Resident threatens homicide in leasing office

SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. – A man attacked two leasing office agents, used his apartment key to try to stab one of them in the neck and then destroyed the front office, the South Daytona Police Department said. Terrence Dixon, 22, walked into the leasing office at Marcel Gardens Apartments shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, sat […]

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Two apartment managers shot evicting a resident

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Watch Video A man evicted from his north Portland apartment complex shot two property management workers, according to police. Officers responded to Cascadian Terrace Apartments on the 5700 block of North Kerby Avenue at 12:36 p.m. Monday. They arrived to find two people suffering from gunshot wounds. The 45-year-old man and […]

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Serial Rapist on Loose in Austin Preying on Apartment Communities

AUSTIN—After a string of assaults in North Austin, police are worried a serial predator may escalate his attacks. Five of the six attacks happened in Northwest Austin, specifically near Highway 183, Balcones Woods, and Jollyville and Duval Roads. Police have increased patrols and reached out to apartment property managers with safety advice. Investigators describe the […]

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Shooting Victim Wins Premise Liability Case Against Atlanta Apartment Community

This post was originally found on Last week our Atlanta, Georgia premises liability lawyers settled a negligent security lawsuit against an Atlanta apartment complex.  We represented a man who was the victim of a random shooting while visiting his sister at the apartments.  While he was there, a fight broke out in the parking […]

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Is Apartment Security Really Necessary?

This article originally appeared on and was written by Chris McGoey, CAM, CPP, CSP.   Rental housing owners have asked me many times, “Why should I invest money for security on my property? It’s very expensive and besides, I’m a taxpayer, the police are supposed to provide this protection for me.” The truth is […]

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