Criminals Tarnishing Investment in Weinland Park

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“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1 Sep 12, 2013
Duh.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local...

More than $50 million in public and private money has been pumped into Weinland Park to create a more stable, mixed-income neighborhood between Downtown and the Ohio State University area. But the crime that continues to plague the area has developers, neighborhood officials and others so concerned that Columbus might provide more streetlights and surveillance cameras.

The problems include break-ins, robberies and threats of violence toward some of the newer residents, said Isabel Toth, president of Community Properties of Ohio, which manages apartments in the neighborhood.

Toth coordinated a recent meeting with Columbus safety officials, including Police Chief Kim Jacobs.

Joyce Hughes, president of the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, said,“The concern is that with the renovation of properties and the new people moving into the neighborhood, people want to feel safe.”

Among the most jarring crimes this year:

• An afternoon drive-by shooting on Aug. 15 of a man at N. 4th Street and E. 7th Avenue.

• A man who was shot multiple times on Tuesday night while standing near the same intersection.

• A stray gunshot in April that struck a woman riding the No. 4 Indianola COTA bus through the intersection of N. 4th Street at 8th Avenue.

There are 27 surveillance cameras at 10 locations in Weinland Park. That number might increase, said Amanda Ford, a Columbus assistant public-safety director who attended the meeting....

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#2 Sep 12, 2013
If you build it, they will come.
They cannot kill a Spook

United States

#3 Sep 12, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Duh.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local...
More than $50 million in public and private money has been pumped into Weinland Park to create a more stable, mixed-income neighborhood between Downtown and the Ohio State University area. But the crime that continues to plague the area has developers, neighborhood officials and others so concerned that Columbus might provide more streetlights and surveillance cameras.
The problems include break-ins, robberies and threats of violence toward some of the newer residents, said Isabel Toth, president of Community Properties of Ohio, which manages apartments in the neighborhood.
Toth coordinated a recent meeting with Columbus safety officials, including Police Chief Kim Jacobs.
Joyce Hughes, president of the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, said,“The concern is that with the renovation of properties and the new people moving into the neighborhood, people want to feel safe.”
Among the most jarring crimes this year:
• An afternoon drive-by shooting on Aug. 15 of a man at N. 4th Street and E. 7th Avenue.
• A man who was shot multiple times on Tuesday night while standing near the same intersection.
• A stray gunshot in April that struck a woman riding the No. 4 Indianola COTA bus through the intersection of N. 4th Street at 8th Avenue.
There are 27 surveillance cameras at 10 locations in Weinland Park. That number might increase, said Amanda Ford, a Columbus assistant public-safety director who attended the meeting....
How about the resident return fire? Hanging the thieves on the traffic light poles? Cameras didn't stop the marathon bombers why woukd they stop boot lips from shooting residents?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 12, 2013
What $50 million, I do not see $5 million there.

The real criminals are Mayor Coleman and his minions for dumping so much public money into that rathole.
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#5 Sep 12, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
What $50 million, I do not see $5 million there.
The real criminals are Mayor Coleman and his minions for dumping so much public money into that rathole.
Coleman pals could be getting kickbacks , that would explain the decimal point shift

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#6 Sep 12, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
What $50 million, I do not see $5 million there.
The real criminals are Mayor Coleman and his minions for dumping so much public money into that rathole.
That's what suckers get for voting yes on a 25% city income tax increase when Mayor (Man)hood practically threatened to disband the police and fire departments.
son of hey now

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 12, 2013
obama's sons and the gifts of diversity. Face it folks, a mud hut may very well be an accomplishment to some races, but that doesn't make it a Montecello.

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