Increased complaints against car campers in Eugene

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Police have stepped up their response to complaints of illegal car camping in Eugene.

Sgt. Carl Stubbs told the city council Monday that any officer, instead of a few designated officers, will check out a complaint when they are not busy with another call.

The Register Guard reports that in the first three months of the year police received 359 complaints about illegal street camping, compared to 161 complaints in the same period a year ago.

Residents complain car campers make noise and leave trash and human waste in the streets.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com