San Jose Cops Bust Homeless Camp at Coyote Creek

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    NBC Bay Area
    Cops swept through The Jungle last week, making about six arrests.

    San Jose police have arrested six homeless people living near Coyote Creek for outstanding warrants, according to reports.

    Cops swept through the makeshift camp for about 200 people -- believed to be one of the largest homeless encampments in the United States -- last week, making arrests in "The Jungle," according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    The crew of 11 police officers, "all working overtime," were making busts for "non-violent offenses."

    The cops were on site for five hours, the newspaper reported. The sweep was a "stopgap" before "the big cleanup," police said.

    About 7,600 people are homeless in Santa Clara County. There are nearly 250 homeless camps in San Jose, officials said.