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Neighbors get court order to clean up nuisance property

A group of Indian Trails neighbors have joined forces with Spokane police to clean up a problem home in their neighborhood. Police said they have received 40 calls for service to the house at 3215 W. Rosewood Ave. since Oct. 2013. Drug activity, assaults, stolen property and leaking sewage at the property have all been reported to police or the Spokane Fire Department. “It was definitely a quality of life issue for that neighborhood,” said police spokeswoman Teresa Fuller. The neighbors were able to obtain an order to abate the property in Superior Court. The order allows police to do clean-up work and put a lien on the property to recover the costs. Fuller said Neighborhood Conditions Officer Doug Strosahl had been working with the property owner, William M. Christensen, to address ongoing issues. She said criminal activity at the property tapered off briefly, but then went back to where it was, prompting the department to take further action.
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