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Drug houses on Grove Ave

How does one go about to get rid of these drug houses on Grove Ave and Florence St?   HELP!    
Libi Uremovic August 24, 2013 at 02:04 PM
we had a drug house on ocean lane - he dealt heroin & crack and rented out his bathroom to homeless junkies...ocean lane had turned into a druggy boulevard ... we put up cameras and every time one of them came down the road we called the cops right in front of them and took photographs of them .....the word got out and people were afraid to come around to buy or sell.... the neighborhood appealed to the property owner, but he refused to take action so i wrote up two pages of local & state code violations and when i turned it in to code compliance i told them to tell the property owner that if he doesn't remove the junkie i will track down every piece of property he owns & manages and turn in his code violations ... and i can find a lot .... ... no more junkies on ocean lane...
Mark August 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Getting rid of a drug house is a problem. Here are the steps that have worked for me in the past. 1) document the times, descriptions, cars, of visitors. 2) document the police visits. 3) locate the OWNER not the property manager 4) send the owner a certified letter with a copy of the information gathered. Offer to meet with the OWNER at the property. 5) thirty days later send the owner a second letter explaining they have 30 days to correct the problems. Include updated timelines. 6) file lawsuit for damages, stress, etc. State law allows you to be awarded damages from the owner in these cases. It gets ugly. Be prepared to fight with extreme prejudice. Document everything. Call the police daily. Have your neighbors call the police, they need to hear it from more than you. I own rental propertries and all the leases have a good neighbor Rules. I have tossed out tenants for being druggies, drug dealers, trash collectors, too many dogs, bad dogs, or future rock stars. Rent is important, but not above values. In all cases I followed the law, documented the problems, and gave proper notice. In some cases the complaint came from neighbors who were property owners and gave me copies the documented problems. Good luck
Linda Shinsky August 27, 2013 at 01:05 PM
We put up with a bad set of units for years. Finally went to City council where head of the Sheriff's happened to be. We were ushered into a room quickly where the Sheriff's heard the complaint. They took it on and forced the owner to sell. Game over.
Vern August 27, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Same problem on Iris Ave. Took the Sheriffs 4-6 months to investigate, too late. Gone Owner now paying the price for detoxification of a meth lab.
Gary Trieschman August 27, 2013 at 07:11 PM
The owner is ultimately responsible if they are aware of illegal activities in there home be it rental or owner occupied. If it is managed by a property manager they need to be made aware of the problem.
JOhn August 28, 2013 at 09:44 AM
Let the Sheriff's department know what house exactly it is. Vern your right it's not a quick fix thanks to liberal judges who require multiple undercover buys before they will issue a search warrant.
Vern August 28, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Sad part, most neighbors shut their eyes. Not this one.

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