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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Home invasion on Oak Street overnight

As you woke up this morning, you probably saw the news all over tv. A home invasion, robbery and sexual assault took place in Coconut Grove last night (early this morning) on Oak Avenue at Brooker Street.

It's really getting out of hand here, maybe we should all should just pack up and move to West Kendall.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did and it was the best thing i ever did.parks are beautiful and safe here. crime is low. taxes are low.i love west kendall

November 13, 2013 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Sledge to tell us there's no crime problem in the Grove?

November 13, 2013 11:49 AM  
Anonymous LuLu said...

I'm not going to lie, I am getting concerned. I rent but I love the Grove and I don't want to move away but the Gentleman who was shot a few weeks ago (Margaret Street Shooting incident) is actually related to a close friend of mine. He is married to her Aunt, so the man is her Uncle through marriage. I also heard there was another armed robbery on Franklin a few nights before the Margaret Street shooting. What is going on? I wrote to the Officer who handles the Grove (Manny) because my husbands car was broken into the night after the Margaret Street shooting. His reply was ok, but it seems like no extra patrols or anything is being done. I go for daily walks in the Grove, I have never felt unsafe but its hard to not worry when you read this stuff. :/

November 13, 2013 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Epic Beardman said...

I was robbed in the Grove about 3 years ago. I went to the Crimewatch meeting and explained what had happened.

The NRO Commander responded "That's a bad area" and swiftly moved on to another topic....

November 13, 2013 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Papafrita,

Its only going to get worse before it gets wondering whats taking so long for new officers to patrol are streets?

November 13, 2013 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 cop cars sitting at Peacock Park again early Monday morning predawn. I see this a lot. Maybe they're meeting and discussing, maybe they're getting together to make a raid. I really think that they're waiting to get off shift. Anybody know?

November 13, 2013 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm oak and broker isn't exactly near center grove

November 13, 2013 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walk or drive down Royal Ave any day or night, and find a police car sitting idle.

November 13, 2013 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is always one at Milam's too !

November 13, 2013 2:49 PM  
Anonymous LuLu said...

The idle cop cars don't bother me, I feel they're at least a deterrent, most of them have front and rear cameras recording so anyone committing a crime will be videotaped. I just don't get it, why all this surge in crazy crimes? I can see how someone alone at night could be mugged, hell that can happen anywhere especially if they are alone. But this incident involved a couple on their porch and roommates inside, just like the Margaret Street Incident involved an entire family. What happened to safety in numbers?

November 13, 2013 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've lived in the center Grove for twenty years. Crime, kids and dog parks that are highly toxic with nothing being done, development of luxury condos and steak houses to serve them, outrageous housing prices!! I'm out of here. I just bought a beautiful townhouse in downtown Lake Worth for an incredible price.Check it out folks!

November 13, 2013 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

Why has no description of the Robbers been issued?

November 13, 2013 4:09 PM  
Blogger Sledge said...

The Grove was voted the safest neighborhood in Miami just a few years ago.

Of course there are sporadic crimes like this, stolen bikes, and what not. But that happens eventually just about everywhere, and much more in certain cities.

I think you tend to blow these isolated incidents way out of proportion. True, there are less cops per-capita than in many cities, but if you were to make a study as to the safest neighborhoods in Miami, the Grove would still be up there. Of course, I would not venture to the W,Grove at 3am on foot on a friday night, and of course, once every blue moon a house will be vandalized. My brother almost got shot - a bullet weeezing right next to his ear-- and the maid was raped years back in Kendal.. Same thing happened to my parents about 15 years ago in a good, upscale Perrine neighborhood

November 13, 2013 4:17 PM  
Blogger Sledge said...

And BTW, alot of the cops I see everywhere everyday, sort of hide near stop signs, with their radios and cold AC for hours, just trying to get tickets, doing nothing. Or you see a couple enjoying a horse ride.. instead of using fast bikes and patroling the streets, or on foot.

And then, since they get bored, a slight fender-bender will attract 20 cops cars in 5 minutes, 17 of those are not needed and do absolutely nothing except shoot the breeze and joke around. I'm sure you've seen this many times too.

November 13, 2013 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually just sold my house in North Grove and a week before closing all of the appliances were stolen out of the house. Talk about a total nightmare. Thankfully the buyers didnt walk but it is sad to see such a wonderful area start to lose the fight against crime.

November 13, 2013 5:58 PM  

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