Neighborhood Comes Together to Combat Crime

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.

A neighborhood in the Indian Trails area, working closely with the Spokane Police Department, has come together to close a nuisance house and stop the criminal activity associated with the residence. The abatement of the home, located in the 3200 block of W. Rosewood, started last night and has continued throughout the day today.

Neighbors near the house at 3215 W. Rosewood have banded together and worked closely with SPD to remove a nuisance house and the criminal activity associated with the house. Neighborhood Conditions Officer Doug Strosahl has been working closely with the neighbors and the home owner in an attempt to remedy the situation, but it became apparent over the last several months that reports of drug and other illegal activity at the house had increased. Spokane Police officers have responded to the house at 3215 W. Rosewood 40 times since October of 2013.

Drug activity, assaults, stolen property, and RV's leaking sewage are just a few of the calls that either SPD or the Spokane Fire Department have received regarding the property. The house is just two blocks from Balboa Elementary School and Salk Middle School. Due to safety and quality of life issues, the neighbors in this area came together with their Neighborhood Conditions Officer, the City Attorney's Office, Code Enforcement and the Civil Enforcement Unit and were able to successfully receive an order to abate a drug and chronic nuisance property in Superior Court.

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