Dallas residents in the Vickery Place neighborhood within Lower Greenville claimed they live in fear as vandalism, harassment, and threats of violence are plaguing their community.
Some residents identified the perpetrators as two men who live in the neighborhood, as they have allegedly brazenly harassed or intimidated residents and have even been recorded committing acts of vandalism on home security cameras.
One resident, who did not wish to be identified, told NBC 5 that the two men have been living in the neighborhood since 2013.
“It’s only recently it’s become clear that their mental state is perhaps deteriorating or they’re on drugs, they’ve become more aggressive and more brazen in approaching people in the neighborhood,” said the unidentified resident.
After several recent incidents, Vickery Place residents are ready for a change.
“I know I was scared the first several nights to sleep there. Something needs to happen. I mean, we shouldn’t have to feel unsafe living in our homes,” said local resident Adean, who only provided her first name to NBC 5.
“Upon moving in, there was a gentleman who seemed a little disheveled, who basically yelled at me, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ and I kind of just ignored him,” stated Adean. “Shortly after that, one of the neighbors came over and told me to be careful, that he’s been causing a lot of issues in the neighborhoods for several years.”
The man allegedly later banged on her front door with what looked like a baseball bat and destroyed part of her porch in the middle of the night.
Adean discovered even more damage to her property the day after that incident.
“I came home from work that day, and [he] had cut all my wires to my landscape lights in my front yard, stole several lights, smashed my side gate,” Adean said about the damage.
After taking to social media, specifically the Next Door app, other residents began to share their own experiences and similar incidents.
Residents shared that they believed the alleged attacks were becoming more aggressive, involving vandalism, break-ins, and assaults.
“I know our neighbors are very vigilant at calling the cops of these incidents,” said Adean. “So this obviously, I think is on their radar; I think they know there’s some issue going on in our neighborhood. I just wish we could come up with a solution.”
Residents are concerned about what will happen if there is no preventative action.
According to the Homeowners Association for Vickery Place, residents hold an annual safety meeting. For this year’s meeting, they plan to focus on the recent incidents. The Dallas Police Department stated it intends to have a representative in attendance and that it is actively investigating the matter.
Still, it is unclear if any arrests have been made.
Residents of Vickery Place continue to remain cautious and vigilant.
Like other parts of Dallas, significant increases in various categories of crime are being noted. Niche rated Lower Greenville as an overall A+ neighborhood, but it received a C+ for crime and safety.
For violent crimes, which are calculated annually per 100,000 residents, Niche reported that Lower Greenville’s robbery rate is nearly four times higher than the national average. Its rates for burglary and theft were also above the national average.
As reported in The Dallas Express, Lower Greenville, like Deep Ellum before it, is a neighborhood where increasing lawlessness is allegedly taking hold.
For more on the crime in Dallas, see The Dallas Express’ running Crime Boss series.
Simple Fix… Catch those two guys in the act of Trespassing- and making threats on your property.. and shoot their Azz… NO ONE has to Live in Fear of bodily harm in this country.
If on video why no arrests?
Because the city of Dallas is run by Democrats.and arresting criminals goes against the the Democrat agenda. Just look at LA, NYC, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Seattle, Portland, etc.
That’s a good question, and why haven’t any of the neighbors filed criminal charges against these two
Get rid of the Demorat DA for starters.
YES, SIR HE IS A PURE COWARD WELL SAID Jeff
Once again my comment is “awaiting for approval” for some unknown reason. Maybe it’s because I criticized the writers of Dallas Express for not knowing how to properly use the words “alleged” and “allegedly”.
If it’s being run by lefties, like the newly reopened Yahoo.com comments section is…..yeah, they will censor and “vet” every word you try to post. The truth really does hurt (them).
So you think by defunding the police the crimes and other problems will go away? What kind of thinking is that? Maybe you would be more comfortable with Nazi style brown shirts or gestapo walking the streets.
She votes Democrat. There’s your answer.
Dallas law enforcement needs to be de-thugged. The majority of the criminals are in the police department the rest of you are walking the streets believing you’re above others. I bet “it” nor you will call anyone a racial slur out in public away from other demons. I dare you shput racial slurs out in public without guns. Lol!!
Those of you crying “democrats are bad”… you’re psychopaths. You truly believe ignorant Republicans are “good”. LMAO…that’s cute. Regardless of the political parties, there are good people out there, then there’s you people that were brought up in the hills with no upbringing whatsoever.
Clearly you are a tad off level.
The current DA has set the tone that nothing will be done about really anything! Criminals are victims and law abiding citizens are the problem. Watching this beautiful city become unsafe like sanctuary cities is heartbreaking. Was followed and harassed by a homeless man on Friday near Knox and Cole. Ran into Trader Joe’s and they knew him, but can’t do much. We need a new DA to change the messaging in City Hall and the Dallas Police. Vote in NOVEMBER our CITY deserves better than this!!
Please don’t reproduce.
Oh lookie… it’s boooby the raycist dogface!! NO ONE wants to defund the police. Just need the racist ones like you off the force!!
Oh, don’t let “boooby” as you call him rile you up. He and his band of buttheads are just clowns looking for an audience! Better off having a conversation with a bucket of rocks!
Defunding the police is what has led to MORE CRIME. How stupid would you have to be to not know that? Also, hiring leftist morons to run roughshod over the big cities has all but destroyed every major city in America, including Dallas. So…if Dallas is crooked, as you claim….then it’s your stuckonstupid leftist masters running and ruining it that are to blame.
Well Said Lee
I hope he meant to SPELL CONS! No this is not a reason to defund the police, but I will say it’s time for the POLICE GET OVER THERE AND STOP THIS
Unstable adults need to be evaluated to determine competency in caring for self. A call to APS may result in proper care and placement to manage behaviors. If this negligent criminal behavior that’s one thing but if incapacitated mentally is suspected then there are avenues to remove their right to make decisions for self including living independently in their home.
Open carry/conceal carry!! Problem solved!
I believe Dallas is still a part of the United States and the people have a constitutional right to protect themselves and their property don’t they?
I could be wrong!!! Then again, maybe I’m right!
Slap a no trespassing order on these guys.
How did this comment get approved? Totally racist in its verbiage.
Sounds to me that people need to personally protect their property against trespassers and those that threaten their lives. Don’t worry – no one will care.
Investigating? The residents have the thugs on video if I understand correctly. Texas is a stand your ground state, just saying.
The glass in the photo appears computer enhanced.And why do you allow racist comments See User Bobby below. Really disgusting.
Dallas P. D. is short about 400 officers. Only City Council can solve that problem.
So much vitriol in these comments. How about this… the slow police response to these incidents has nothing to do with whether folks in the comments are Democrat or Republican. Let’s stop being so stupidly reactive and reductive in our thinking and look at the real possible causes- corruption in the police department, lack of training and focus on these matters, our current state of unrest caused by inflation and civil strife.
Instead of lowering yourself to racist stereotyping, do something constructive to help solve the problems. Vote, become active in the community, volunteer.
WOW and the cops do nothing , you try to break my door and yea going to get a lead anal treatment .357 style WTH !!