HOA news updates — security cameras and sinkholes

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities June 2019 — Former HOA private security guard sentenced to 30 years for murder in shooting incident. Crews stabilize an landslide and work on temporary fix for massive sinkhole threatening a condo building. Homeowners and civil rights groups speak out against License Plate Reader cameras monitoring HOA gates. Former HOA private security guard sentenced to 30 years in prison on murder charges (VA) Two years ago, a former Citywide Continue ReadingHOA news updates — security cameras and sinkholes

Questions abound over Citywide Protection Services shooting at Riverwalk HOA (VA)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities What happened in Riverwalk Community Association in Chesapeake, Virginia on Thursday, January 26, 2017, is shocking. A 60-year old Asian-American, Jiansheng Chen, was shot to death while sitting in his vehicle in his own neighborhood, while playing Pokemon Go. The alleged shooter, a private security guard employed by Citywide Protection Services. Riverwalk Community Association has gone on the record stating that the HOA contracts with Citywide to provide unarmed Continue ReadingQuestions abound over Citywide Protection Services shooting at Riverwalk HOA (VA)

How could a brutal double murder happen in a high-security, luxury, Boston condo?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities UPDATED 7:50 PM EDT According to numerous reports, a tragic double murder occurred in an unnamed luxury Boston condominium this weekend. Two well-respected doctors, Richard Field and Lina Bolanos, were found deceased in their penthouse condo. The couple had been tied up, their throats slit allegedly by Bampumim Teixeira of Chelsea, a 30-year old recently released from prison on felony charges. The question on the minds of condo owners: “how Continue ReadingHow could a brutal double murder happen in a high-security, luxury, Boston condo?

River Walk HOA fires Citywide Protection after 2nd degree murder charges filed

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The latest news reported by WTKR 3 News: following Jonathan Cromwell’s arrest on 2nd degree murder charges involved in the shooting death of Jiansheng Chen, River Walk Community Association has canceled its contract with Citywide Protection Services. According to the report, several homeowners say that Citywide security guards have always been armed and aggressive. Most homeowners were not even aware that the Community had contracted with a security company. Continue ReadingRiver Walk HOA fires Citywide Protection after 2nd degree murder charges filed