Sunday, July 24, 2022

Apartment Life #314

This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 24 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 24 years here in a weekly blog post.

So last week I told you that drug dealer is still in jail and his wife is in the hospital with an infected leg and she's septic. That is all still the same. Except she is getting better and she isn't going to lose her leg. The antibiotics are working.

Last Sunday evening my neighbor called the police because the one guy who's supposed to be in drug dealer's apartment was letting in a bunch of the drug addicts when he said he wouldn't. Drug dealer actually called my neighbor and asked what was going on, when she told him, he asked her to look after his apartment and make sure the drug addicts didn't steal anything. So my neighbor called the police and told them that the two people who live there are in jail and in the hospital and druggie squatters have taken over the apartment. 

Oh and drug dealer asked about his dog so my neighbor had to tell him the drug addicts took the 3 dogs (his plus the two that they took in because the owners were homeless) to someone else's house but they wouldn't tell her who or where so she has no idea where his dog is. He's not happy and is trying to get out of jail early but he has about a month to go before he can get out. His dog is a Bichon Frisé and they can be a little on the expensive side. So if the druggies try to sell the dog they might be able to get quite a lot to use for drugs. That's what my neighbor is afraid of. 

It took more than 2 hours for the police to finally show up but when they did, they did nothing. I went outside and the police told my neighbor that they didn't have probable cause to knock on the door and ask people for ID. There was nothing they could do unless the people in there did something to give them probable cause to question them and ask for ID. So if they start fighting, causing a lot of noise, causing destruction to the apartment that we can hear or see and we call the police...then they can do something. But even then I wonder if they will make them leave? 

And before someone says call the manager. They don't care. They tell us if we have a problem to call the police because that's not their job. They won't do anything about it. 

My neighbor called the police two more times after that this week because of all the drug addicts going in and out. One police officer told her if she see's them all leave during the day, that she could open the door, lock it and shut the door. So she did that while the cop was standing there. She doesn't think they have a key to the door since they keep leaving the door unlocked when they leave, she knows because she's opened the door when they have left. But later that night they were back in the apartment, so they must have left a window unlocked or they broke in the door. 


On Friday a friend of drug dealer's wife came with the apartment keys from drug dealer's wife. She asked this woman to make the druggies leave and secure her apartment. Me and my neighbor heard her banging on the door yelling at the druggies inside to open the door. She couldn't get in with the keys because the druggies changed one of the locks on the door and she didn't have a key. They finally opened the door and she made them leave. She went inside and it was a mess. There were crack pipes all over the place and the bedroom was all torn apart, everything had been gone through. She didn't know what to do so I told her to call the police and have them come take pictures and write a report. So the friend called the police, told them she was an agent of the apartment owner, had the apartment keys, kicked the squatters out and found drug paraphernalia and wanted the police to come take pictures and write a report. They said they would. 

The druggies kept coming back trying to get in the apartment while she was standing there so she asked me and my neighbor if we would stay there with her and keep the druggies out until the police got there so we did. I told the friend, "We're both big girls, (5'6" and over 300lbs each) these, malnourished squatters aren't getting past us." She laughed and said they doubted they would try as long as we were standing there. 

The funny thing is one of the drug addicts came and stood out in the middle of the courtyard about 5 feet from us and just stared at us. So I told her to lock the lock she did have a key for so the meth-heads couldn't get in until the police came. I said it loud enough for him to hear and he left after she locked the door. More druggies kept walking over to us asking what we were doing and she told them that we were waiting for the police. Boy, they were not happy but I had my tazer on me just in case. 

The police came, were able to go inside the apartment finally because it was open and she had the keys from the person that rented it. They were there for hours documenting everything. Taking pictures and writing a report that they said the apartment manager and/or the people on the lease could come get if they wanted to file theft charges if anything is missing when they come home. So there's that at least. 

It's not a great picture but there are two police cars there parked on the street that showed up. There were 4 police officers that were going through everything in the apartment and they found a bunch of drug paraphernalia. 

The police locked up the apartment but the back bedroom window was broken and they left it open. 

There's a crack in the left side of the window too where the druggies broke it. The police said that the neighbors have done all they could and that we shouldn't try to stop the druggies from going in or confront them because they can be dangerous, which is true. They said to try and contact the manager so we are all going to do that and see if anything happens. I doubt it will though.

The high this week was 114F/45C
The low this week was 86F/30C

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.