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Homeowner installed security camera in response to problems in Port Chester neighborhood.

Living in a very busy section of Port Chester on North Main Street, Sean A. McNerney has seen a lot of different problems in his neighborhood.

In response, he put up a fence and installed a security camera to watch the front of his house. On Sunday, he ended up with a new problem and a big surprise when he checked the video footage from his camera.

He and his wife woke up Sunday to find a man passed out in their back yard. As a result, Port Chester police arrested the man for criminal trespassing, noting that the man was highly intoxicated.

As the police went on their way, McNerney checked the video from the video camera and discovered that the man had been passed out in front of his home for hours and that he had been apparently robbed by several men who over the course of the night saw him on the ground.

"I was seriously just shocked when I watched it," said McNerney, who writes about his experiences as a resident of North Main Street in a blog for Port Chester Patch.  "I mean, that guy was searched by random strangers no less than five times while he lay there."

Port Chester police said the man arrested for trespassing did not complain to police about being robbed. Police said that the man was still highly intoxicated when he was taken to police headquarters.

John B July 10, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Mr. Didden: Thank you for responding to my post of Mon. 7/9/!2, I do appreciate it.In my comment I stated that I knew you could fine an owner so much that he declares bankruptcy or abandons the building. For example,If I remember correctly,the fines for the property on N Main,Adee,& King Sts.was about $100,000. which would likely lead to the owner walking away. The owner has fixed the violations,business are open and taxes are being paid. Did this owner ever pay a fine and if so,how much? Or is there a place where I can look this up? Thank you
George Datino July 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Bart, I think the theme needs to start to shift a lot more towards deterrence than just recouping the cost of catching a person who is breaking the law and stealing services from the honest taxpayers of the community. The problem has risen way past the point of an I'm sorry and I won't do it again (all the way to the bank with all the money they've pocketed away over the years) will suffice. People don't build illegal apartments not knowing exactly what they are doing. Yes, maybe having too many people living in a legal apartment might not be as clear, but unless the penalties hurt, it simply is a "Cat and Mouse" game. I know you have mentioned an amnesty period in the past. Maybe the village needs to offer an amnesty period prior to the penalties becoming much harsher, even at risk of losing their property. Tell everyone, listen, starting such and such a date, things are going to get a lot worse for you if you get caught. Come clean now and things won't be as bad or else, the village and school district will pick you clean of all that you have stolen from them both and the honest taxpayers.
j.c. September 03, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Things used to be fine in this town til the illegal issue here got out of control....this town is gone!
George Datino September 03, 2012 at 01:41 PM
You are 100% right j.c.. As soon as criminal, low-life, scum sucking, parasitic landlords were allowed to build ILLEGAL apartments and ILLEGALLY overcrowd the rest while corrupt politicians and administrators ILLEGALLY looked the other way, things got out of control. Yep, this ILLEGAL issue certainly turned things for the worse.
Edward Andrews November 26, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Don't you think It's time to take this off the front page?

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