Springfield Police coordinate big clean-up

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — One area in Springfield is getting a clean-up from a coordinated sweep by members of the Springfield police.

Beginning Friday night, the Springfield police have been cleaning up some of the most troubled streets in the Mason Square area, and have been making significant changes.

Members of the Springfield Police Department Ordinance Unit and K-9 unit targeted Cambridge St., Oak Grove Ave., Burr St., Andrews St., Kenyon St., Mapledell St., and Dawes St.

The goal of this clean-up was to improve the quality of the community and tackle a few of the bigger trash issues.

Officers issued a total of 76 ordinance violations for trash, overgrowth, unregistered cars in the area. They also gave ordinances for trash barrels that were left out, and even mattresses that were left outside. Those officers also issued one parking ticket and one moving violation. With those 76 ordinances, a lot of that litter was able to be moved.

This ordinance is coming after last week’s clean-up in Indian Orchard when they had a problem with people camping on the banks of the Chicopee River in Springfield.

What viewers should also know at home are the other areas that officers checked for ordinance violations on Water St., Pinevale St., Quebec St., Worcester St., Indian Leap St. and Whipple St.

So far there have been over 30 ordinances issued in those areas.

Next week there will be a clean-sweep in the North End.

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