The new $12,000,000, 42, 269 square foot Police Third Patrol Division building has a room available for community functions. The building houses the 3rd Patrol Division, the Homeland Security Division and Traffic Unit. The building is located behind the Super Wal-Mart on Tidewater Drive on Asbury Avenue in Norfolk’s Central Business Park.
According to WVEC News, Acting Chief Sharon L. Chamberlin said,
This building is a testament to the very vocal and passionate citizens who rallied for many years to have a precinct in the area. Our appreciation to those citizens is recognized with a dedicated room in the building for various community and civic league meetings
The building officially opened Thursday, June 30, 2011 with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m.
Citing continued crime at the KaBoom park, the City and the Denby Park Civic League are making moves to close the park and relocate it to a safer portion of Monticello village.
The park was built in August 2008 by over 400 volunteers and with a grant from the Chrysler Foundation. It is located at 352 San Antonio Blvd.
As a reminder, page 28 of the 2003 Greater Wards Corner Comprehensive Plan:
[T]he high-density walkup apartments constructed in the Texas Streets section of Denby Park are, for the most part, not desirable housing. They have been built too close together, without appropriate provision of open space, and without amenities. The maze-like character of the resulting development, its proximity to highly-travelled Little Creek Road and to Interstate – 64 make it unfortunately suitable for drug dealing and for serving as a base for other criminal activity. The Norfolk police report that the situation in these buildings is getting worse. They recommend major change: the acquisition and demolition of these buildings, before the situation has even more adverse impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods. The many respectable people who are living in these buildings are being victimized by the current situation.
The now cleared site at 1227 W. Little Creek Road where the troubled Alexis Apartment once stood will be recommended to City Council at their Tuesday, June 28th meeting to advertise for a public hearing to rezone from R-14 (High Density Multiple-Family) district to C-2 (Corridor Commercial). The proposed use for the site will be additional parking for the Titustown Recreation Center.
Originally reported on June 16, 2011 as Homicide at Cromwell House, the killer of Louis A. Daniel, Jr. has not been caught and police ask that anyone with information on the death call (757) 664-7023.
Nonetheless police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide and charged him with burglary. The alleged criminal is Eugene Williams Jr. of the 1400 block of Long-dale Drive. He is currently being held without bond in the Norfolk City Jail.
Norfolk, VA – Residents of an apartment complex want better security after one of the residents was killed.
Residents say they heard gun shots Tuesday night. Police found 77-year-old Louis Daniel Jr. dead on Wednesday in his home on Cromwell Parkway. His neighbors hope his death was not in vain.
“I heard the gun shot, and it didn’t sound that close,” said Joanne Knight who lives above the apartment where Daniel died.
He would sit in his window and read in the sunlight. Tuesday night, darkness visited Daniel – a robber in the night with a gun.
“We all are praying. We are on shells walking because we have to watch our backs. We have to do that. We shouldn’t have to that Mr. Andy. We need help,” said Knight.
Cromwell House Apartment residents are scared, and they want better security.
“They are breaking into cars, breaking down doors when they are not home,” said Knight.
They want trees cut that are around lights, and they want surveillance cameras.
“If you look at the light, how bright will it be behind the trees,” said Laura Davis who is also a neighbor.
Apartment complex management told WAVY.com there is security at the complex, but two residents talked over each other to say security is nearly non-existent. Management has arranged for police to visit on July 28 to give residents tips on staying safe which is more than a month away.
“We need a meeting tomorrow, tonight,” said Knight.
In memory of Daniel, residents will have a candle light vigil, but more importantly they called up because they want better security. Apartment management did not return our phone calls for a response, and told us Wednesday they do have security, but as you have read, residents say it’s not nearly enough security.