Squatters Targeting Foreclosed Homes in Charlotte

Once vacant home causing concern in Cotswold

From http://www.wbtv.com By Steve Crump, February 3, 2014

The house at 530 McAlway Drive is on the radar of several city and county agencies.

Water doesn’t work from the outside. The power meter has been gutted, and the home has been stripped down to the point that you can’t even find a functioning mail box.

No one comes to the door, but that doesn’t mean folks aren’t inside.

On Sunday, CMPD officers and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputies were here three different occasions.

According to neighbors who wouldn’t go on camera, investigators had conversations with the people who set up shop inside.

Suzanne Thierry talked to WBTV back in October, and that’s when we found trash that was left behind by squatters.

“I worry about them breaking into a house,” she said. “Code enforcement has gotten involved and hopefully, they’re gonna do something about.”

The debris has since been removed and there was a recycle garbage container.

WBTV also learned that CMPD has been on the property 16 times in the last few weeks.

Code enforcement has assigned an officer to the property.

While residents in this neighborhood wait for some kind of resolution,

CMPD said in a statement released late Monday afternoon, “This matter has required a combined effort by both city and county resources to address. That effort is ongoing as we continue to pursue various efforts to bring the matter to a resolution.  We have been in continued contact with residents in the community and we will continue to communicate with them throughout this process until we are able to reach final resolution of the matter.”

The Charlotte Office of Code Enforcement told WBTV that a hearing regarding the property is scheduled for March 5.

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