Former Allied Universal Security guard Joseph Golden arrested, out on bail By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Community Last Saturday, according to a report on NBC2, a resident of the Sandoval neighborhood in Cape Coral says that an HOA security guard attacked her as she tried to dirve through the entry gate. The woman says the gate guard ordered her to get out of her car, and, when she refused, he punched her in the face. Continue ReadingHOA security guard assaults resident of FL gated community
Disturbing reports of violence crime in private communities By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities There’s no guarantee that a neighborhood with a homeowners’ association will be either safe or friendly. That point is clearly illustrated by events reported at a Natrona County, Wyoming, housing subdivision. Last November, according to reports and court records, HOA board President Wade Curtis Miller got drunk and went on a rampage against Brandt Loepp, a tenant renting a home on Continue ReadingHOA President gets probation for breaking into home of neighborhood resident
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Here’s another shocking report of violence in an association-governed community. A domestic dispute over HOA issues escalated when a woman fired four shots at her husband. It happened in a Boynton Beach community. Aspen Leaf Drive is an upper middle class neighborhood, with homes valued around $400,000. According to the Palm Beach Post, Lisa Barreca was involved in a domestic dispute with husband, Eric, at the time of Continue ReadingFL condo owner shoots husband while arguing about HOA violations
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today’s post features two upscale private communities in Texas. Champion Lakes Estates HOA President, Darryl King, tells ABC13 that he and his neighbors are “shook up” following daytime assault and robbery in the gated community, not to mention frightening news of the torture and murder of two residents in a nearby gated community, Northgate Forest. Despite efforts of gated communities to insulate themselves from the outside world, they certainly see Continue ReadingHow safe and secure are HOA gated communities?