[UHNA] Re: Graffitti in University Heights

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Well, since I'm awake I may as well ask if anyone else had info on the  
large Riddle Road party today. I followed some of the kids with 'togas'  
on to see where they were going at around 12:30 and called the police  
shortly thereafter due to the noise and I'm all the way at the dead end  
of riddle where the drive to the apartments starts. I can amagine some  
of you are still wake as the 765-1212 line was jammed due to calls  
about this according to the operator at about 2:15 or so. I haven seen  
any problems from this house till now, has it been a problem for a  
while or are these new tenants?


Good luck, and good night-Lee Diss 3026 Marshalll


On Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at 09:00 AM, Daniel Lewis wrote:

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> I wrote a note to David Pepper about the graffiti also. Dan and I  
> think that
> John's store is one of the best things that has happened to this
> neighborhood from a community as well as safety standpoint.
>      At the last  meeting we rescheduled the cleanup day for June 11  
> from
> 10:00-12:00 and discussed a block party in September-tentatively on  
> Sept. 17
> at Coy Field. Thank you Kathy and Casey for your work for UHNA. Cindy  
> Lewis
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> From: "Buddy" <kemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <uhna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:49 PM
> Subject: [UHNA] Re: Graffitti in University Heights
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>> --- University Hights Neighborhood Association - NET
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>> Judy,
>>
>> Buddy  frequents Riddle Road Market along with several of the  
>> residents of
>> our street on a fairly regular basis.  I was just in your store over  
>> the
>> weekend.  I have heard of the good things you both bring to the  
>> community
>> in
>> our monthly meetings.  This is the first I have heard about the detail
>> police officer for the market.  Yes, it is a good thing to have that
>> presence known so any people up to no good know we mean business about
>> crime
>> in our neighborhood........ Thanks for everything you do.
>>
>> D
>>
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>> From: "Judy Ashton" <bigash@xxxxxxxx>
>> To: <uhna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <david.pepper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: <uhna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 10:07 PM
>> Subject: [UHNA] Re: Graffitti in University Heights
>>
>>
>>> --- University Hights Neighborhood Association - NET
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>>> Donna,
>>>
>>> I'd like to add that a possible reason crime has somewhat subsided  
>>> in our
>>> area is that John Ashton, owner of the Riddle Road Market, has hired  
>>> a
>>> detail police officer at night to keep the neighborhood safe. As you  
>>> may
>>> have heard, The Market has been robbed twice at gun point. He also  
>>> has a
>>> vested interest in keeping our community safe, as well as his  
>>> employees.
>> I'd
>>> also like to add that this expense is more costly than his monthly  
>>> store
>>> rent. John has built a good rapport with his customer base, who often
>>> call
>>> him when suspicious activity occurs. John has been commended for  
>>> going
>>> the
>>> extra mile for this neighborhood, in keeping the criminal element  
>>> aware
>> that
>>> police are in the neighborhood, and that we are all watching!  The  
>>> best
>> way
>>> the neighborhood can show their appreciation for this hard-working
>>> businessman is to patronize the store! I believe the neighborhood  
>>> does
>>> benefit from having a uniformed Cincinnati Police officer right in  
>>> the
>>> neighborhood! It's nice that we all stick together! We, too, have  
>>> lived
>> here
>>> a long time. And we certainly appreciate the safety efforts of the
>>> neighborhood association.
>>>
>>> Judy Ashton
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Buddy" <kemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <david.pepper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Cc: <uhna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 7:13 PM
>>> Subject: [UHNA] Graffitti in University Heights
>>>
>>>
>>>> --- University Hights Neighborhood Association - NET
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>>>>
>>>> Mr. Pepper,
>>>> My name is Donna Emerson and last year I visited your office and  
>>>> voiced
>>>> concerns about the University Heights area.  Therese Hunolt was  
>>>> also in
>>>> the meeting.  We talked about the recent ATM robberies in the area,
>>>> cars
>>>> being broken into along Riddle Road, setting up block watches for  
>>>> the
>>>> neighborhood and graffitti just to name a few.
>>>>
>>>> I am happy to say the ATM robberies have subsided and I have not
>>>> noticed
>>>> quite as many cars being vandalized.  There are now blockwatch  
>>>> signs up
>> on
>>>> Riddle View and Riddle Crest Lane and at Foulke and Marshall
>>>> Avenues.The
>>>> one thing I have noticed in the area is a high rate of graffitti.  I
>> have
>>>> called and emailed the city website stating specific areas on Riddle
>> Road,
>>>> Marshall Avenue / both ends, Coy Field, Probasco Street and McMicken
>>>> Avenues since January, 2005 and have been told that they are dealing
>> with
>>>> snow, flooding, only two person crews for the entire city and can't  
>>>> get
>> to
>>>> it answers.  I have been told second hand that they are more or less
>>>> disbanding the graffitti unit because of city budget cuts.
>>>>
>>>> David, I pay city taxes and expect to feel safe and secure in my own
>>>> neighborhood.  The graffitti to me signifies gang or drug related
>> messages
>>>> and activity.  It also degrades the properties in our community.  I
>> belong
>>>> to CUF and we also have a group that we have formed called the
>> University
>>>> Heights Neighborhood Association.  As a group, we are committed to
>> keeping
>>>> this neighborhood a place we call home and want to continue to live
>> here.
>>>> I have been a lifelong resident of this very community and have a
>>>> vested
>>>> interest just like everyone else that lives here.  I would like to
>>>> continue to reside in University Heights...............
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps, calling on you today will help to get the ball rolling  
>>>> before
>>>> more of my neighbors decide it just isn't worth living in the city
>>>> anymore.  I am looking to you today because I know that you care and
>> that
>>>> you will be looking for my vote in the coming election for mayor.
>>>> Please
>>>> help University Heights!!!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Donna J. Emerson
>>>> kemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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