Neighbors concerned over squatters at military housing

People residing within the space reached out to CBS 8 with issues, they instructed us squatters have moved in, creating an unsafe feeling for households within the space.

SAN DIEGO — Neighbors in Serra Mesa are fearful a couple of home on Murray Ridge Road within the Liberty Military Housing neighborhood the place they stated squatters have moved in, creating an unsafe feeling for households within the space.

“It’s the most uneasy feeling. It’s eerie,” stated a neighbor and active-duty member of the U.S. Navy, who didn’t wish to be recognized. 

People residing within the space reached out to CBS 8 with issues, they instructed us they’ve seen 4 to 5 vagrants staying there since late October, after the earlier tenants moved out. 

“It was like seeing somebody that I had actively saw on a mattress behind CVS go into a housing unit that’s four doors down from me,” stated the unidentified neighbor. “It was like, ‘Woah, what’s going on?’” 

The home in question is similar dwelling the place a storage fireplace broke out simply over a year in the past, injuring two youngsters inside, ages two and 4, who have been taken to UC San Diego for burn therapy. A year later, that household moved and now, CBS 8 is instructed some squatters have moved in. 

“For a while, we ignored it like, ‘Whatever, there’s homeless people going in here,” said the anonymous neighbor. “It was when we started to notice the drug activity, it was like, ‘Man. It’s one thing to have them living in there rent-free. Now, they’re bringing something into our community that’s not safe, you know.” 

Several neighbors have recorded mobile phone movies of what they stated are automobiles pulling up for drug offers, generally signaling with flashlights to folks inside the home. 

Another neighbor, who additionally needs to stay nameless, is scared for her youngsters to be close to this exercise. 

“My oldest is 3 years old,” stated the neighbor and mom of two. “He’s coming to me, you know, ‘Mommy scared. Mommy scared,’ because he can see everything that’s going on.  I’m on edge at all times of day and night. You know, I don’t know what could happen at any time of day. You know, they could be cracked out, on drugs, high, I don’t know, and they could do something dangerous.” 

They’ve reported the difficulty many occasions to San Diego Police and to their Liberty Housing district office, however up thus far, they haven’t heard of any progress. CBS 8 reached out to SDPD however they didn’t reply with any data. We reached out to Lincoln Military Housing and so they responded with the next assertion: 

“LMH is fully committed to ensuring our residents live in a safe and healthy environment every day and that our communities provide a safe and comfortable living experience for all of our residents.”

For the privateness of our residents, Liberty Military Housing (LMH) is unable to enter specifics concerning the circumstances of particular person residents, nor are we permitted to debate the specifics of any pending litigation. LMH is conscious of resident complaints concerning this deal with and has insurance policies in place to cope with prison or disturbing conduct in our neighborhoods.  LMH has been working with our personal safety supplier and native legislation enforcement to handle the state of affairs and can proceed to take action.”  

Meanwhile, neighbors on Murray Ridge Road are simply hoping for some sort of decision. 

“Hopefully, they kick the people out, you know, gut that house out, change the locks,” stated one neighbor. “You know, I’ve two younger children and I don’t need them to be uncovered extra to this.” 

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WATCH RELATED: Navy household displaced because of mildew in Serra Mesa military housing (Mar. 2022).


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