Criminal Activity on Greenbush street has neighbors concerned over safety

According to the Lafayette police department, 8 criminal reports have been taken at 1313 Greenbush street this year alone.

Posted: Nov 6, 2019 5:52 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 6:34 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind.(WLFI)- According to the Lafayette police department, 8 criminal reports have been taken at 1313 Greenbush street this year alone. Several of them involve drug violations and neighbors say that number isn't surprising.

"Down in this area it's not surprising that it happens," said Debra Smith who lives down the street from the problem home.

"I haven't found needles but a lot of people around here seem like they are kind of out of it so we kind of try to stay inside and away from people. We have a dog and she protects us," added Tina Gourly who lives in the neighborhood.

On Saturday just before 5 PM police were called to the same address about Ian Creamer. Creamer had been stabbed in the chest. While he is expected to be fine neighbors say violent crimes in their neighborhood make them worry about the safety of their children.

"I worry about the kids and my daughter and her safety,” added Gourly. “She's going through K12 I don't let her go to school in this community because of the riff-raff around here."

Linnwood Elementary school is just across the street. While people who live in the neighborhood worry about safety, parents who pick their children up from school in the area every day say the police patrols make them feel safe.

"I see them come by a lot when I am picking him up so I am ok with it," said Carolyn Cook who picks her grandson up every day from Linnwood.

" It is nice seeing extra patrol cars and feeling safe," said Natasha Simpson who picks her daughter up from Linnwood every day.
Some neighbors feel the police are doing all they can.

"They are patrolling as much as they can and they are doing what they can in the community,” added Gourly.

Others say landlords in the community need to have stricter standards for who they rent to.
"It would be nice if they were pickier about who they moved in and if they checked their properties more,” added Smith.

Police say Ian Creamer wasn't stabbed at the location they responded to on Greenbush street but didn't specify where they believe the crime took place.

Police say he is expected to survive his injuries but that he isn't cooperating with police about who committed the crime.

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