murder at my apartment complex

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Leslie Thornsbury

Morgantown, WV

#1 Oct 27, 2007
To Whom It May Concern,
I am a resident of The District Apartments, I live in the 1800
building and myself and my roommates have ben witnesses to the recent
events of the murder that took place early Saturday morning and the
shootings last weekend. We are more concerned with the actions or
lack there of taken by our managers here at the complex. The managers
were warned last weekend by ourselves and several parents that
shootings and violence was taking place in our building, these
warnings were ignored by management and when my mother asked for a
return phone call, they never responded back. Management never
checked on their residents, never sent out any awknowledgment of the
previous events of last weekend- they told my mother they did not even
know a shooting took place in their own complex. This morning, I got
in touch with the complex myself, and told them of the shooting, we
did not hear from management until around 6 pm saturday afternoon. My
mother was told by management this morning,
by a Tammy Baker, that they were not too overly concerned with the
murder and shooting of at least one other person in my building, they
also told her they knew nothing of the events. Managers have
overlooked many events in this complex, including attempted rape which
was reported to the office, mold issues, my bedroom was flooded with
toilet water and feces last year and they have yet to fix the
situation but still expect me to pay rent, and many other issues.
There is something corrupt within the District and they are not taking
correct measures to insure the safety of their residents. I and my
roommates have witnessed several incidents that have caused injury,
injury to property, and now death, and our management here at the
District are more concerned about covering their tracks and saving
their own reputations than the residents that pay their bills.
Somethng needs to be done and go public on the corruption, lack of
awareness, ignorance, and lack of concern on the ma
nagers part here at the District. I have so many issues against these
people, have threatened lawyers and so forth and they still prefer to
turn their heads the other way. Our health conditions and safety are
now major issues and are being ignored by the people who should be
concerned the most. Please make something public about these people!
I have no other place to turn to.
Leslie Thornsbury

Morgantown, WV

#2 Oct 27, 2007
To clarify, the before mentioned name of an employee at the District was being used as an example, all managers have been neglegent, and I am not trying to pin point just one person.
District Resident

Morgantown, WV

#3 Oct 28, 2007
I understand entirely. I was livid when I got the email from the school. The District will send someone around to notify you that you'll be fined for trash if yo don't move it immediately, but they take forever and drag their heels when it comes to letting residents know what is going on with the shooting. I've been trying to get out of my lease for a while, the District and its staffing and management seem to have no real concern for the residents, only their paychecks.

Something needs to be done. There are too many people and too many safety issues for things to continue the way they are.
Former District resident

West Hartford, CT

#4 Oct 28, 2007
This apartment complex was perfectly willing to charge my roommates and I hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for trash bags that caused no physical damage. Why isn't this money we shelled out going toward improving SAFTEY?

Me and my roommates have had endless problems with those who run these apartment complexes.

Other problems include: Their staff letting themselves in to indiviual bedrooms without knocking, not taking care of mold problems, charging residents for damage that occured due to cheap building materials, the construction workers who built the building stuffed caulking down the drains which was impossible to get out and thus caused frequent clogging, they did not take care of the ice on the driveways nearly enough, they mistreat or ignore residents who help them pin-point the location of problem apartments or dangerous behavior, and they have one place for garbage which is far from most apartments and very difficult to get to in the winter if you do not own a car.
district resident

Morgantown, WV

#5 Oct 28, 2007
This is bullshit. The district sent a letter to the residents yesterday at noon to tell us that there was a shooting. They said that there were injuries but didnt say anything about anybody being killed. They also said that the cops had caught whoever had done it. My dad saw on the news yesterday that they had not caught the person yet.
Former District resident

Morgantown, WV

#6 Oct 28, 2007
Safety issues are nothing new at the District. I moved in Aug of 2005 and was shocked at how many issues we had and the managers didn't really care. The first week I lived there I couldn't use my toilet. Didn't have water for more than 24 hours twice due to their stupidity. The worst thing was during the summer when the road to the apt washed out and was closed for 5 or 6 months and was unable to park near our building, during this time some individuals broke out my front and read windshield in my car and still the managers could care less. I moved out the following August, the best thing I have done since moving to Morgantown.
Resident

Morgantown, WV

#7 Oct 28, 2007
"my bedroom was flooded with
toilet water and feces last year and they have yet to fix the
situation but still expect me to pay rent, "

Sooo your bedroom was filllled with water and feces LAST YEAR, but your continue to live here and pay them like 500 dollars, genius. Insted of wasting your time bitching, why didnt you move out?
current resident

Morgantown, WV

#8 Oct 28, 2007
I am shocked and saddened by what happened here this weekend. I honestly have had no problems since I have lived where with my apartment and actually I have been pleased. I heard word of mouth of a shooting this past weekend during homecoming but nothing more, now I read all this stuff and am shocked. But to completely bash the district...I dont know.....the people involved in this incident are at fault. Lets face it, a lot of these students that come to morgantown bring their habits and their hustle with them. I have hit the streets pretty hard to find info and everything I have heard leads me to believe these guys in building 18 were up there selling and hustlen coke. Thats shady business, living in the district or not. Its a shame that people that were in that line of business found theirselves at the district apartments. Bottom line-Say no to hardcore drugs.
District Resident

Fairmont, WV

#9 Oct 30, 2007
Resident wrote:
"my bedroom was flooded with
toilet water and feces last year and they have yet to fix the
situation but still expect me to pay rent, "
Sooo your bedroom was filllled with water and feces LAST YEAR, but your continue to live here and pay them like 500 dollars, genius. Insted of wasting your time bitching, why didnt you move out?
It's possible that she had already resigned her lease for this year, and they would not let her break it.

I agree with the kid last night though, there's about to be a ton of lawyers on their phones for the next couple of months if they don't let us break our leases quietly. Let us break them, then bulk up the security so that others will want to live here next year.
current resident

Morgantown, WV

#10 Oct 30, 2007
i dont see any legal ground these people have to stand on. They signed a lease and they are obligated to it.

Face it, the sheriff said last night these people showed up looking for particular people in a particular apt.=isolated case

go ahead and move out, this can happen at your new residence just as easily.

I thought it was unfair how all the people bash the district and that old lady going crazy saying that the management doesnt care made a complete ass of herself.

The only people at fault are the people involved.
District Resident wrote:
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It's possible that she had already resigned her lease for this year, and they would not let her break it.
I agree with the kid last night though, there's about to be a ton of lawyers on their phones for the next couple of months if they don't let us break our leases quietly. Let us break them, then bulk up the security so that others will want to live here next year.
Matty B

Morgantown, WV

#11 Oct 30, 2007
you guys are fu\kin pathetic. seriously, pathetic.
current resident

Morgantown, WV

#12 Oct 30, 2007
District Resident wrote:
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It's possible that she had already resigned her lease for this year, and they would not let her break it.
I agree with the kid last night though, there's about to be a ton of lawyers on their phones for the next couple of months if they don't let us break our leases quietly. Let us break them, then bulk up the security so that others will want to live here next year.
Dude the District is not sweating any of these empty threats of lawyers. None of this will hold up in a court of law. None of it
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District Resident

New Castle, PA

#14 Oct 31, 2007
current resident wrote:
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Dude the District is not sweating any of these empty threats of lawyers. None of this will hold up in a court of law. None of it
For most people, yes. However, you can't say that someone who feels a legitimate threat and problem within their apartment will have a problem with the very much non-empty threat of a lawyer. You all don't know the personal stories of anyone writing on these threads and whether or not they have a real reason to want out. Not everyone is overreacting.
Know the facts

United States

#15 Nov 1, 2007
All I have to say is that it was a tragedy that this happened and even worst that it happened in a huge complex like this but the police live on site now so everyone should be safe. And to whoever made the comment ďa lot of these students that come to Morgantown bring their habits and their hustle with them" That my be true but not about these students... Do some research, they were all in school and doing well in school. Rumors aren't nice and that is what is being started.... IT WAS NOT DRUG RELATED, so get that theory out of your mind! Obviously you didn't hit the streets too hard to get your information because it is FALSE! Selling and hustling coke is a strong assumption that you should not be making. Because the point in this situation is, you don't know the men that lived there and you don't know the facts so to put it straight...Shut that shit up and Bottom line-Say no to starting rumors let the police do their investigation, sit down somewhere and watch the damn news! Thanks
District Non Resident

Alexandria, VA

#16 Nov 1, 2007
Know the facts wrote:
All I have to say is that it was a tragedy that this happened and even worst that it happened in a huge complex like this but the police live on site now so everyone should be safe. And to whoever made the comment ďa lot of these students that come to Morgantown bring their habits and their hustle with them" That my be true but not about these students... Do some research, they were all in school and doing well in school. Rumors aren't nice and that is what is being started.... IT WAS NOT DRUG RELATED, so get that theory out of your mind! Obviously you didn't hit the streets too hard to get your information because it is FALSE! Selling and hustling coke is a strong assumption that you should not be making. Because the point in this situation is, you don't know the men that lived there and you don't know the facts so to put it straight...Shut that shit up and Bottom line-Say no to starting rumors let the police do their investigation, sit down somewhere and watch the damn news! Thanks
Yes, Im sure those 3 volunteer fireman that the District chooses to call Officers will make safe.
wondering

Sutton, WV

#17 Nov 1, 2007
current resident wrote:
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Dude the District is not sweating any of these empty threats of lawyers. None of this will hold up in a court of law. None of it
First of all, are you an attorney? I would like some free legal advise if you are.

Second, how do you know that these are "EMPTY" threats of lawyers?

Third, There are many different complaints about this complex, from reading from the folks who have posted here. With such a broad range of complaints to choose from, I'm willing to bet that several or more of the complaints will hold up in court!!
Not Involved

Morgantown, WV

#18 Jul 10, 2010
I have no idea what it's like to live where you guys do, but I do know after many years of being a renter, that you do have certain rights. The biggest one is the right to expect the management to keep your apartment in a safe and livable condition. If you are stuck in a lease and the apartment is not being kept in a sanitary manner due to no fault of your own (or others inside your apartment), it is the law that the owners/management must find and fix any instances in which your health and/or life may be in jeopardy. This means that you do not have to live with feces or other sanitation issues and that the management must fix them in a timely manner. A year is WAY over the line of how long it should take to fix such things. The thing to do would be to first, write an official, notarized and dated letter to management informing them of the problem. Send it registered mail to prove they received it, then give them a week to contact you and make a plan on how to fix the problem. If you do not hear from them again, do the same thing again, but this time, also contact a lawyer. If funds are low, WVU has a good legal department, and there is Legal Aid in Westover...across the street and up a little ways from the Dairy Mart. They will advise you for free and help you decide what the next step should be. If necessary, you may have to take it to Circuit Court. Stay out of Magistrate if you can as some judges aren't as knowledgeable about the law as those in Circuit Court.

I know...this sounds like a big bother, but if there are this many problems in your housing complex, it sounds like the owners are pushing to see how much they can get away with before they have to pay the piper.

I also know for a fact that management cannot enter your premises without a 24 hour notice or a valid emergency requiring them to take immediate action. Look up G. Walden. He owns a lot of houses in Morgantown and he tried that trick for years before he got caught and punished. It was in the paper a few years back and I'm sure you can learn more about it via public records with the help of the "Freedom Of Information Act".

Basically, if you're having problems...do something about it. Officially and legally, but do something. I don't know how much obligation management has concerning a shooting they weren't involved in, but I do know health and sanitation and the right to privacy within your living space are things you SHOULD be guaranteed of having as the legal leasee of the premises.

Do your homework and learn to network. The longer you let bad situations simmer, the worse they usually get. Take action if you feel you're being wronged...legally.

And if all I've said fails to convince you that you have rights, look up the "Renter's Rights" handbook online. It will spell out many of the rights you have and help you discover what you are expected to do about it.

Good luck.
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Motowner

Fairmont, WV

#20 Nov 7, 2010
I have a friend that works at the District he hates you all.....And Some of you deserve what you get...If you did your research you would realize that renters here in Morgantown have more rights legally then the owner and it is only 25$ to go to the Magistrate office and start a claim take some of Daddy's money and sue if your so upset about it.
pissed off trannie tenant

Morgantown, WV

#21 Mar 19, 2011
well i am transsexual male to female, and well the district is violating my rights as a renters, my rights as a perso and my other rights being a protectected person. i am disabled found disabled as a transsexual with other mental issues regardles what ssi says on transsexuality as a disblity. so i am being emotional abused by other roommates they have a tv in common area regardless being theirs i pay rent for it to. they dont like trannies and i know they dont go to church but if i press ncaap would come out in support of these black roommates, i have nothing agaisnt another race or religion but when you push emotional assauslt on me thats legal crime and break lease. so if i wanted i could contact a gay lawform have them on the news and have settlement in my interest it cause to much pain for me. so one roommate was living illegally in house and the other allowed him to use his key. i told manament tammy she said she will get both out. i find out the one letting the other use the key was still on lease so i went to ask the office they treated me as a trouble maker told this is how it is to rent with roommates. wtf i have rights i dont care if u have money or power my rights are equal to yours. cops a while back said that the district at least on my part were doing illegal things in my part. its a nice neighborhood, nice complex but corrupt. i my electronic keys dies and they charge me a maintaince fee, my toilot every once in awhile stops up and i am charged wtf why isnt this figured in the lease isnt this fraud.

so i am history major i was going go grad school for this i studied consitional law so these laws are supreme over federal,state,local. so if these are violated then i can somewhat work like law student i never said i was lawyer or law student i just have some law knowledge.on walden he did same to me he doesnt go through magistrate to evict he owns cops as i am sure that the district does. i am also sure that the district knows what goes on but dont care its about the dollar god. next time i rent its single i did roommates because of mental health reasons.

Since: Nov 09

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#22 Mar 25, 2011
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