Garbage pail scavengers in levittown

Garbage pail scavengers in levittown

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Sambee

Levittown, NY

#1 Aug 25, 2014
I have been awakened at 2am by noises and the dog barking, to look out and see someone scavenging through my trash cans and recycle bin. I have also come home late and been frightened by a ski masked scavenger going through the trash. Lately, a demented Asian woman comes around on Sunday's when we are all home and strews the trash around , making a mess. I chased her away and she cursed me and told me call the cops. I have inquired and what they are doing is illegal. In these days of I'd theft it's even more disturbing to have people going through your trash The police don't really respond to this complaint. Maybe a few tickets would discourage these people. In the vicinity of blue spruce, dogwood , old farm , sugar maple we have 3 competing scavengers. Has anyone else noticed this problem and is disturbed by it??
Sambee

Levittown, NY

#4 Sep 22, 2014
Apparently I am the only one that is bothered by this again 4 am awakened by my dog barking to look out and see scavengers making a mess out of the trash and recycling bins on my street. They steal from the town of Hempstead, make a mess , and invade our privacy. Not to mention the risk of identity theft , and frightening homeowners when they are awakened. I have found out that whT they are doing is illegal , however calls to kate murals hot line and the 2nd precinct bring no results. To make matters worse, there now appears to be a turf war going on among the scavengers. One has the nerve to show upbeat Sunday afternoons when we are right there outside when told to get away she curses and swears and says go ahead call the cops I for one am tired of it. I recently came home alone from a wedding at 2am to fi d a large ski masked man going thru my trash it needs to stop. And if it bothers anyone else I wish u would also speak up and complain
live n let live

Levittown, NY

#5 Oct 1, 2014
Sambee wrote:
Apparently I am the only one that is bothered by this again 4 am awakened by my dog barking to look out and see scavengers making a mess out of the trash and recycling bins on my street. They steal from the town of Hempstead, make a mess , and invade our privacy. Not to mention the risk of identity theft , and frightening homeowners when they are awakened. I have found out that whT they are doing is illegal , however calls to kate murals hot line and the 2nd precinct bring no results. To make matters worse, there now appears to be a turf war going on among the scavengers. One has the nerve to show upbeat Sunday afternoons when we are right there outside when told to get away she curses and swears and says go ahead call the cops I for one am tired of it. I recently came home alone from a wedding at 2am to fi d a large ski masked man going thru my trash it needs to stop. And if it bothers anyone else I wish u would also speak up and complain
They are people down on their luck. Maybe homeless. The police probably know this. Believe it or not but not all people are as blessed as we are. If this country would address the right problems that we have maybe you wouldn't be woken up at 4 a.m. No disrespect intended.
Sambee

Levittown, NY

#6 Oct 1, 2014
All due respect, but the feuding scavengers in the vicinity of blue spruce, dogwood , sugar maple are hardly people down on their luck. Both drive newer cars than I do. Also they make a big mess throwing unwanted stuff around and when asked to leave they curse and threaten. They are stealing from the town of hemp recycling bins which is illegal and I for one do not want strange people going thru my trash at 4 am or at 3 pm Sunday while we are outside or at 12 midnight wearing a ski mask when my daughters come home I repeat nice new van nice new Toyota not down and out. Let them get a real job!
live n let live

Levittown, NY

#7 Oct 2, 2014
Thanks for giving more details. I didn't realize they had cars. I only saw two people once where I live around 11 p.m. No cars, just bicycles. Maybe you should try and take a picture of them. Or get a licence plate. If it was me I would confront them right in their face. If I was you I would keep calling the cops until they do something. If raccoons where in peoples garbage, animal control would respond. This is more of a concern than raccoons.
Sambee

Levittown, NY

#8 Oct 2, 2014
I actually have confronted them. They just curse at you and continue what they are doing. Unfortunately the police aren't too quick to respond to these calls and I have given the plate numbers. And it takes a while for them to scavenge on several streets , but they keep on doing it months later , so I guess the police don't think it's important. Like you, if I thoughtbit was a homeless person trying to find a few cans for some food money I would be sympathetic, but this is a business and right now we have feuding. The Asian woman in the late model Toyota and the man in the town and country mini van who has maybe 20 bags of stuff tied all over his van.
live n let live

Levittown, NY

#9 Oct 3, 2014
Could they possible be mentally ill? I'm up pretty late, I'm going to keep a look out for them. But like I said I only saw someone once. Looking for cans. When you see them can't you go out there and pull your garbage can away from them. If they attack you then you have an assault charge. Not the best thing to do though. Depends how angry you are to stop this. Are they actually going though your garbage? What are they looking for? ID thief. I totally understand your concern and If I was your next door neighbor I would try and help you put a stop to this. And if I do see something I will say something. The thing you said about one of them wearing a ski mask, thats freaking scary.
Sambee

Levittown, NY

#10 Oct 5, 2014
Very scary!! And no I don't think they are mentally I'll. It's a business with them. However it's probably not a great idea to go outside and confront them late at night. As I said we have asked them to go away during a Sunday afternoon when we were outside and they cursed us you never know what someone might do. It's even scarier because when you do say something they know where you live. I think they are looking for cans and bottles, but it is illegal and they are actually stealing from town of homestead recycling. And they make a big mess strewing around unwanted items. I also find it creepy ti have the dog start barking in the wee hours only to look out the window and see someone going thru your trash Maybe if the police would actually give them a few tickets that they have to pay they would quit doing it
live n let live

Levittown, NY

#11 Oct 6, 2014
I'm at a loss for what you can do. Seems you did everything you can. Stay safe. To me it seems somethings not right with them, regardless. How do your neighbors feel? Maybe if enough of you complain something will be done.
ann

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2015
live n let live wrote:
I'm at a loss for what you can do. Seems you did everything you can. Stay safe. To me it seems somethings not right with them, regardless. How do your neighbors feel? Maybe if enough of you complain something will be done.
I don't put out the garbage or recycling until the morning. that seems to help. But I don't mind someone taking the bottles I think its a good job for someone with no skills and a car. I have seen both of these individuals and am not afraid of them.
forreal

Bellmore, NY

#13 Jan 18, 2015
Stop being a whiner. You know the answer. Put your trash out in he morning. Its freaking trash. Why do you care if it goes into the back of a garbage truck or into the pockets of a impoverished person.
live n let live

Levittown, NY

#14 Jan 20, 2015
People can go nuts living here.
Sambee

Levittown, NY

#15 Jan 21, 2015
Send me your address and I will tell them to go to tour house especially the guy with the ski mask. Who by the way goes around in the morning Monday's a stranger on the front of the drive when you come out to take the kids to the bus stop and he and the Asian woman take what they want a d leave a big mess in the street a d in front of the houses. They are hardly impoverished they drive newer cars than me. It's an invasion of privacy and also it is illegal so again it doesn't bother you and you think it's a good idea? I think you are nuts and I will be happy to se d them to your house. Ut I will continue to chase them off or call the police on them,!

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