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WEST ELLICOTT — A group of citizens voiced their concerns over what they allege is criminal activity occurring at 201 Fredrick Blvd. during a Town of Ellicott Board Meeting Monday evening.
Sue Wilder, a resident of the neighborhood, characterizes the residence as a “commune drug and brothel residence.” She told the board that, often times, nearly 6-10 people, who were not identified, are residing at the residence. One of the residents was classified by the group as a “known drug dealer.”
“To say I am concerned about the safety of our neighborhood stands to reason,” Wilder said. “Night activity is ongoing. I am now a night owl, and do not sleep because of the ongoing traffic into this house. Though, I have to say, they are getting brave because now it is all hours of the day. They know police (officers) hands are tied and they can get away with it.”
Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin tells WNYNewsNow that he is, indeed sympathetic towards those who live in the neighborhood.
“When you get that many people who are in a location, 201 (Fredrick Blvd.) that we know they’re not what you call law abiding citizens, it does affect the neighbors, and it shouldn’t,” McLaughlin said. “Especially in a neighborhood that, historically, has been a good place to raise a family. Things have to change there, and I’m hoping Mr. (Dan) Evans (who residents claim owns the property) will see what’s going on there, and understand that the other people who live there, they have rights too.”
McLaughlin told the citizens, however, that the Town Board is limited on what they can do legally regarding the situation, but he did encourage them to call the Ellicott Police Department. Wilder proceeded to ask the council what her options were as a homeowner.
“If they’re breaking into, and they’re physically inside my house, what is my legal right? That’s what I want to know,” Wilder said. McLauglin acknowledged that she has the right to protect herself in her own home, but declined to answer her question whether or not she had the right to shoot anyone who may try to break into her house.
Nicole Seeley, another neighborhood resident who is a widow, posted a Facebook video that went viral locally that showed an unidentified man walking up onto her porch. She says she feels “completely and totally terrorized” in her home.
“I shouldn’t have to feel that way in a neighborhood such as West Ellicott,” Seeley said.
WNYNewsNow reached out to Evans for comment who did not return our call.
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what kind of person says they shouldnt have to feel this way in west ellicott ?? is she retarded ?? drugs are everywhere, dumbass. you think because youre rich that makes you immune ?? pull your head outta your ass.
104 9th street is another known drug house Little Valley the neighborhood has reported to the town MANY times they do nothing about! Cops there all the time! Crackheads morning noon and night! Too bad nice neighborhood! Now there’s out of state plates there Florida North Carolina etc bringing their Covid with them scumbags! Be Aware!