Friday, September 25, 2009

Drug house?

I've learned there may be a home in the 100 block of North 6th street (near Sassafras) selling illegal narcotics. I randomly observed the home in question the past week or so and observed quite a bit of pedestrian/vehicle traffic coming and going, sometimes with a "lookout" that remains outside. The owner of the home does have a history of criminal charges and arrest.

Anyone that may live near or pass through this area should take note of people making brief or frequent visits to any particular house.

I am aware of the exact address, however I will hold off on posting same until further information supporting neighbors' suspicions is available.

I will be mailing out informational postcards to some of the other residents in this area to increase awareness, and hopefully provide authorities any solid leads on illicit activity that may be ongoing.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Reduce Opportunity, Reduce Crime

Most criminals are opportunists. They look for flaws in security measures, or quick access to items of value in measuring their chances of success before committing a crime.

People can reduce criminal activity in any given area by taking simple steps to minimize opportunity and temptation criminals thrive on:

Keep valuable items such as money, GPS units, purses or music cd's out of plain view and secured when your vehicle is parked. Always lock car doors, even if running a quick errand. I am still amazed how often I see empty cars with keys in the ignition at local stores!

Keep shrubbery trimmed and clear of home windows. Heavy landscape growth near windows provides concealment and time for the criminal to tamper with locks to gain entry. Do not leave tools and equipment lying around the property or in unlocked sheds and garages.

Keep outside lights on to eliminate dark areas the thief or drug dealer can use to blend into an area unnoticed. Drug dealers and thieves dress in dark clothes for a reason, they try to hide their presence from authorities and watchful residents. If a light is on them you can almost guarantee they'll be moving along.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Neighborhood Groups to meet Sept 23 at 7PM

The various neighborhood groups will have their monthly meeting at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street tonight at 7pm.

There is a lot of good information to be shared. Please attend, speak up, and meet your city leaders.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Walking Security Salesmen

There's been some people walking door-to-door all over town selling home security systems. In South Millville recently a company called Apex Security was making the rounds. If a resident showed interest, they had a van literally sitting at the end of the street that would pull up and get to work. I was told by a friend near the Columbine Ave. area that his neighbor declined the service, and his home was burglarized literally within a few days! Probably a coincidence but makes you wonder!

This week I had a representative come to my door saying he was from Pinnacle Security, and offering all kinds of great deals if I act right away and sign a multi-year monitoring contract.

I did some searching on Pinnacle, and found quite a few consumer affairs complaints against the company.

Be aware and do your homework! Especially when they come to you. Too many shady people and criminals sizing up their next score to be inviting strangers into your home! Especially when it involves laying out your home's vulnerability and security procedures to a person you just met five minutes earlier!

My theory has always been: If you truly have a good product or service, you'd be too busy to come knocking on my door to let me know about it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

412 Sassafras

The resident of this property has once again made the local news!

Apparently this time Mr. Mclean was acting unruly and resisted arrest in some sort of incident that began a block from his house, ultimately ending at his address. Another person was arrested as well.

Mclean regularly shows a total lack of regard for the community, his neighbors or anything other than his own selfish wants. 412 Sassafras St. hosts known gang members and drug dealers, has been the recipient of numerous police calls for noise, domestic disputes, suspicious activity - the list can go on!

The constant delinquent behavior by Mr. Mclean and the crowd he hangs with is something one would expect from a rebelious teenager who lacks guidance, not a grown "man" who should know better, or have even a remote sense of right from wrong. Unfortunately, trash like this do not rehabilitate or change their ways - they just spread their own self misery and low self esteem to others.

People like Mr. Mclean thrive on annoying decent people around them. The only thing they respond to is: 1)harsh penalties they cannot afford and the knowledge that consequences will continue at every turn, or 2)getting a good beating until common sense sinks in and they stop their crap! Back in the day the belt was a powerful tool on a child to deter development into what you see at 412 Sassafras St.

Since beatings are obviously not legal or politically correct these days, city government should work hard to make examples out of brazen idiots such as Mr. Mclean, and use all legal means possible to make life miserable for him, just like he does to others. If Mr. Mclean cannot afford to live in his home due to heavy fines and financial obligations, he will either stop the nonsense or move on - a win either way for people who would like to live in peace!