Officer Mulholan’s police report:
-In response to a question about cars left parked on the street and car maintenance being performed, the the officer states that as long as the car is moved for street cleaning days, it can be left on the street. Residents are allowed to perform car maintenance on the street, but if they leave their tools in the public right of way, the tools can be confiscated. Any cars that aren’t moved can be ticked and eventually booted.
-There was a robbery near Wendy’s. The victim met up with someone to sell their cellphone. However, the kid grabbed the phone and ran. The victim chased down and corned the kid, who then turned and pulled a knife on the victim. The police know who the suspect is and they advise not chasing down a robber yourself, but to the call the police instead.
-In mid September around 10 PM a couple in their late 60s or early 70s was walking down Chestnut Avenue when someone shouted for them to wait up. They stopped and 2 black men walked in front of them and one came up behind them with a gun and demanded that the man hand over his wallet. He complied and the robber took the cash out of the wallet ($6), dropped the wallet, and ran with his 2 accomplices toward the cemetery. The crime is still under investigation. There have not been any other incidents like this in Carlisle. Most robberies around here are targeting individuals involved with drug dealing. The officer advises sticking to well lite areas. He advises calling the Borough if there are any dark areas in need of street lamps; there is still money left in the budget for more lights. S. Bedford just got a new light.
-Carlisle Police Department just hired 3 new officers. All are former military . Two used to be sheriffs and one is a new grad. They should be out on their own in November or December. The police are still down 2-3 officers and one just retired today.
-Vehicles have been broken into on the North and East side of town; the perpetrator is a known suspect
-There was a drug related shooting at Deli-C on West Louther street on Saturday.
-There have been less problems with juveniles in the SoSo neighborhood this past summer. The officer suspects that this is due to one of the ring leaders, a kid who kept getting cited, being moved out of town to his grandparents’ house.
-Elena ran away again, but she is back home now
Mike Heyser, Borough Codes Department:
– Florence Trump’s property was sold at auction for $83,000 to Ron Gross, who is known to rehab homes. Her property has been looking a lot better since her cousin has been taking care of it.
-At the old Tire and Wheel site, 13/52 properties are finished and occupied. A clubhouse is being built as well.
-Codes has requested the Borough Solicitor write an ordinance to grant them the authority to declare a property a public nuisance and allow them to go into or to hire someone to go into the property to clean it. The work will be paid for by placing a lien against the property. This is do deal with 100 W. Pomfret. The house next door was unable to sell because of this property and it is attracting rats. The house was almost put up for a public sale, but someone from the owner’s church bailed her out.
-On April 1st the rain water fee starts based on the amount of impermeable surface on a property. It can be negated by taking actions such as using a rain barrel.
A reminder to residents as the days get shorter, to please turn on their porch lights.
-Someone believes the garage lights that shine into the Butcher Tot Lot are on motion sensors.
-There are now 400 SoSo members
-Minutes from the July meeting were approved.
-We will postpone the annual SoSo party to early spring. Planning will begin at the January SoSo meeting.
-Trick or Treat will be on October 31st from 6-8 PM.