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Fremont goes after alleged nuisance property

From a quick glance on Google Earth, Kay Court is a resonably nice cul-de-sac with ranch homes, a couple of backyard swimming pools and a basketball hoop at the end of the block.

But one house on the block between Roberts Avenue and the railroad tracks is a drug den, according legal papers filed by the city last month in Alameda County Superior Court. Fremont is asking a judge to declare the property ” a public nuisance” and force out the owners and residents occupying the home, which would be closed for a year.

According to the complaint, in June, 2007, police found 8.1 grams of crystal meth and a digital scale in a secret compartment in the kitchen. In November, a police informant purchased the drug from one of the residents.”

The city maintains that “people who are invited to the property frequently leave severely intoxicated and generally engage in loud and disruptive behavior including, without limitation, throwing garbage in neighbors’ yards and yelling.

One occupant of the house “often invites guests into his backyard, where they smoke marijuana, drink, play loud music, and behave in an extremely noisy and disruptive manner,” according to the complaint.

I’m told Fremont doesn’t do too many drug house nuisance abatements.

Matt Artz

  • Perry Masonary

    “people who are invited to the property frequently leave severely intoxicated and generally engage in loud and disruptive behavior including, without limitation, throwing garbage in neighbors’ yards and yelling.”

    Sounds just like some of the neighbors on my street, in an otherwise nice neighborhood. Mine even add public urination to their repertoire. Good on for the City doing this abatement; they should do many more, if their budget allows it. I’m sure the other residents in the area are mightily relieved to be rid of these goofs.

  • Marty

    Ok, I’m too curious. I’m guessing you meant between Richardson Ave and the railroad tracks, since Roberts doesn’t intersect Kay Court.

    I am eliminating all of the homes with minivans parked in the driveway. Full sized vans are fair game.

    3682 Kay Ct; This house on the south corner of Kay and Richardson is suspect only because of the port-a-potty in the driveway. The occupants may have been reaching out their neighbor’s concerns.

    The forth house from the tracks (3654 Kay Ct.) on the south side has that “I’ve given up yard work for meth” look. But it was purchased in 2008. WaMu stopped giving no-down 500k mortgage loans to unemployed meth addicts mid-2007.

    There’s 3647 Kay Ct. This is the second house from the tracks on the north side of Kay. Overgrown shrubbery in the front facilitate the private life required by the paranoid meth head. Though you say the “owners and residents” will be forced out, so not renters? It was purchased in 1978 inferring the owners are in their 60′s. If you’re smoking meth, you dont live to 60.

    Matt, can you toss another clue my way?