Some Residents Of Near Northwest Side Apartment Complex Say They No Longer Feel Safe


UPDATED: Thursday January 10, 2013 5:54 PM

Some residents said that they were fed up with crime at their apartment complex.

Residents of the Runaway Bay complex, located between Dublin Road and McKinley Avenue, said that lights and locks are broken.

"I really loved the area. It was never a concern to my...safety...until my car was broken into and I had a package stolen from in front of my door," one female resident said.

Some said that apartment managers know about the problems because they had distributed fliers warning that any resident who damages doors will be charged $500.

Residents agreed to speak with 10TV News as long as their faces were hidden and voices distorted because their lease prohibits  "injuring the company's reputation by making bad faith allegations to others.”

“I wake up and wonder whether my car is going to be broken into,” one man said. “I get concerned just going outside sometimes, because I don’t know who or what’s going to be out there.”

A Columbus police report showed at least seven reported burglaries and thefts during the first week of January.

Some residents said that they planned to move.

“Fix the lights, fix the doors, fix the gates,” a woman said.

The apartment manager declined to comment to 10TV News.

John McKee, an attorney for the complex, said that the company would check all of the lights on Thursday evening and replace broken bulbs on Friday.

The attorney said that the complex has private security drive by through the night.

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