Nothing to see in Heritage Park, move along

Seems Heritage Park still has some trouble;

Complaint calls about Heritage Park have ranged from illegal use of alcohol to fights, and even public urination. It’s a situation that has property owners in the area fed up.

We spoke with Dwaine Thill who owns two houses across the street from Heritage Park, and he says the indecent and illegal behavior at Heritage Park is only getting worse. He feels the close proximity to the Bishop Dudley House is leading to an increase of people at the park. Thill says he’s concerned not only for his property, but keeping his tenants as well.

Photos taken from a neighbor in the area show people drinking alcohol and even urinating on her property.

“It’s the scrud of the city, coming over here and they have a place to congregate, drink, shoot up, and whatever else they want to do out there,” Property Owner Dwaine Thill said.

But not according to the SFPD. Just ignore the number of calls, the neighbors, the violations and that we have a homeless shelter close by;

In June and July, police responded to 141 calls at the park.  Even though the crimes at the park are minor, Clemens says police are keeping an eye on the area to prevent any dangerous situations. While some people are calling Heritage Park the new Van Eps Park, Clemens says this isn’t the case.

I think Mr. Thill has the best suggestion to fixing the problem;

Even so, Thill wants the city to do something about it.

“If the mayor wants to have them up in his area, more power to him. I’d like to have him live beside them awhile,” Thill said.

The streets in that neighborhood are so nice, the homeless would be scared to walk on them.



5 comments ↓

#1 My Mistake Mike on 08.04.15 at 4:44 pm

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4 hrs •
Five to 10 people seen fighting at Drake Springs.

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5 hrs •
Intoxicated man seen stumbling in Heritage Park.

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Police called for people fornicating in Drake Springs picnic shelter.

#2 l3wis on 08.04.15 at 4:57 pm

I wonder how many ‘people’ were fornicating? Maybe the officers can release the audio . . . of that’s right, they don’t release that kind of stuff, they just make us pay for it to cover their own asses.

#3 The Daily Spin on 08.04.15 at 8:40 pm

Heritage should be on the trolley route. Haight Ashbury in San Fran was a tourist favorite in the late 60’s. Tourists enjoy watching ludeness, drug deals, and mange. The trolley would have to have bars on the windows and be followed by the police MRAP but the city could charge $10 a head for the tour.

#4 enough of Shape Places and MMM legacy on 08.04.15 at 9:40 pm

wait til the wall of fences is put up to keep them from crossing the rail road lines to the west, the rabbits will keep populating and they’ll be down south to Harrisburg in several years thanks to shuttle buses provided by Walmart. We all will be herded into the big RBM/Huether apt complexes away from downtown so the lofty people with lofty ideals won’t have to deal with the middle income people all they way down to the EBT and non EBT holders who can ‘t get one, who need one, oh well, MMM will be the Gov and he’ll tell Sioux Falls to pay for it all, while he sucks up the savings that Dugaard created. Won’t that be fun to watch and try and eat popcorn without throwing up.

#5 The Daily Spin on 08.04.15 at 10:31 pm

Instead of the old evening loop through downtown; drive around the park to watch the urination, fornication, and drug deals.

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