(Star Advertiser) Small group of homeless digs in on Young Street

Small group of homeless digs in on Young Street

(Source: Star Advertiser)

  • Video by Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com

    Honolulu police officers ordered a group of five to 10 chronically homeless people to leave the Walgreens parking lot on Young Street Thursday morning.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Richard Hoex, 41, was among the homeless ordered to leave a Walgreens parking lot Thursday on Young Street near Piikoi Street. Hoex said he has been homeless for 17 years and has been living along Young Street for 2-1/2 years.

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Honolulu police officers Thursday morning rolled into the Walgreens parking lot on Young Street and ordered three homeless people to leave the private property — part of an ongoing effort to remove a particularly stubborn group of five to 10 chronically homeless people from the area.

They’ve also rejected offers of help from social service outreach workers.

Between Jan. 2 and Tuesday, a special city cleanup crew has enforced the city’s stored property and sidewalk nuisance ordinances 42 times along Young Street near Piikoi Street, according to city spokesman Andrew Pereira.

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