Saturday, February 18, 2012

We need these signs

Millville should invest in these signs, and the first one needs to go in the vicinity of 2nd  and Vine Streets. There is a church and nursery school where our enterprising young women ply their trade.

Drug Raid on 3rd Street

The Daily Journal was first to break the news of a drug raid on a nuisance property on 3rd street in Millville this Friday. The house involved was 4q4 N. 3rd street, owned by William and Joyce Goelzer of 611 Glenside drive, Millville, NJ.

Police arrested four people Friday after conducting a drug investigation on the 400 block of North 3rd Street.
City police executed a narcotics search warrant at the home after several months of investigating the property for its role in narcotics sales, said Millville police Sgt. Ross Hoffman, a member of the Organized Crime Bureau for the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police raided the same home Dec. 8 for the same issue and made two arrests then, including one man who also was arrested Friday, he said.
This house is a known nuisance property. It is a shame that the owner lives in Millville, but apparently could not care less about the plague that nuisance tenants bring on this city. Millville has long advocated that landlords utilize a Crime free lease Addendum, a totally free procedure that is but one tool to protect the landlord's investment in their property as well as helping to ensure that our neighborhoods are safe and clean.

Kudos to the MPD for their investigation. The next step the city MUST take is to hit the landlord with a notice of condoning a nuisance property under Millville's "Excessive Use of City Services Ordinance". it is bad enough when out-of-town slumlords destroy the fabric of our neighborhoods by maintaining nuisance properties. After all, they have no stake in our city other than as an income source. But to have Millville residents that are so careless as to turn a blind eye to the crime that is rampant is truly irksome.

As a side note, I did notice a patrol vehicle parked on the corner of 3rd and Mulberry for a good part of today. Some of the denizens that congregate on the corner did not look too pleased.

I can attest that our elected officials do have a vested interest in combating these problems. I understand that we can expect more news of this sort in the future.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Info sharing today lists 2 of cumberland county's most wanted. One of these individuals is a Mexican male named Sergio Angel of the Bridgeton area. In the press release, it is listed that Angel has a tattoo on his left hand stating "SUR 13 STG." Just want to share the meaning of this so the community is aware who is among us:

"Sur" stands for Surenos, or Southern Hispanic. Most Mexican street gangs fall under southern/southside (Sureno), or Northern (Norteno). The # 13 is a number southerners represent by (Nortenos use 14).

"STG" is a term prisons use in classifying members of more notable gangs that pose a danger to the orderly running of a facility. STG stands for Security Threat Group.

The Surenos are on the high end of the pecking order. In prison, other gangs will fall in line to a Surenos member or clique. the Surenos' main function is to act for, and report directly to the Mexican Mafia, who ulitmately control all kinds of illicit activities, but especially the flow of narcotics coming from Mexico into the U.S. The Surenos will hold responsibility for distribution of the narcotics and any other bidding the Mexican Mafia wants done.

Seeing what the Surenos do on the street, and knowing the prisons classify their members as part of a security threat group, these people are not wannabe's, and are serious career criminals. the fact that this Sergio Angel has STG tattooed directly on his hand is an easy tell that he is no stranger to the penal system or criminal lifestyle.

Many of these gang members will blend in with migrant farm worker populations who travel all over the country seasonally looking for work. It is an easy way to maintain mobility and move drugs among networks for street level distribution.

Monday, February 6, 2012

more gun play at 5th and Mulberry

9PM Monday night,and more shootings at 5th and Mulberry. I will post more info as it comes in.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Attempted Robbery

Heard there was an attempted robbery a few nights ago on North 5th street of a Dominos pizza driver. In an awesome turn of events, the pizza delivery person was able to grab a chainsaw from the back of his vehicle to defend himself, which caused the suspects to think twice and quickly retreat! Good to see the driver was not harmed simply trying to earn a few dollars.

A message from Adotp-a-Block

Good afternoon friends,
Under the leadership of the Greater Millville Ministerial Association, the Adopt a Block Program truly made a difference in our neighborhoods last year. We collected several tons of trash and had an obvious presence in the community every third Saturday morning. After taking a short break, we’ll be back on the job starting Saturday, February 18th and you’re invited to join us. We’ll meet at 10 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3rd and Mulberry Streets to pick up our gear and then go out to spruce up our City. After an hour or so, we’ll return to St. Paul’s for refreshments and to share our experiences.
We do this not only to pick up trash but to engage our neighbors and invite them to participate. While we’re concentrated in Center City, any block in any neighborhood can be adopted, by any group, including within our Arts District. An individual can join with any group they want.
We also do this because it’s fun. You get a cool t-shirt and you get to hang out with cool people. And on a serious note, we know that we have significant challenges in our City. This is one of many approaches that we know works.
So we hope that you’ll join us on the 18th. In the meantime, please print and post our flyer in your business, school or church. If the weather is bad, we’ll renew our program on March 17th. If you have any questions, please call me or Pastor Elizabeth Nees at 856-825-3008.
Thanks, Ed   

Edward C. Einhaus
Project Implementation Coordinator
Center City - The Heart of Millville Program
c/o AHOME Inc.
400 E. Main St.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Police Command Vehicle

Several years ago the MPD acquired a Police Command Vehicle. Now, the wisdom of outlaying that amount of money has been questioned - but to allay the worst fears, this was not paid for with property tax dollars; it was acquired through a grant that had a limited scope.  Anyway, coulda-woulda-shoulda- we have the vehicle now.

The question I am posing is this, "Where in the hell is it?" Okay, I know where it is. It is usally housed in a space at the Millville Rescue Squad, in space paid for by Office of Emergency Management funds. OEM headquarters are pretty much mandated to receive such funds, and ours is at the MRS. At least, that is how things stood last time I had any conversation about it, I don't know if anything has changed in the interim.

Anyway, this rant has a purpose. The PCM is doing nobody any good parked in a garage. With stepped up patrols throughout the neighborhoods, why not use it as a mobile police office? Park it in front of the known drug house on the 500 block of Mulberry Street for a month, and have the beat and bike cops use it as an office.

Park it on the 200 block of Vine Street for a month so that the plethora of hookers that hang out around the church and nursery school 24/7 will be forced to move their base of operations.

And, to really mix things up, strategically place some undercover operations in the likely areas where the dealers, pimps and whore will relocate.

Just an idea...

Another Millville Homicide

Last night we had the second shooting related death in five months.
City police continue to investigate the shooting death of a man at the Delsea Village Apartment complex Tuesday night.
Police have yet to release the identity of the slain man, and Delsea Village residents wouldn't discuss what happened last night.
There is one thing of which we are fairly certain, none of these incidents involve innocent bystanders. There is an entire underground culture that is swiftly overtaking the city. There is no easy answer, especially when you are stuck dealing with the aftermath of such atrocities as Delsea Gardens, a government project foisted on us by narrow-minded, short-sighted individuals who sold the soul of our city back in the 1970's.

Police Chief Tom Haas assures me that there is a plan, and the MPD is doing all that it can within the legal restraints to combat the gangs that are behind this reign of terror.  This infestation, that is fed by Cumberland County's idiocy in accepting 35% or more of the state's inmates and then allowing them to remain here upon their release rather than busing them back to the county where they were sentenced, has to be curtailed before we can see any real improvement in the neighborhoods.

I know we have quite a few people that follow this blog, I encourage anyone that has serious ideas or input to please comment.