Chris McCall is rounding up some help for a neighborhood problem – and that broken glass is one of the symptoms:
We are starting a block watch because of vandalism and theft that has resulted from teens hanging out on the Hanford St. Stairs one block north of Madison Middle School.
Teens meet there to buy or sell pot, smoke pot, and drink liquor (that is probably stolen from parents, such as the smashed bottle of dragon fruit-infused SKY vodka currently there).
Some neighbors are scared to use the stairs at any time, and little children have to be careful of broken glass.
If you would like to help make these stairs safer and cleaner, please join us for a block watch meeting.
When: Tuesday, March 11th at 7 pm
Where: At the top of the stairs – 4516 SW Hanford St. (map)
Who: Mark Solomon from the Seattle Police Department will meet with us to discuss issues and how to solve them.
After Chris sent the announcement, we asked about a photo – and received the top photo showing broken glass, with the explanation, “Over the weekend, a mother and her young kids cleaned much of the litter as an act of kindness. I also put a broom on the stairs for people to use to clear broken glass.”
Later this afternoon – before we published this – Chris had a new photo to share, and an epilogue:
Walking home from school just now, I see that somebody broke the broom that I put out.