Update on Enhanced Abatement Efforts for Ormond Beach

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Earlier this week, Oxnard Police Department officers, with assistance from the Port Hueneme Police Department, began contacting numerous individuals in the beach dunes at Ormond Beach. This was part of an effort to address the escalating problem of individuals camping in the area. Approximately thirty (30) encampments were posted with flyers indicating the anti-camping ordinance violations and instructions for leaving the area. 

This morning, representatives from the City of Oxnard and the City of Port Hueneme began a multi-day clean-up effort in the Ormond Beach Dunes. Fifteen (15) individuals were contacted in the area but no arrests were made. One elderly individual was found to be ill and escorted to a safe area where he could be tended to by medical personnel. Approximately thirty (30) separate encampments were abandoned and will be part of the clean-up effort.

We plan to conduct weekly patrols of this area as part of a sustained effort to keep the area clean. We’re working closely with the Port Hueneme Police Department as most of these individuals enter the Ormond Beach area via the City of Port Hueneme”, said Assistant Police Chief Eric S. Sonstegard. He added, “Our preference is that these individuals take advantage of the service providers available that are willing to help.”

 

Photos taken morning of August 22 2019.  Oxnard Police Department.


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