Eviction and Assault in Area; One ArrestReported by Eyewitness June Freaking Cleaver
I'm June Freaking Cleaver, and I witnessed the assault this morning. From my deck, across the street from the complex, I could see everything clearly. I applaud the police's professionalism in today's events. As housing is in short supply, and rents are so high, I'm awfully concerned that this crime spree will continue.
Here's my report:
Early Saturday morning, area police were called to a local neighborhood for assistance. A squatter was being served eviction papers at a local multi-family housing complex, and violence ensued.
The alleged assault suspect, Vinnie Martin, was taken into custody. Martin, age unknown, took flight, and was apprehended a short time later.
Assault charges were filed against Martin. He is currently being detained in the Avian jail.
|Vinnie Martin mugshot, courtesy Avian jail|
The assault victim, Maria Martin (no relation to the suspect), suffered minor injuries in the attack. Ms. Martin refused medical attention, and returned to her penthouse. When asked about the attack, Ms. Martin said, "I was never so scared in my life! What's become of the neighborhood, when I can't feel safe in my own home!" (Listen to her complete statement here).
|Maria Martin, assault victim|
Calm has since been restored to the neighborhood, though Neighborhood Watch captain, Charles Chickadee, reminds residents to be on the lookout for Timothy Squirrel and Eddy Cat, two known fugitives from justice.
Watch for further updates to this story.