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M'ville police literally help clean up city (slide show)
MARYSVILLE – In a sense, Marysville police are always working to clean up the town.
But March 23 they actually helped do it literally.
The city’s code enforcement, sanitation department and police were boarding up a house in the 5800 block of 64th Avenue NE. The property was without water or sewer, and a new law allows the city to board up such properties for health reasons.
The inhabitants were given notice the city was going to board up the property.
When the city arrived at noon, however, they were still there.
“They were supposed to be gone,” code enforcement officer Deryck McLeod said.
A U-Haul trailer was parked out front, as if they were packing to move, but no one at the residence had a license to drive it.
Two people were arrested for outstanding warrants, handcuffed and placed in patrol vehicles.
A sanitation crew arrived to clean up garbage that was piled out front. There was so much that police pitched in to help.
Two women who had been squatting on the property were seen walking away down the street.
City public works employees later boarded up the house so it could no longer be inhabited.