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Neighbors sick of trash left behind at vacant homeless camp

Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 19, 2018

Some neighbors on the eastside of Las Vegas are tired of the trash left behind by a vacant homeless camp near their homes. 

Neighbors say they have reached out to Clark County to get this addressed, but nothing has been done.

From a distance, you can see boxes, shopping carts and garbage scattered behind homes near Sahara and Nellis Boulevard. 

"I don’t know if there are needles out there,” says neighbor Beverly Fishback. “Obviously human feces is a big problem"

Fishback has called the area home for over a decade, and says she has never seen anything like this.

"You just don't know what all is back here that could impact the children,” says Fishback. 

13 Action News reached out to Clark County’s Code Enforcement Office to see what’s being done about getting the camp cleaned up.

Officials say they had to check if the alleyway fell on county or private property before anything could be done.

13 Action News went ahead and checked on the County Assessor’s Records and fond that the alleyway appears to be considered private property.

Each half of the alley is split between homes on both Winterwood Blvd. and Anglia St.

The county did tell us that if the alleyway is in fact part of private property, it is the homeowners responsibility to clean up the mess. 

As for Fishback, she’s just hoping someone will do something soon. 

"I just want it to be cleaned up, and become the neighborhood it used to be."