The Gang’s #1 concern is making money by selling illegal drugs.
Gangs are here. ( Ask any police officer or correction officer)
Gang members from larger cities come to our area to recruit our residents.
They usually go after young teen boys.
Teenagers feel powerful, rich and respected at a young age. They think they are going to become a rich and famous gang member.
They then become addicted and sell to others in the community who then become addicted.
The addicts then need hundreds of dollars a week to maintain their drug addiction.
How do they get it?
Crime……. Burglaries, robberies, etc.
And besides this Gang Wars begin .. the fight for territory.
Drive-by- shooting and fights.
We need to crack down hard on landlords who continually rent to “problem tenants”.
And if they don’t comply.. they should lose their license to rent. Period.
I have sent this to our City Council and Administration several times.
Take a look at this link...http://www.crime-free-association.org/rental_housing.htm
And this Lease....http://www.mncpa.net/vertical/Sites/%7B4E999F07-F513-48FC-B008-C22FFEE14E29%7D/uploads/%7B0E1F8AF6-0B56-46DD-8D00-8217F1380FF9%7D.PDF
And this Article...http://articles.latimes.com/1990-12-13/news/hl-8799_1_drug-activity
We have to do something !
But.. hey, what do I know.
Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
Budget Car Rental at 391 Kidder St. - steering column was damaged on a 2011 GMC vehicle.
1193 Scott St.- burglary- bicycle and jewelry stolen from her residence.
Orchard Street - theft- TFMV- sunglasses, clothing, an iPod, ear buds and a backpack
125 N. Sherman St. – Burglary- portable gaming system, an iPod and iPad
2009 Hyundai Elantra with Pennsylvania license EJL-4514 was stolen from the downtown.
108 Lehigh St. - shots were fired at her residence around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, breaking the glass in front door.
136 Spring St.- burglary- A stereo and computer items
Pershing Street - someone threw a bottle at a window, cracking it.
South Hancock Street- a brick was thrown through a window at her home.
Laurel Street- burglary- TV and computer.
Darling Street – Theft- money
Bradford Street – Theft - GPS system
McCarragher Street, TFMV- stole CDs and miscellaneous cards.
Carey Avenue- TFMV- laptop computer and portable DVD player
East Linden Street - Pedro Rivera, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with two counts relating to the possession of a firearm and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Scott Street – Burglary - strong box
North Empire Court - Burglary- video game system, computer and four video games.Sherman Hills apartments- Three masked men, one carrying a gun, forced their way into a Sherman Hills apartment early Sunday morning.
George Ave.- robbery- 2:49 p.m. -One man assaulted victim and held him at knifepoint while the other took his necklace, watch, cell phone and hat.
71 S. Franklin St.- robbery- TFMV- smashed window- Purse
A taxi driver was pistol-whipped during a robbery that occurred on Cherry Street.
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