Five Binghamton properties face lockdown

By Conor Mooney

May 12, 2014 Updated May 12, 2014 at 6:43 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Five properties in the City of Binghamton are in danger of being locked down, according to the office of Mayor Rich David.

Owners of the properties received warning letters. David said the properties are the sites of repeated criminal activity.

Once a property owner receives a letter, the owner must submit and comply with a corrective plan.

“I made a commitment to increase efforts to fight crime, and these current lockdown candidates have caused repeated quality of life issues for residents in the neighborhoods they’re located in,” David said. “Ultimately, we want to eliminate the criminal activity and provide relief to residents.”

The first wave of lockdown warnings came in February when David sent letters to 13 properties.

Twelve of those properties have taken corrective action. The city said it is pursuing the property not in compliance.

If properties continue to be a nuisance after receiving the warning letter, the city can file a complaint with City Court. Pending a trial, the property can be locked down for up to a year.

17 East nightclub at 348 Clinton St., has already been locked down due to drug trafficking and gang activity.

A list of the properties in jeopardy can be seen below.

12 Crandall St. — 26 Points — General Disturbance, Assault, Firearms: 20 additional police calls in the past 12 months

33 Edwards St. — 42 Points — Drugs: 20 additional police calls in the past 12 months

103 Park St. — 24 Points — Assault, Weapon, Disorderly Premises: 30 additional police calls in the past 12 months

105 Pennsylvania Ave. — 26 Points — Noise: 35 additional police calls in the past 12 months

13 Vine St. — 22 Points — Disorderly Premises, Drugs, General Disturbance, Noise: 30 additional police calls in the past 12 months