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Mario Catalfamo

Providence, RI

#1 Dec 10, 2007
I recently purchased a homesite in the village but have not yet been there. Can anyone tell me about the area near LaPaca Lane.

“Now living in Arkansas,”

Since: Sep 07

Gallipolis Ohio

#2 Dec 21, 2007
Hot Springs Village as you know is a gated community, Boasting it's own "Police Farce",There are a lot of what I call ordinances enforced within the gates only, and a lot of crooked cops in the area, The jessieville area outside the gates is rife with drugs, a lot of crime, meth labs, and even meth labs inside the village. I have lived both inside the village and outside and the advice I have for you is do not move here, Do the research for yourself Do a search on meth labs, jessieville,crime, Hot Springs,murder, This area has a very colorful history along with a lot of shady people. Yes there are some good people also, But do yourself a favor and research before you commit to living here.
aje

AOL

#3 Dec 31, 2007
Mario Catalfamo wrote:
I recently purchased a homesite in the village but have not yet been there. Can anyone tell me about the area near LaPaca Lane.
My mom lives there, and I own two lots. They love it! It has a very low crime rate. It is quiet and beautiful.
SLL

United States

#4 Jan 2, 2008
Mario Catalfamo wrote:
I recently purchased a homesite in the village but have not yet been there. Can anyone tell me about the area near LaPaca Lane.
It is a wonderful place to live. Crime is virtually non existent within the village gates. Your area is in the southern part of the village south of Lake Pineda. Very beautiful there. I am sure you already know but there at least 9 or 10 lakes and 9 or 10 golf courses within the gates, I can't ever remember exactly how many. The place is absolutely beautiful. You will love it.
Jeff

AOL

#5 Jan 3, 2008
Charles' claims are fiction. There hasn't been more than a handful of drug arrests inside Hot Springs Village since the development started in 1970. If he disagrees, he should provide some evidence and not write enquirer-esque crapola.

“Now living in Arkansas,”

Since: Sep 07

Gallipolis Ohio

#6 Jan 3, 2008
Jeff,
You need to read the contents of my post. I said There have been meth labs inside the village, Not arrests. I once ran some wild circles in that area and more than once my travels took me to Clandestine Meth labs INSIDE the village gates (look up the meaning of clandestine if you do not know)Now I am a sub contrtactor in Hot Springs and have been hearing horror stories from other subs about landlords who upon discovering previous tenants have been involved in the meth making process while living in their rentals and when they move out the landlords hiring subs to paint over the mess and use killz primer to help mask the odor of the dope cooks mess. Of course they keep it all hush hush and on the QT, do you know how much it costs to properly clean up property that has been used as a lab? So of course the owners want it all low key.Enquire-esque crappola ? I think not. I do know for a fact of no less than 30 houses in the jessieville area that have had meth labs operating in them at one time or another since 2003 and when the druggies moved on the property was half assed cleaned up and rented without disclosure to new unsuspecting tenants. And even second hand exposure to those chemicals used is a health hazard to all who live in the residence. Evidence I can show you the houses, Is that evidence enough for you ??

Since: Jan 08

Hot Springs Village

#7 Jan 5, 2008
Sure.

Since: Jan 08

Hot Springs Village

#8 Jan 5, 2008
You are asking me to believe (1) that the renters are dumb enough or high enough to leave evidence in the first place (2) that 30 property owners have not reported a tenant to police (3) that 30 tenants would leave a property where they have sucessfully operated a meth lab (4) that 30 renters would take the risk of moving the whole thing somewhere else.

I have owned rental property in HSV, I would not have hesitated to contact police if I had found evidence of a meth lab in a rental.

“Now living in Arkansas,”

Since: Sep 07

Gallipolis Ohio

#9 Jan 5, 2008
Believe what you want, I am only stating what I know for fact of at least 30 properties in the Jessieville area that have been used as meth labs, I do not know how dumb or high the renters are. I am sure there have been some reports filed but why no follow ups or whatever the reason for no arrests I do not know. You would be amazed if you knew the magnitude of the meth problem in the area and the people involved in it. I stand by what I say, I know of no less than 30 rentals and residences where meth has been cooked in that area and when the area gets hot with LEO's the "cooks" move on to other places. Some cooks just borrow friends houses for a batch or two then move on others just cook a little on weekends for themselves and a friend or two, but the results are the same, contamination that stays after the druggies are gone. Anyway I refuse to get into a flame war about a subject you obviously know so little about. I have been there done that and bought the t-shirt.

“Now living in Arkansas,”

Since: Sep 07

Gallipolis Ohio

#10 Jan 6, 2008
OBTW, Jeff I did not realize you were on the board
of HSV until I saw your posts on City-Data.com , That is more than enough explanation as to why you would choose to "glaze over " any shortcomings the village may have.Things tht make you go hmmm>

Since: Jan 08

Hot Springs Village

#11 Jan 11, 2008
Charles Camden wrote:
OBTW, Jeff I did not realize you were on the board
of HSV until I saw your posts on City-Data.com , That is more than enough explanation as to why you would choose to "glaze over " any shortcomings the village may have.Things tht make you go hmmm>
An unstantiated claim of meth labs in Jessieville isn't a Village shortcoming.

“Now living in Arkansas,”

Since: Sep 07

Gallipolis Ohio

#12 Jan 12, 2008
Unsubstantiated ? Just call the DTF here in Garland county or even ask the DEA and as I said before I can show where these places are/were, as I said in prior posts I have been around out there. As a matter of fact a officer from the village is related to one of the biggest meth cooks out there which is why he has never been arrested, The cook even brags about getting tips as to when other agencies are going to pay him a visit and he brags about being untouchable. I would never post anything that I can not substantiate. When we moved to Hot Springs the village was where we rented for 1 year and it looked nice to us when we first moved in but turned out to not be quite what we were looking for due to there being so many restrictions on what you can or cannot do, and so many of the older neighbors resented having a family with children living right next door so we bought 10 acres in Jessieville out 298, That was when we had the bulk of our problems with the thieves,prowlers and such. I am sure there are lots of people who live in the area and love it but it is not for us,
gabriel

Memphis, TN

#13 Jan 12, 2008
I read everything jeff and charles had to say, and it made me wonder about rather it would be good for me to buy a lot there. I am a 32 yr old professional with a with and your son. I was just looking to build me a summer home. I probably won't complete it until around 2017, but I am unsure of how I would be accepted there, expecially after hearing what charles's family went through. And to top it all off, I am a black man. Makes me wonder
SLL

United States

#14 Jan 12, 2008
Gabriel, don't sweat it, you will love it here. You will be accepted just fine. There are people living here from all over the world.

“Now living in Arkansas,”

Since: Sep 07

Gallipolis Ohio

#15 Jan 13, 2008
My family and I lived in the village for a little over a year before moving out 298 towards Navy Landing, You would probably have no problems in the village. But in certain areas outside the village a Black family could potentially have problems,Lots of "genuine" rednecks with "true Southron sentiments" if you know what I mean. Some very mean spirited people out there. Now I am sure there will be posters out there who will disagree with me and tell you how great the area is and how friendly the people are out there, but the whole area looks great from the outside looking in, this is one time looks are definately deceiving. If you move to the area get with me in a year or two and let me know how much you wish you would have heeded words of advice from someone who has been there and done that.
Mario Catalfamo

Providence, RI

#17 Oct 1, 2008
I finally got a chance to visit Hot Springs Village thiis summer. This place is much nicer than I'd anticipated. Our drive through the village offered breathtaking views that could not have been adiquately described in words. Everyone we met both in Hot Springs and in Hot Springs Village was exceptionally friendly. I can tell you I wish I were ready to move now. Unfortunately, I'll probably be freezing my butt off for at least two more winters here in the northeast. Jeff, you go ahead and keep telling people about that beautiful hometown of yours.
Village resident

North Little Rock, AR

#18 Oct 6, 2008
You must be a miserable person that you can take the time to be so critical like you are. Do you just resent us here in the Village that you have to put in writing such bad things? How would you like it if we attacked something you loved like we love Hot Springs Village.

We have lived here in Hot Springs Village for ten years. My daughter has gone to school at Jessieville. I have been involved in people both inside and outside the gates of the Village and there are more wonderful people than there are bad ones.

Don't criticize something you do not know about. I assume you have never lived here. So, if you can't say something nice, please do not say anything at all.

Please, if you can't something nice, just go away.
Village resident

North Little Rock, AR

#19 Oct 6, 2008
I meant the above comment for Charles Comden.

Also, in comment to your comment on the way blacks are treated in this area one of the things that I thought was wonderful at Jessieville School and outside and inside the Village was the lack of racial prejudice. My daughter went to school with blacks and mixed kids at Jessieville and they were treated just like everyone. I was even concerned that when these darling black and mixed kids got out in the world that they would be hurt because of their lack of exposure to prejudice here.

I was a very prejudice person when I got here. And learned and became a totally different person after being around these people. They taught me a lot about not looking at color. And because of what the people in Jessieville taught me I am only prejudice against people that try to make other people's lives miserable by spouting negative information over and over like you have done.

If you are so miserable and dislike us all (inside and outside the Village)so much go back to where you came from.
Village resident

North Little Rock, AR

#20 Oct 6, 2008
Please go away and be quite.
husker

Eagle Pass, TX

#21 Nov 30, 2008
What about women for a 66 year old man who loves the ladies. I know about golf and the race track.

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