Residents of Elm Avenue in East Cleveland are living in fear as a wanted Sexual Predator is allowed to occupy and squat on their street. For the last month residents have had their homes burglarized and are living in fear.
This all started when an abandoned home became occupied by a then unknown person. According to unknown man he had a lease and a right to occupy the property and repeated calls to the East Cleveland Police yielded no help. Even pleading their case at East Cleveland City Council Meeting yielded little if any help.
Now the residents of Elm Ave in East Cleveland are going cyber in an attempt to apprehend the squatter on their street. Keep in mind that a warrant for arrest is in place so everyone is warned not to do anything more than call their local law enforcement department.
Surrounding counties of Lorain, Lake are most likely places this person may find suitable location to stay put. Many of the items stolen from residents are possibly in the house on Elm Street or have been sold. The Police have a no-knock warrant so they just may be able to catch and apprehend this person so the residents can have a good holiday season.
A squatter is someone who lives or resides on a piece of real property without owning it or otherwise being authorized by the owner to be there. Typically, squatter’s rights cases involve two or more property owners who own adjacent pieces of real property. If one party uses the others property for a significant length of time (at least 21 years) and the other party is aware of it but does nothing to stop the use, the non-owner can claim the right to the property.
East Cleveland Ohio – 12/18/2014 – EC Resident Kelvin Earby and the residents of his street are mad about a newly moved into abandoned house being occupied by a “Squatter” who has no legal reason to occupy the 14718 Elm Ave house.
“It’s a Bando“
Bando is a street slang term created to describe abandoned houses left behind though foreclose or just by the owners packing up and leaving their property to sit and fall down. Most of these properties make it the East Cleveland Land Bank and are currently being sold for $150 to qualified buyers. HOWEVER 14718 Elm Ave is NOT one of these land bank properties, it is instead waiting to be noticed and placed in the foreclosure process.
In the mean time the residents of Elm Ave in East Cleveland are asking for help from Police Chief Michael Cardilli, Mayor Gary Norton, East Cleveland City Council to help them secure this previously vacant house.
Elm Avenue resident plan on being at the Emergency East Cleveland City Council Meeting, today, Thursday December 18, 2014 , 6:30 PM, EC City Hall, 14340 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland Ohio 44112.
Mayor Gary Norton and his wife Shalom Norton’s East Cleveland home is in foreclosure at 2120 Newbury Road. He’s not only failing to pay the city’s bills, the once $200,000 a year couple isn’t paying their own. The Shaker Heights house at 3724 Rolliston is also behind on taxes.
So what did he do with the $10,000 in unused vacation time he cashed in a couple of months ago? Oh well. I faced a foreclosure 20 years ago. I truly understand.
It’s hard out here for a pimp. When you tryin’ to get the money for the rent.
Going bub bye is one of my favorite places to eat in East Cleveland Ohio White Castle Restaurant. The Christmas eve 12/24/2014 closing of White Castle Restaurant on Superior Ave in the heart of Downtown Cleveland as EC City Council President Barbara Thomas calls it comes as a shock to most of the town folks in East Cleveland Ohio.
This marks one of worst years for new restaurants openings ever with none opening but several closing including this long time place for favorite and inexpensive meals. Some say the rash of armed robberies that started with Wendy’s, and several dollars stores being held up at gunpoint. Employees of local restaurants with the exception of McDonald who hire their own security forces and sometimes use East Cleveland Police to guard the arches.
“What a Sack of Clams” my favorite treat from White Castle will be gone from the menu in East Cleveland leaving only a few places for take-out or eat-in treats. To the staff of East Cleveland White Castle we thank you for serving us through this rough time and wish you all well and good job hunting.
The unfortunate death of East Cleveland Detective Sgt. Kyle Cunningham to cancer comes as a shock to EC Residents and people all over the world. “He was a good cop” is just one of the many things people have called 44112News.com to get involved into what we could have done to make this situation better. What we have found is that delays in getting Kyle Cunningham’s health bills may have prohibited the hospital from providing the best care. Not being on the job put a strain on his family and everyone counting on Detective Cunningham.
Besides being on the East Cleveland Police force, Kyle Cunningham was a good man to everyone he came in contact with and his intuitive instinct made East Cleveland a better place to live in and while his immediate family will miss him, so will the people in East Cleveland.
FIRST – Since getting public records from Mayor Norton require a case to the Ohio Supreme Court we have no idea just how much debt the Cunningham family is in over health bills and the need for Mayor Gary Norton to just pay some of the bills the EC Fire Department complained about on television news. Perhaps Auditor of State Dave Yost can help us get this matter taken care so his staff is being sent correspondence for help going through what went wrong and plans for us to do something now to help this family.
Many East Cleveland Residents want to help this family out of the debt that quite possibly since it was not paid might have been the cause of his death. Hopefully this family will set-up a bank account to handle the donations and perhaps some pressure to Mayor Gary Norton might get the past due bills taken care.
SECOND – This website was set-up to ferret the truth in East Cleveland and HELP people of all types, colors, shapes, sizes without consideration of what they do for a living. There are MANY good people working at East Cleveland City Hall including police, fire, and the behind the scenes people that many just don’t get the chance to see or meet.
As a result of running this now global site seen by people on their cellular telephones we now realize the power behind our many world wide readers and ask for help making this unfortunate situation correct. Bottom Line is our Mayor Gary Norton Jr. came up with the idea to make us self-insured however there was no money to make this anything more than paper money shown on an accounting spreadsheet.What this means is our firefighters, and police who need to have healthcare as a priority are leaving our city to find other places to work at. The Cunningham family needs OUR Help getting the past due health bills that Mayor Gary Norton Jr. told Auditor of State Dave Yost would be paid for though this mysterious self-insurance fund but the Cunningham bills need to be paid.
FINALLY – Needless to say there are a ton of expenses now being incurred by the Cunningham family and our city does not have any funding to give them help. Since Mayor Gary Norton Jr. has remained silent on money help for this family it is up to the readers of 44112News.com to get active and demand help. Let’s make this very unhappy holiday season for the Cunningham Family a little bit better by taking off the strain of past due medical bills and current expenses.
Should the family have a bank account for donations we will add it online.
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Writers Note: I lost my mother and both grandmothers from Cancer as well as many family members including the story of Detective Cunningham and what that family is up against is the reason I wrote this entry. Sometimes people just have to unite to make things better and this is one such time. Together we stand, Divided we fall. It’s time to show the world that East Cleveland people have hearts of gold.