Police Department in responding to a situation at the property, ended up using the City
contractor to secure the building for a cost of $547. The police report was submitted
Moermond: it looks like a disorderly complaint was called in pretty early in the morning
at 4:27 am. Do you have that report Mr. Crowley?
Crowley: I don’t have it.
Mai Vang: we sent it via US mail
Crowley: I guess I never got that then. I have checks that haven’t come. I called the
post office last winter and the reply was “we just can’t get people to work”. It has
slightly improved, but I still get other people’s mail, I’m sure other people get mine.
Moermond: well, let me summarize, and we can mail another one to you. December 13
at 4:27 St. Paul Police Department received a call and a former tenant had returned
and was in apt 1. Officers found 4 adults and 2 juveniles. They found a dangerous
situation, including juveniles locked in a room with no furniture. So a bunch of people
in a no trespassing unit, with small children. They also found copper wire that was piled
in there. A tenant who said he was doing work for the landlord. Tenant confirmed the
no trespassing was from the Ramsey County sheriff’s office and was for Unit 1. This
officer describes burn marks under the space heaters, ceiling partially removed,
dismantled stove, filthy. Girlfriend and her 2 children were there, appeared to be under
influence of meth. Because of the trespass order the police could vacate. Culkay
called Frank, and officer spoke with you, who confirmed he was evicted for
nonpayment of rent. They vacated and photographed the scene. It was noted there was
no food except for a gallon of milk and old coleslaw. I don’t know if they involved social
services. I’m getting out of this that there was disorderly conduct in a unit you said
people couldn’t be in but you may have changed your mind?
Crowley: he was going to do repairs he said. It is so bad inside. They wrote on the
walls with crayons, the guy owed me about $20,000 in rent. He wouldn’t even hold rent.
He was a criminal. I originally rented because I thought I was doing a good deed. He
had just got out of a halfway house, had a baby out of the way. Everyone deserves a
second chance. I didn’t check his criminal record, which was stupid. It is a mile long. I
found a letter from Xcel Energy and he owes about $3,000. He put his girlfriend’s name
and some $2,000 owed to Menards. They were actually criminals, no question about it.
They destroyed the place. He was a professional liar. It took 2 clips to secure with the
stars so you can’t get in. must have cost about $2 a piece for four screws into the
hardwood in the doors. I thought how much can they charge for a boarding and that is
all they did? I got beat up bad enough without getting any rent.
Moermond: well there is a $250 emergency call out fee, and then $60 for each door,
and then $50 for labor. A vast majority is someone coming out on an emergency
Crowley: I thought the police put the clips on there. Anyone could do that.
Moermond: they aren’t contractors.
Crowley: I guess it sounds like a good way to make money.
Moermond: it is an emergency call out fee. Like asking a plumber to come out in the
middle of the night. Regular business hours are a different matter. Given the
seriousness of the activity and that police needed to close it down, and fast, and you
had not done that already. I can only imagine how scary it was for the neighbors. Why