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Dismantled south Tulsa homeless encampment left dumped on curb

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jun 28, 2024

TULSA, Okla — Doug Hightower is fed up with the mess in his neighborhood near 71st and Sheridan.

He believes its the remains of a homeless encampment someone pulled out of the woods and dumped on the curb.

"They just left it here for the rest of us to deal with on a daily basis," said Hightower.

He tried contacting the company he thinks owns the property and contacted the city hoping to get the mess cleaned up. After a week without response he called the 2 News Problem Solvers.

2 News saw old clothes, toys, bits of bicycles and a couple of broken down wheelchairs scattered along the tree line and a big loaded-down dolly partly rolled out into the street creating a hazard for drivers.

The Problem Solvers emailed Tulsa's Code Enforcement Office and the manager responded quickly, while on his day off. "If it is truly out in the street, 311 can contact someone with Public Works to determine if they can remove it or not."

Just a couple hours later the dolly had been moved over to the tree line with the rest of the junk, but nothing is cleaned up.

Code enforcement will post a notice to the property owner to provide them with a lawful opportunity to remove it.

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