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Derelict house on Thornton Creek used for criminal activity

July 4th, 2010 · No Comments

A resident of the area, and the president of the Maple Leaf Community Council’s executive committee, say this abandoned house on Thornton Creek is being used by delinquents and the homeless.

Marc Phillips, of the community council, posted this Sunday on the council’s SeeClickFix map:

The Parks Dept. purchased a house on this property with the intent to demolish it to add to the green space in the park. As a neighbor living two lots from the property, we’ve watched as the abandoned house has been repeatedly broken into by teens, the homeless, and others. The police have responded to this location several times and have found evidence of drug use, fires built in the home, and even recovered stolen property found in the home.

The house is at the intersection of Northeast 105th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast. We last wrote about it as part of this story on Thornton Creek Park No. 6.