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'Crime magnet' hauled away from Hillyard neighborhood

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A neighborhood in Hillyard is celebrating after a nuisance motorhome was towed away Tuesday morning. The relief came one day after business owners and neighbors reached out to KHQ and said "Help me Hayley."

Bryan Caudill of Inland Towing said they have reached out to both code enforcement and SPD to try to deal with the problem. He said both have come out to help, even tagging the motorhome with notices to move. He said it will move, but only a block, sometimes even as little as 10 to 20 feet. He said it always stays in the neighborhood, tormenting the people who live and work nearby.

"It's a crime magnet," he said. "There's garbage, human waste. It's nasty."

KHQ's Hayley Guenthner did a story on the issue Monday night. By Tuesday morning, SPD was on scene. Not only was it towed away, but the city also sent crews to clean up the piles of garbage left behind.

If you are dealing with a similar situation, the city said it's crucial to report it to code enforcement and encourage neighbors to do the same. They said it is important to take note of the behavior and work closely with your Spokane Police neighborhood resource officer.

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