Three men were arrested in Van Nuys Friday after police investigated an illegal power hookup at a homeless encampment.

Los Angeles Police Department officers were sent at about 9 a.m. to the encampment in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Oxnard Street, just east of the San Diego (405) Freeway, and found the power hookup coming from a tent, police said.

Officers searched the area and arrested 42-year-old Gregory Carlton Allan, Jr. for suspicion of trespassing, 47-year-old James Daniel Wilson for suspicion of theft of utilities and 45-year-old Jonathan Bedford for a misdemeanor arrest warrant.

Police also found a .22 caliber bolt-action rifle in a tent, though it was not immediately known if it belonged to any of the three men.

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