantly working” to continue cleaning up these areas that generate citizen’s complaints as well as “ongoing and repeated” calls for service.

As part of their ongoing clean-up efforts and to lessen blight caused by abandoned and/or unwanted vehicles left on personal property, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office recently offered to help with the removal of those vehicles – often requiring little more than a request and signature.

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Officials have asked that area residents “help us keep our community clean,” and encouraged anyone with information about illegal dump sites, abandoned vehicles, homeless encampments, or concerns at any of the City’s parks to contact SHASCOM at (530) 245-6540.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he currently writes for or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, the (now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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