Anderson Creek homeless camp cleanup nets 5 arrests

ANDERSON — Anderson police officers teamed up with a Fish & Game warden to conduct an illegal encampment enforcement operation along Anderson Creek Friday, March 29. The operation yielded five arrests, according to officials.


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During Friday’s enforcement operation, officials located numerous encampments, “with large amounts of trash in close proximity to the waterway,” Anderson PD later shared in a social media release.

“Anderson Creek runs directly into the Sacramento River creating water pollution issues if that trash makes its way into the water,” APD officials explained.

The operation ended with five people arrested for various charges; including illegal camping, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants, and water pollution, according to officials – who say more camp cleanup operations are planned in the near future.

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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.