New Homeowner

Escondido, CA

#1 Dec 1, 2008
My wife and I have been visiting the Salton Sea for years. Recently we decided to retire here and bought a new home. Our neighbors are very friendly and Salton City is clean compared to some other desert communities. We are starting to ladscpe, decorate and furnish the house.

In the last month we have been burglarized twice with almost two thousand dollars vandalism and theft.
Our neighbors indicate that they know those responsible for the broken windows and thefts but have been threatened with harm to their families and homes if they talk to the police. It appears the gangs have taken control of this community.

My wife will not return to complete the work on the house because she is afraid also.
She wants us to sell and get out while we can.

“I'm a Multifacted Personality ”

Since: Nov 07

West Shores of the Salton Sea

#2 Dec 2, 2008
There is a Neighborhood watch for Salton City, and the contact information was in the West Shores News. His name is Don Petsche 7 6 0 4 8 5 2 1 0 5

United States

#3 Dec 2, 2008
how much do you want to sell it for?
New Homeowner

Escondido, CA

#4 Dec 2, 2008
We owe 190k on it
Desert Shores Resident

Lucerne Valley, CA

#5 Dec 2, 2008
New Homeowner wrote:
We owe 190k on it
You might have to wait until the market comes back up to get what you owe.

There are lots of houses that are in the 60's that are a few years old.
New to the area


#6 Dec 3, 2008
You need to make it look like somewhere is there. Leave a few lights on inside at night with a radio on. Make sure your house is lit ouside at night and keep it confusing as to when you will be back with your neighbors. Make it sound like you could be back any minute and you may also consider investing in a security system.
You can only be scared away if you let them, as supposed gangs can be dealt with by he police.
I have seen a big presence of the local authorities in the area and I feel confident that they are doing their job, and maybe your neighbors are not.

United States

#7 Dec 3, 2008
getting some good dogs helps too

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