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Saturday, May 18, 2013

We're surrounded by crooks

People all over town are talking about the little Red Headed creep and her gang. No matter where you go, this is the topic of conversation and the interesting part is that so many people have seen her/them. But no one does anything. She's like a ghost. Her name is Bamby by the way, and the police are quite familiar with her.

Apparently she and her gang were living at the Metrorail Station, this alone should have thrown up a red flag, the police knew about it but nothing was done. When finally the police surrounded the Metrorail Station, the gang fled and took up "residence" in the center Coconut Grove neighborhoods. It pushed them inside the Grove.

They are drug heads according to those who know, they steal things and resell them to fences, which are part of the problem.

There is this other guy who lives behind one of the hair salons, they let him live there. The guy goes out on his bicycle in the day, burgles stores, lots of times it's CVS and he goes around on his bicycle and sells the stuff to people, mostly to the employees at stores in the Grove. They think nothing of paying $5 for a $200 item, they don't ask questions and the guy goes on his merry way.

Crooks -- all of them, the ones stealing and the ones buying the stolen stuff.

The other day a friend drove by in her car, she beeped, I walked over to say hi, when I left the cop behind her gave her a ticket for that. Today I was stopped by  friend as I came out of the gym, he also paused in the street and we talked a bit. Luckily a cop wasn't behind him or he would have been ticketed.

Is this what the police resources are being used for? We're a little village for god's sake, we are going to stop and say hello to each other in the street.

We need a photo of the Little Red Headed Creep and fast so that people can know exactly what she looks like before she gets wize and dyes here hair to another color, like blue or something. She was seen at Flanagans, at a gallery, at a shoe store, at so many places. If there was actually a photo circulating, people would know it the second they saw her and not as an after thought.

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ticketed for talking but they allow thieves among us? really commander gentry? really?

May 18, 2013 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentry is actually very good, unfortunately the culture of policing in Miami has become one of thuggery and private enterprise which makes the force ineffective and corrupt. Who is Gentry going to work with when most of them with a some exceptions are overpaid buffoons. Time to weed out majority of the police force and replace them only with officers with at least a real college degree from an accredited university and not from one of those phony officer training "universities". A police officer cannot be trusted with carrying deadly force when he /she has not developed any intellectual understanding of the self, otherwise they will abuse power which leads to more crime in our society.

May 18, 2013 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you know why i left the grove and never looked back

May 18, 2013 1:27 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

Oh? Where is this magic wonderful place you live now that is crime free?

May 18, 2013 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who stop their cars on the street for a casual conversation with an acquaintance who is walking nearby are inconsiderate. Little village are not, the road is for driving on. If you can't pull over and be out of the way in case someone comes up behind you, don't stop to chit chat.

May 18, 2013 2:33 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

The light was red and we literally said hello and goodbye. 15 seconds at most.

May 18, 2013 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you wanna see how the Police and legal system are extorting money from people go to Dade County Court House and see for yourself what they are all together doing to the people, it is like a cattle farm and the only way to get out in one piece is if you pay.

May 18, 2013 3:12 PM  
Anonymous heatherfromthegrove said...

Tom, thanks for the info/update. I am spreading the word to all my neighbors. Wish there was a photo, so we could print some flyers and circulate them. With all this cell phone mania, one would think that someone would raise their phone and snap a pic.

May 18, 2013 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

This should be brought up at the Coconut Grove Crimewatch meeting, if it hasn't already.
Next meeting is June 12th, St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 2750 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

May 18, 2013 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

author said

This is why everybody i know in the grove has moved to brikell

May 18, 2013 9:46 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

That's so cool, bet you love it there. Me, I prefer the small village life, but I suspect you do too, or you wouldn't be here reading the Coconut Grove news and putting down the Grove.

May 18, 2013 9:49 PM  
Anonymous swlip said...

No place is crime-free. But plenty of communities have a healthier abundance of civic virtue than the Grove.

Brickell is not one of them.

May 18, 2013 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not putting down the grove i have many awesome memories there and still have friends and property there.just sad to see the grove get worse by the day in many aspects

May 18, 2013 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

Sad to say, Coconut Grove Was a nice place to live, but I was Robbed and Beaten by two Black Kids last year, walking to my House.
The response from the Police (a cop that could hardly speak English) "That's a Bad Area" And he refused to listen.......

The Cop has since Disappeared.



May 18, 2013 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny a Crime Watch meeting is being held at a church, lets go pray for Coconut Grove to rid it of that wigged witch and the gang robbing our community.

May 19, 2013 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, I agree with you that the Grove is a wonderful place and my plans are to stay but I have been a victim of two crimes and I have to tell you the response from both cops and our local government was very poor. I go back to the basics of our elevated taxes in the Grove and just ask for them to do they're job. All I get is people regurgitating statistics which I don't care for or are often made to sound better then they actually are. We find money to build parks which I have no problem with if all the other important aspects of the community like ( eg enough cops) were taking care of. I have a friend I convinced to move into the center Grove and her house was burglarized twice in a two week span. She will definitely be moving out and I don't blame her. I guess what I ask maybe selfish that instead of a cop ticketing someone for stopping on the road to say high. Patrol our neighborhoods that are being ransacked by these crooks.

May 19, 2013 9:27 AM  
Blogger Sledge said...

Well I've live in the Grove for over 8 years, and go out day and night on foot all the time. Never had a problem. Sure, West Grove can be risky, so I don't go past CVS, but it's just the same everywhere in Miami and most cities. The official statistics demonstrate it. Actually Coconut Grove was officially declared the "safest neighborhood in Miami" a couple years ago, if memory serves.

But of course, you will only hear the very few, isolated stories of some incidents, instead of the vast majority of cases where nothing happens.

Just take a walk out here, and see a dozen police cars every day on every street. New York, Chicago, even Brickel here can be just as dangerous or more so.

GET REAL. Check the stats.

CI

May 19, 2013 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently moved to the grove and already am looking to move out i was told it was a fun place to live but i find myself always going to brikell or south beach for exitement.my car has been broken into 3 times in a month.im tired of the headache

May 19, 2013 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be afraid! Be very afraid! Don't walk into the Black neighborhood. Worry about a red-haired girl. Move out of the Grove. Watch out for the back of hair salons. Stay afraid. Stay very afraid......Boo!!! Ha ha, scared you!

May 19, 2013 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a red haired girl on Facebook named Bambi Summer that worked at a tattoo shop. Could it be her?

May 19, 2013 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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May 19, 2013 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After living several years in what seemed to be a "safe" neighborhood: Coconut Grove, I recently got burglarized. I live in North Grove. Albeit, no neighborhood is safe however, given the circumstances there should be more police presence.

May 20, 2013 1:27 PM  
Blogger Brian Breslin said...

This is a big city with a crappy economy, so crime is bound to happen.

Even peaceful Coral Gables is complaining about rising crime rates http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/04/3126662/coral-gables-officials-concerned.html

that dude who lives behind the salon, I've always wondered why they let him live there. any ideas?

May 20, 2013 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bambi sighting at 4:30 pm today(Saturday) on SW 26 Street walking towards SW 27th Avenue. She has dyed her hair blond with long black tips at the end. Today she is wearing white & orange clothing, with matching orange trim on her sneakers.

May 25, 2013 5:26 PM  

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