| by Kenneth Chase | 45 comments

Creative Homeless Turn Bottom Of Highway 65 Into Two-Bedroom Apartment


IMAGINE A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT INSIDE THE HIGHWAY? CALTRANS SPENT SIX HOURS CLEANING IT UP TODAY AND THEY ARE STILL NOT DONE. CBS 13 GOT AN UP CLOSE LOOK AND JOINS US NOW IN THE NEWS ROOM GETTING ANSWERS HOW THE POLICE FOUND A MAKESHIFT APARTMENT INSIDE THE HIGHWAY. IT STARTED LAST THURSDAY WHEN LINCOLN POLICE OFFICERS WERE OUT WITH THE PUBLIC WORKS CREW CLEANING UP THE TRASH NEAR HIGHWAY 65. THEY NOTICED A BRIDGE CROSSING A SMALL CREEK AND FOUND AN OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE UNLIKE ANYTHING THEY HAVE SEEN BEFORE. IT IS A WELL TRAVELED BYPASS HEADING NORTH. JUST UNDERNEATH HIGHWAY 65 LINCOLN POLICE OFFICERS FOUND SOMETHING THEY NEVER EXPECTED. THEY SAW A RAMP LEADING UP TO A SPACE THAT IS INSIDE THE FREEWAY ITSELF. THE SPACE 4 FEET TALL AND 40 FEET LONG. THEY CUT THE EXPLAIN AND PULLED THE BAR OFF AND PULLED THE GRATE OUT. THAT IS HOW LINCOLN PD SAYS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE USED AS A CRAWLSPACE FOR ENGINEERS TO CHECK ON THE FREEWAY. IT LOOKS MORE LIKE AN APARTMENT. THERE WAS A WALL IN THE HOLE THAT WAS USED AS A BEDROOM. BED, SHEETS, PILLOW, EVERYING ON IT. Reporter: OFFICERS FOUND GARBAGE AND A PROPANE TANK. A FIRE HAZARD ESPECIALLY UNDER MOVING TRAFFIC. WE ARE ONE MISTAKE AWAY FROM A DISASTROUS FIRE. AFTER POSTING A 72 HOUR FOR THE OCCUPANTS TO VACATE CALTRANS STARTED TO CLEAN UP. ONE DRIVING A DUMP TRUCK, BULLDOZER, COORDINATING EFFORTS WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM. HOW OFTEN THEY WILL FIND ENCAMPMENTS IT IS UNCOMMON FOR HIGHWAY 65. OVER IN NORTH SACRAMENTO IT IS AN ONGOING BAT TOLL — BATTLE TO KEEP THE FREEWAYS CLEANED UP. STILL, THE CHIEF IS NOT LOOKING TO WRITE A TICKET OR ARREST ANYONE. INSTEAD HIS OFFICERS CONTINUE TO OFFER RESOURCES TO HOMELESS PEOPLE THEY ENCOUNTER. AFTER THIS CLEANUP IS DONE CHIEF LEE HOPES THE LOCKED BARS KEEP ANYONE ELSE FROM MAKING THIS HOME, ONCE AGAIN. IT IS A CHAIN THEY CAN CUT WITH CHANNEL LOCKS THEY WILL BE BACK IN THERE AGAIN I AM SURE. CALTRANS FILLED THEIR DUMP TRUCK TWICE AND FOUND A TOTAL OF 20 YARDS OF GARBAGE IN THAT SPACE. THEY ARE STILL GOING BACK TOMORROW TO FINISH CLEANING UP. WE KNOW WE HAVE A HOMELESS PROBLEM, A HUGE ONE. THE LEVEL TO THE EXTENT THAT PEOPLE GO INTO A FREEWAY TO BUILD AN APARTMENT. THAT IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE.

45 Comments

Gustavo Perez

Jul 7, 2017, 6:28 am Reply

dirty politician

archlinuxrussian

Jul 7, 2017, 7:15 am Reply

Wow. Have to say that it's impressive, though. Hopefully things turn around for the person who occupied the space! 🙁

TechBaron, Cameras and more!

Jul 7, 2017, 12:57 am Reply

theres nowhere for gimless u make your own shit n fight to hold it fuck the system all the world gives a shit about is fake ass money slaves for paper chatel as signed over to thegovt to work for THEM as long as u live u will never see hiw much u are worth they hide it remember ppl in general dont guve a fuckabout you so hold yo space and do you … ppl only stop bein cool with u when u cant do shit for them bottom line

MARGWAGARTHA

Jul 7, 2017, 12:23 pm Reply

Poor dude got evicted. 🙁

mcgecko

Jul 7, 2017, 12:18 am Reply

no one ocupied it so y u going to kick a homeless person out of there

Suicide by Muslim

Jul 7, 2017, 3:02 am Reply

Why don't the virtuous people of Sacramento post their home addresses here so the homeless have a place to go… if you won't do that then STOP YOUR VIRTUE SIGNALING.
MCGA

henry hobson

Sep 9, 2017, 5:10 am Reply

Ugh Sam Shane is such a pompous jackass

henry hobson

Sep 9, 2017, 5:13 am Reply

Ugh Sam Shane is such a pompous jackass

Michael Montenegro

Nov 11, 2017, 10:35 pm Reply

Channel locks? He means bolt cutters.

Atv Tony

Nov 11, 2017, 6:39 am Reply

Whats the problem

Geo K

Feb 2, 2018, 7:19 am Reply

Cut a chain with channel locks? You can tell that idiot cop never worked a day in his life!

Joseph Brendel

Feb 2, 2018, 10:03 am Reply

MEXICANS ARE YOUR PROBLEM GET RID OF THEM YOUR HOMELESS WILL GET JOBS!! JUST SAYING, OLD ONE LEGGED JOSEPH T RETIRED NAVY

It be like that sometimes I guess

Mar 3, 2018, 7:41 am Reply

But then we’re would he live??

Bob Buff

Apr 4, 2018, 3:29 am Reply

It's so amazing they tore it down!

LectronCircuits

Apr 4, 2018, 9:05 pm Reply

Notice that homeless always go to great lengths trashing & putrifying every location they occupy. Cheers!

Numero Set

May 5, 2018, 2:51 am Reply

So this is how we're defining "Two-Bedroom Apartment"?

John Smith

May 5, 2018, 10:40 am Reply

Two bedroom apartment?
This is rather a garbage dump. Not impressive at all.

Xi Xu

May 5, 2018, 2:15 am Reply

Where else are the California homeless supposed to live??????

Marla Moon

May 5, 2018, 10:23 am Reply

It’s disgusting that we don’t care for our fellow human. Greed and selfishness rule most people and it’s terrible.

Chuck Douglas

Jun 6, 2018, 5:32 pm Reply

The homeless could move into the city dump and trash it up noticeably they trash everywhere they go costing taxpayers truck loads of money to clean up after them.

dsourn

Aug 8, 2018, 9:22 am Reply

by arresting them, your doing them a favor with a place to stay n free food. imagine locking up all the homeless. what can you do to the homeless, my answer is nothing ticket won’t do anything, jail is like a 3 star hotel.

Goten Boolin

Sep 9, 2018, 11:45 pm Reply

He could have been an architect

Sunsets And Love

Oct 10, 2018, 11:38 pm Reply

Poor person. Hope he or she is sorted now.

I am a Ballerina

Oct 10, 2018, 12:25 am Reply

I would write him a littering ticket

Angela Redona

Dec 12, 2018, 2:42 am Reply

i wish they can at least clean the area they occupy, they are still human…not animals

greenspiraldragon

Dec 12, 2018, 9:10 pm Reply

Ingenious place to live.

Ryan Kobylarz

Dec 12, 2018, 7:22 am Reply

Channel locks…..?

Stanley Rakoski

Jan 1, 2019, 5:35 pm Reply

Kik the guy out for living cunts.

los fyl

Jan 1, 2019, 5:48 pm Reply

Cut a chain with channel locks huh lol

Miss Lindsey

Jan 1, 2019, 12:11 am Reply

Someone should find them and give them a job. They deserve it.

Not a Phony

Jan 1, 2019, 11:22 pm Reply

Can't say i've ever seen a clean and organized homeless camp, they are always littered with trash

Elaine Anderson

Jan 1, 2019, 2:43 am Reply

WOULD OF BEEN SUCH A GREAT STORY IF THEY'D KEPT IT CLEAN AND TIDY SHAME THEY ALWAYS DISSAPPOINT!

Kathleen Overton

Jan 1, 2019, 4:41 pm Reply

Think how different this story would be if it said Homeless living under freeway. Area was immaculate. Not only were they conscientious to show their appreciation of this usable space by keeping it clean, they also showed that by keeping the outside vicinity free and clear of litter. Every time I hear these stories there are piles of garbage involved. This one took 6 hours and a bull dozer. If you have the incentive to get the garbage there – make sure you take it back out and properly dispose of it.

R.P. McMurphy

Jan 1, 2019, 1:09 pm Reply

I think to myself. If I was in that position I would of kept it nice. Made it an actual home but I guess thats why im not homeless.

Celeste Phelps

Jan 1, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

So how are homeless people supposed to survive? I'm not condoning trashing the place, but come on! Take your channel locks, go eat some donuts, and leave them be!

anthony bautovic

Jan 1, 2019, 10:25 am Reply

They should have kept it clean

Bryan Leovy

Feb 2, 2019, 1:23 am Reply

Maid service. Sweet.

Manuel Morales

Feb 2, 2019, 7:08 pm Reply

This is what happens when jobs leave an area because of TAXATION and REGULATIONS. Jobs are the solution.

Brian Dunn

Mar 3, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

Give them a place to live! Instead you the illegals anything they want ! SHAME!!

Brian Dunn

Mar 3, 2019, 12:23 am Reply

Fuck liberals they caused this shit catering to illegals and leaving America citizens on the street!

unknown comic

Mar 3, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

Awesome shelter

feint Cantu

May 5, 2019, 4:52 am Reply

We should start euthanizing the homeless and illegals

Annie

May 5, 2019, 1:02 am Reply

I would feel so much worse for homeless people if they cleaned up after themselves. Seriously, take the trash that you were just about to toss on the ground and put it in a trash can. None nearby? Okay, use one of the zillion plastic bags blowing around in the wind as a receptacle. It's disgusting and unsafe.

Victor Vue

May 5, 2019, 9:14 am Reply

just because you are homeless doesnt mean u have to be a disgusting pig!

Martin Kennedy

May 5, 2019, 12:10 am Reply

not work but still grow more homeless all over in woods, governments failed apt still rise cost rent.

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