Cambridge Wawa homeless encampment

Belongings of individuals who are homeless occupy a grassy area alongside U.S. Route 50 in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE — Occupants of homeless camp and their belongings have been moved, and one person was arrested, as officials in Cambridge worked over the weekend to find a new location for them.

The encampment on the Wawa property next to U.S. Route 50 had been occupied intermittently by homeless people for a couple of months, according to Cambridge Police Department Public Information Officer Capt. Justin Todd.

Todd said Cambridge Police was able to help one homeless person with community policing resources to obtain temporary housing before that person found an apartment locally, but that other people come and go from the site without interaction from the police.

CPD worked with mobile crisis and social services to find assistance for the people staying there, storing their belongings and sleeping overnight.

CPD also tried to contact family members as part of the process.

Although police tried to move the occupants of the site peacefully, Todd said one man resisted being moved and was arrested.

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