(BCN) — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies have been working for several days to follow a court order to clean up a large amount of trash at Stockton’s Mobile Home Park. Dead animal skulls, sofa cushions, piles of trash and wood were just some of the items that could be seen on the ground at the Stockton Park Village mobile home park at 1914 Auto Drive before Tuesday’s cleanup.
A sheriff’s office spokesperson said cleanup work began last week. An existing court order was updated by a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge earlier this month to allow the county to mitigate the troubling situation, sheriff officials said in a social media post. And last year, there were 183 calls for service at the park, and multiple operations were carried out at mobile home parks regarding litter, rodent and insect infestations, and sewage.
During the reduction, trash was removed, illegally parked trailers were towed, and barriers were installed to prevent future unauthorized access. The stench of old trash was still pungent, but as of Tuesday, the mobile home he park was still occupied by about four to six residents and had been cleared of a ton of trash.
According to a social media post, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said cleaning up the area would reduce service calls in the area and allow patrol resources to focus on other areas where they are needed. Mobile Home Park cleanup is expected to finish this week.
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