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Friday, December 2, 2011

Another shooting death in Ithaca

Another shooting death has occurred in Ithaca, NY, home of Cornell University and hotbed of progressive dogma.  This time, a suspected drug dealer took a round in the back in the middle of the night.
Police are looking for three suspects in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting of a Bronx man early Thursday morning.
Officers responded to a report of the shooting at Chestnut Hill Apartments about 12:08 a.m. and found Francisco Santiago, 25, with a gunshot wound in his back, Ithaca police officials said. He was taken to Cayuga Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, they added.
Chestnut Hill Apartments?  Why does that ring a bell?
Ithaca police have responded to the Chestnut Hill Apartments -- for a variety of reasons -- 112 times from the beginning of the year to Nov. 30, county emergency management officials said. These included noise, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, disputes, shots fired, trespassing, unspecified civil complaint, agency assistance and medical assistance calls, they added.
In a city of only 30,014 residents, how many police calls to the same address, in less than one year, does it take to raise a red flag - 25?  50?  75?  100?  What does a single police call cost taxpayers?  We suggest Ithaca's mayor-elect  Svante Myrick plan to have sit-down with Chestnut Hill's owners on inauguration day.

Chestnut Hill update:
Police charged an Ithaca man with a stabbing related to an ongoing dispute on Sunday...
At about 11:30 a.m., police were called to an apartment at 157 Chestnut St. for a reported stabbing, according to the Ithaca Police Department...
 The apartment complex was the site of a fatal shooting early Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Sixty apartments is not exactly "one address", but that said, 112 calls to 60 addresses is a hell of a lot.

    I know someone who's lived at Chestnut Hill for years, is happy there, and has solid friendships with several of her long-time neighbors, who are good citizens, help each other out, etc. But those people are outnumbered at the apartment complex by a lot of fly-by-night transient tenants. The management isn't very scrupulous about maintenance, unfortunately, and it seems they aren't very careful about who they rent to either.