Garbage from a nuisance property on the 100 block of Henderson. | Photos courtesy Eureka Police Department.


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From the Eureka Police Department:

On April 22, 2019 the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) and Parks and Waterfront Ranger assisted the City of Eureka Code Enforcement Unit with the execution of an Inspection/Abatement warrant at a residence on the 100 block of Henderson Street. This warrant was a follow-up to EPD’s April 9th search warrant where Code Enforcement officers located numerous code violations within the house and on the property.

As a part of the warrant process, the tenants were served a 24-hour notice to vacate on Friday, April 19, 2019. The tenants were given the weekend to remove their belongings from the property. During today’s warrant, approximately six people were located inside the residence and structures on the property. They were given approximately 45 minutes to vacate.

Once the property had been vacated, crews boarded up and secured the residence and all structures on the property due to substandard conditions, trash, illegal wiring, and still no power or running water. City crews removed two 40 yard dumpsters of trash and waste from the yard of the residence, along with a dump truck load of tires.

Nuisance properties create blight in a neighborhood and often attract a criminal element that has an immediate and sometimes sustained effect on the quality of life for those that reside in the neighborhood. Most of these properties take a consistent effort by many different entities, from both the City and the public, to get to an outcome like what was achieved today for this neighborhood.

The Eureka Police Department would like to thank everyone that has been involved in this process and would encourage more residents to be involved in making their neighborhoods a better place to live!