Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Red Car Property: The Shifting Pile Of Salvage On Lot C

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, October 11, 2015.  The large pile of salvaged windows, old CalTrans vehicles and other debris has been on the downslope portion of the Red Car Property's Lot C, adjacent to a Riverside Drive house cleared of squatters earlier this year.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

The pile of debris was recently shifted away from the house.  The Red Car Property extends about 25' downslope - about to the shed in the background.  The shed is a recent addition to the Riverside Drive vacant lot, where neighbors report seeing some of the squatters cleared from a house on Adelbert earlier this year. 

A little more than a year ago, a family vacated their longtime home they owned on Riverside Drive.  The house is now being flipped.  They also owned the lot next door (now a hosting a camp of squatters) and stored salvaged items on the lot as well as on the Red Car Property.  They never returned for the salvage.  

Now the "broken window" that was allowed to fester despite repeated requests to the Red Car Property owner's rep to remove this salvage/debris pile have further encouraged the lawlessness on the Riverside Drive "vacant" lot below. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 12, 2015.  For years the debris pile (down the hill) looked like this, until recently.  Shifting the pile does not make it better.  It needs to be removed completely.  

When the squatter camp moved up onto the Red Car Property for one night, more people started paying attention to what was going on here.  

All of the salvage/debris in these photos is on the Red Car Property.  The squatters and the sheds are on an adjacent Riverside Drive property. The Red Car Property owner, LAPD SLO Lenny Davis, City Attorney and CD13 have all been notified of this problem.   

The Red Car Property owner has a trespass order for the Red Car Property on file at Northeast LAPD.  If people are conducting drug deals, starting fires, committing violent acts, etc, call 911.  If you see people casing cars, trying door handles, etc, call the non-emergency 1-877-ASK-LAPD and report it while it is happening.  Tell them there is a trespass order on file with Northeast LAPD.  This site is north of India Street on the old Pacific Electric Red Car Right of Way, or Red Car Property. 

The Red Car Property is private property and it is a lawless place.