2nd Precinct Needs Help Identifying Vacant Houses

posted Mar 2, 2011, 8:28 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 10:43 AM ]
(Reposted from 2nd Precinct Email Notification)

We need your help. As you know the 2nd Precinct is starting to see an increase in vacant houses. 
These vacant homes have multiple negative effects on our neighborhoods including increased crime, lower property values, and livability issues.

The MPD has been working with other city departments to track vacant properties in the 2nd Precinct. 
While the lists and incident reports that we currently have are helpful, we believe that you, the block club leaders 
and residents of the neighborhoods, could more effectively and correctly help us identify these properties.

So, we are asking you to canvas your block/neighborhood and to log the addresses of houses that are vacant 
whether because of foreclosure, being for rent, for sale or for some other reason.

For Northeast addresses please send the address information to :
Thomas.thompson@ci.minneapolis.mn.us, or call me at 673-2874. 

For Southeast addresses please send the address information to
Nicholas.juarez@ci.minneapolis.mn.us , or call me at 673-2797.

If we don't answer the phone, just leave the information on our voicemail. 

Our goal for collecting this information is to identify both long and short term strategies to help us manage the evolving 
vacant housing problem and reduce property crimes.

Thank you for your help with this important problem. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail or give us a call. 
Thanks again for your help, and for all you do to make our neighborhoods great!

Nick Juarez and Tom Thompson
Crime Prevention Specialists
Minneapolis Police Department - 2nd Precinct
1911 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

For questions, contact:
Tom Thompson, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
(612) 673-2874 thomas.thompson@ci.minneapolis.mn.us