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Old 12-18-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Brief update: I got in touch with the police and they stopped by and said that there wasn't enough information to file a report of any kind, except for vandalism, which the landlord would have to report. For the time being, all I can do is continue to keep my head down and be cautious, and over the holidays I'm going to spend some time considering whether or not I want to find a room elsewhere and sublet my room until my lease ends. I appreciate all the input that everyone has been sharing
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Brief update: I got in touch with the police and they stopped by and said that there wasn't enough information to file a report of any kind, except for vandalism, which the landlord would have to report. For the time being, all I can do is continue to keep my head down and be cautious, and over the holidays I'm going to spend some time considering whether or not I want to find a room elsewhere and sublet my room until my lease ends. I appreciate all the input that everyone has been sharing
And they had no other insight or advice at all ? Nothing about whether this has ever happened before or whether they think it means anything ?
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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Nope, they were profoundly unhelpful. Word for word they said "it could be anything", which was frustrating to say the least. All they said was that if something else happens, then give them a call and maybe they can do more
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Nope, they were profoundly unhelpful. Word for word they said "it could be anything", which was frustrating to say the least. All they said was that if something else happens, then give them a call and maybe they can do more
In spite of what they said, they are now aware and that is good.

Legally they really cannot do more.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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the police ... stopped by and said that there wasn't enough information to file a report of any kind, except for vandalism, which the landlord would have to report.
Have you asked him to do that?
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Can't blame the police for being passive on this... DeBlasio/Sharpton neutered them and their hands are tied.

I'm pretty sure during the Guilani/Bloomberg era the police would have taken this type of thing more seriously, as their policy was to be proactive against crime rather than reactive.

I'm personally moving to the suburbs of long island, and although no one will miss my yuppie ass, I'm not exposing my wife and kids to crime, no matter how "safe" my neighborhood is (dumbo, which is near many large projects).
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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What was the scribbled out apartment number? Find out what became of those tenants.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Could be it's just a group that likes to intimidate people and then move onto the next target. It seems that's pretty common in Crown Heights, at least according to this article and video
Hooliganism: Dozens of Teenagers go on Vandalism Spree | CrownHeights.info – Chabad News, Crown Heights News, Lubavitch News
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:32 PM
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Don't worry - if anything does happen call the cops on the perp.

However, if the perp says he doesn't want to be arrested over it, the cops now officially have to say "oh ok" and back down. In that case, move.
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