Tuesday, August 27, 2013
An anti-Semitic note was distributed in the Corey Gardens subdivision last week, according to police reports.
The note used offensive language to identify Jewish and black residents and expressed the desire to “get rid of” those residents.
“We run Corey Gardens not some renter trash like you,” it said, in one of the less offensive lines.
The note follows a string of police reports in the subdivision after some residents complained about the pool not being open on Mondays and a lack of financial transparency from the community’s management.
Nancy Carey, a resident, filed the police report about the note. Carey and her husband, Bradford Carey, canvassed the neighborhood distributing the note to inform their neighbors of the incident after they received it last Friday.
“Escalating the situation is not really our intention but maybe if it is escalated it can be solved,” she said.
The Journal Scene spoke with other neighbors who declined to comment as instructed by the Corey Gardens Home Owners Association lawyer, Mark Koontz. The Journal Scene left messages for Koontz, who did not return calls as of Thursday morning.
Police responded to vandalism in the community earlier last week – twice on Aug. 12 and once on Aug. 13.
In the Monday reports, a member of the Corey Gardens Home Owners Association reported the lock of the pool had been tampered with and damaged. Later that day, police also responded to the Carey household, when Bradford Carey said his back door lock had been super glued shut and his car had been keyed. On Aug. 13 police responded to the Carey household again, this time for Nancy Carey, who said that both the front and back door locks of her home had been filled with superglue and her screen door appeared to have been tampered with.
Nancy Carey reported the hate mail to police after they received it on Aug. 16.
While several residents have suspicions as to who wrote the note, all refused to identify the person.
The Journal Scene attempted to contact the Corey Gardens Home Owners Association, with no success.