I often visit a friend who lives in the E building at 311 Eastern Street at Bella Vista. I can't tell you how many times I have gone in and out both the front and rear building and have seen drug transactions going on. I myself have been asked if I was looking for something , when I stood there and watched a transaction going on. I have times ,dates, pictures of license plates to name a few proofs. The same cars Ihave seen at the E building I have seen immediately following transaction there go to other buildings and the same routine is repeated over and over again. The security people are worthless, they even interact with these people like they are old friends.
I grew up in Hamden and can happily admit a lot of family members were on the force, right up to a couple of Chiefs and also well decorated fire Chiefs. My Uncle Stanley Lungreen and many others served on the New Haven force for many years and they always told me. See it report it. NHPD needs to set up a resident officer or officers in these buildings. Tese were once nice safe senior complexes but since they let in younger people in need, it has become a hot bed for drug trafficking.and people trafficking.I have seen woman,I use that loosely because they look like they are 12, dragged out of buildings kicking and fighting and thrown into cars with older men. I saw one girl return badly beaten. I stepped in to offer my assistance, called the police and nothing was done. I am not afraid to get involved with civic issues. I was a NARC as a high schooler. I live out of state, but if I can see this, the other residence do and are probably afraid to speak up. My friend is moving because it has become to dangerous to live there. There are people who our obviously carrying a concealed weapon, many lying right out on a passenger seat while a drug deal is being carried out. I had someone try to grab something out of my car, but met with the fate of a dog bite, because they didn't see my military trained service dog lying in the back seat of my car. I told the guy to call the police to report it, I stood there with my dog at my side for over an hour and no police officers came to the scene. I assume it was never reported because he would have had to explain why he got bit and what he was doing. My dog is a sniffer dog, trained by the Air Force he goes crazy every time we go to visit my friend. He is capable of tracking drugs, gunpowder, incendiary devices etc. He single handedly saved 16 people from a building laced with explosives. He he can find these issues just when we are visiting, what would the very capable New Haven Police be able to do, if they set up an operation to rid this place of these dangerous criminals, that would probably lead to bigger fish and be a step towards turning Bella Vista back into the place it used to be... a beautiful place for seniors to live out their lives in safety. I see the NHPD has a satellite office there. Maybe it should start being manned again. These drug dealers are so comfortable i the area, that when an ambulance, fire truck and even police cars come in to help someone, it doesn't stop them from transacting drug deals. If I can see this with an untrained eye, why don't the officers called to the scenes report it or do something about it. If someone from the police force makes a comment on this posting I will be happy to get in touch with you. I will keep looking. Bella Vista is a hot bed for drug trafficking,prostitution and people trafficking. Let's clean it up, before some innocent person gets killed or even worse a child because they are allowed there now.