Sachin Permaul just wants to keep his 7 year old daughter safe.
“Everybody wants what’s best for their kid. Just knowing that is very scary.”
The Schenectady resident moved here from New York City. The goal was to get away from crime, instead they found more of it.
Vacant homes have been bringing in suspicious activity, he says. On Friday a body was found in one on Moyston Street.
Police have now ID’d the body, but are still waiting to notify next of kin. Many neighbors believe it was a squatter. Someone who broke into the empty home and was living there.
“I’m not surprised because it’s happening every day, every minute, every hour.”
Omawatti lives on street over. She says the neighborhood used to be nice. But in the past few years, vacant homes have been left untouched and seemingly forgotten. Drawing in all kinds of late night activity.
“In, out, in, out and a lot of things going on.”
“It’s too much, it’s too much.”
She’s calling on police and the city to do a better job keeping an eye on things before more dead bodies are found inside the structures.
“They need to do something. These police and these people need to do more.”
“They need to put locks and really board it up because it is easy to enter.”
“It is actually making more inclined to want to move out of the area.”
The official cause of the death is still under investigation. Police say that house specifically has had numerous issues.