MYRTLE BEACH — Ten homeless people have been arrested and evicted from a makeshift camp near Myrtle Beach where they have stayed for the past two months.

The camp is on private property and the owner asked county police to evict those staying there.

Horry County Police Sgt. Robert Kegler said officers began contacting those at the camp last week telling them they would have to leave. Officers started making arrests and by late afternoon Tuesday, 10 people had been arrested for trespassing.

Officials say many of those living in the camp said they didn’t stay at a local homeless shelter because of conflicts with the people running the shelter.