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Homeless camp wreaks havoc on Portland small businesses

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PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — A decades-old small business in North Portland says the homeless camp next door has caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage in thefts, and they’re asking the city to pay for anything. I have not received any help from

Curt’s RV Storage’s goal in St. John’s is to provide people with a safe place to store their RVs, but the company told KOIN 6 News that an established homeless camp nearby is making their jobs unhealthy. says it is possible.

The camp consists of a boat, numerous RVs, grills, pop-up tents, propane piles, and water tanks.

“They got in, they got their brand new camper and they were right out the gate. They’re really bold. They don’t care,” said Tamera White of Curt’s RV Storage.

“They need drugs. added Douglas Bertie, who does.

A business owner of an RV storage company says the constant criminal activity of thefts and break-ins on their premises has cost them more than $100,000. They told KOIN 6 News that even their brick walls haven’t stopped someone from climbing over them, and they always find ladders with people climbing from both sides.

From the noise and partying in the middle of the night to the shooting and shooting of stolen cars at night, the company is at a loss. So, as a last resort, they began setting up Jersey barriers to block the gates at night.

“It’s frustrating,” said Bertie. “And it’s pretty devastating for Curtis and this family-run business here because people can’t be trusted to keep their property here.”

“I wish the city would step up and do something,” Tamera added. “I want the police to do their duty and arrest anyone who has a warrant.”

The city of Portland said it had completed seven risk assessments at the site since the beginning of July, saying the large number of vehicles required the PBOT’s Parking Enforcement Division to play a leading role in cleaning and cleaning the site. The city said there is Removal. The city also said it will prioritize sites based on the risk they pose to the community.

A North Division PPB sergeant told KOIN 6 News that the camp is a concern and is definitely on their radar. I admitted I was stuck up. This includes both Cross Levy/Columbia Slough and the Big Four Corners Natural Area.

“The Cross Dike/Columbia Wetland is nearly complete. We need to do some follow-up work in the coming weeks, but the majority of the work is complete,” says Heather, Communications Strategist for the Street Service Coordination Center. Hafer says.

“We’re starting Big Four Corners next week, but that project will take weeks to complete,” she said.

Police and the city have said they will re-investigate the camp near Kurt’s RV storage once these camps have been cleared.