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South Hill neighbors work together to get rid of squatters

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One South Hill neighborhood is celebrating after getting rid of a group of squatters that have been terrorizing them for quite some time.

The Lincoln Heights neighborhood is usually fairly quiet, but over the past month, it's been anything but. Over the last few weeks, neighbors say squatters have moved into a foreclosed house. The power and water are off, and the front door is gone, but neighbors tell KHQ that hasn't stopped a group of people from calling it home.

Heidi and her husband have lived in the neighborhood for the last 15 years. She says after the squatters moved in on her block, that's when neighbors got to work. They took pictures of everyone coming and going, and the cars they're driving. They gave all of that information to police.

Earlier this week, all their hard work paid off.

Caught on video, officers arrested two of the squatters on outstanding warrants and since then, no one has come back.

"I'm really proud of us, Heidi says.

She says after dealing with this nightmare, her neighborhood is now stronger than ever.

"They picked the wrong neighborhood to come in to."

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