People found living in Dorchester self storage units, police say

BOSTON — A storage unit facility in Dorchester has been shut down after inspectors found people living in the building.

Members of Inspectional Services, The Boston Health Commission, Boston Fire and Boston Police Departments conducted an inspection Tuesday afternoon at CubeSmart Self Storage.

The inspection team ordered the facility closed and told occupants they needed to leave.

The storage facility is located just a block away from a homeless shelter and is across the street from a recovery service, but some told Boston 25 News they don't want to live in a shelter.

"You gotta live somewhere. It gets cold out soon, people got to do what they got to do. A lot of people don't like living in a shelter."

“Specifically, officials noted that, in addition to being occupied, some of the units contained curtains, coolers, food and electric cords,” a spokesperson for Boston police said in a statement sent to Boston 25 News.

The shelter used to be open until 10 p.m., but as of Wednesday, a sign went up stating the business closes at 6 p.m.

The spokesperson did not specify how many units were occupied nor how many occupants were found.

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