Why would the owners of an old, run down, uninhabitable property in Warwick RI allow it to continue to rot away when they own a huge farm in Maryland?
Went on Google Earth to see where the owners of the run down lot on Toll Gate road are located in Maryland and it looks like they possibly own a big farm there. According to the Google Earth (pin) after punching in the address of: 3601 WOODBINE RD RT 94 WOODBINE, MD 21797-7904
It looks so nice! Lot's of land for trailers and animals to run around on...
Why should Warwick taxpayers have to look at run down, blighted, uninhabitable properties along with individuals living on them that according to local laws... shouldn't be? Why do certain people get away with things and others don't? What's the connection?
There are currently 36 registered level II & III sex offenders living in Warwick.
Top 10 cities/towns with the most registered Level II & III sex offenders:
1. Providence: 258
2. Cranston: 170
3. Woonsocket: 96
4. Pawtucket: 87
5. West Warwick: 44
6. Warwick: 36
7. East Providence: 27
8. Central Falls: 25
9. Coventry: 15
10. North providence: 14
Level II & III sex offenders have a "moderate" and "high" risk of re-offending. It's extremely important for the surrounding community for which these offenders live in to know who they are, what they look like, and where they live.
1.13.2 Level II- Risk Level II is a sexual offender whose risk assessment indicates a moderate risk of re-offense.
1.13.3 Level III – Risk Level III is a sexual offender whose risk assessment indicates a high risk of re-offense.
Had a very nice conversation a short time ago with the RISPCA and one of the Warwick police Captains.
Warwick Watch would like to make it extremely clear that the RISPCA would never have left that property today without the dogs if they had concluded the pit bulls were in any way being abused or neglected..they appear to not be. RISPCA said the dogs were approachable, friendly and also easily socialized with each other.
The owner of the dogs- Clifford Dennis- is allowed to have up to 6 adult pit bulls because he took out another permit to do, so that goes beyond the city ordinance of a max of 3.
The additional 2 puppies do not count towards the 6 max amt. because they are puppies. Once the puppies reach an age of 6 months old, then they would be counted as an adult dog and fall under the max ownership number of 6.
As far as the RISPCA statement of "sufficient evidence provided that these dogs are being raised for hunting , therefore exempt from the provision of RIGL 4-13-42." That sufficient evidence was basically a verbal disclosure and other documentation from 2011 used as the basis to justify the hunting use from when the 15 pit bulls were previously seized from Clifford Dennis.
The major issue Warwick Watch has is with the state law RIGL 4-13-42 being far to lax when it comes to the exemption language. Specifically: (4) To licensed hunters, field trial participants or any person raising or training a gun dog or hunting dog, provided that the licensed hunter or field trial hunt test participant is actively engaged in hunting, training or field trial hunt testing or is transporting the dog to or from an event."
Clifford Dennis stated today when the RISPCA/Warwick Animal Control investigated, that he is using 2 out of the 6 pit bulls for breeding purposes, and that he is --giving the other dogs away to southern states that are using them to hunt wild boar.
How does one prove (an investigator) that is in fact the case when the breeder makes the claim that he/she is "giving the dogs away" and there is no CURRENT paperwork/documentation/written exchange, agreement between the breeder and the buyers or recipients of the pit bulls?
Dennis claims the other 4 pit bulls are being trained for hunting purposes. O.K. Where? How often? Who's training them? show us the DOCUMENTATION. The state law needs to be amended to clearly indicate that for any breeder to fall under section (4) of RIGL 4-13-42, they must provide adequate documentation to prove so. Currently, TODAY, that is not the case with this particular situation at 409 Toll Gate Road.
Then comes the overall issue with the uninhabitable house and the TWO TRAILERS that are also on this property. It is a violation of city ordinance to be living in a trailer on an uninhabitable property. Why has this house been allowed to sit like this in such deplorable conditions for so long?
There are other issues regarding the safety of the dogs. Dennis claims he uses one of the trailers that has a heating stove in it to bring the dogs in at night should it be too cold outside, so that the dogs have a warmer shelter. This is a major safety issue. Not only should there not be trailer on the property, dogs are being left inside of one-- what if something goes wrong and the trailer catches on fire?
The property owners- Edward Allen Trustee-- residing in Maryland, have been offered a substantial amount of money several times for the sale of their property-- but they refuse. They just don't want to give it up? WHY??? You live in Maryland and you have this "caretaker" living on your property in trailers, running a highly questionable pit bull breeding business on it, who just so happens to be able to come up with all the explanations and excuses while providing no current, documented evidence when it comes to this breeding operation. WHY? So pit bulls can be bred and given away to hunt boars in some southern state?
SORRY!!! This whole things smells like a big pile of BOAR CRAP!
Warwick Watch will CONTINUE to stay on this situation and work with our legislators this year to get the language changed in the state law to make the proper amendments needed so that situations like the one currently at 409 Toll Gate rd-- completely ceases to exist.
The Warwick Police are well aware of this situation as is the City...stay tuned.
City Code of Ordinances: 601.5.
Commercial vehicles. No commercial vehicles having a gross vehicle weight of more than 9,900 pounds or having three or more axles shall be stored, parked, or garaged in a residence district, and the parking, storage or garaging of vans, trailers, or semitrailers or similar vehicles designed to be propelled by a separate means of locomotion, or vehicles designed to be used for moving said vans, trailers or semitrailers, and all self-propelled machinery designed for commercial use shall be prohibited in residence districts. Customized vans used principally as pleasure or recreational vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
Recreational vehicles and equipment. Major recreational equipment including, but not limited to, camp or travel trailers, tent trailers, boats and boat trailers, may be parked or stored on any portion of a residential lot, subject to the requirements of subsection 601.2, provided, however, that it may be parked anywhere on residential premises for the purposes of loading or unloading for a period of not more than 24 hours. No such equipment shall be used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes when parked or stored on residential premises or in any location not approved for such use. Such equipment shall be stored in a safe manner. No such major recreational equipment shall be so stored for a period in excess of one year unless it is in a condition for safe and effective performance of the function for which it is intended. The building official may grant an extension of such storage period upon a showing by the owner that he has engaged in repairing said equipment with reasonable diligence.
Food & Shelter Does Not Equal LOVE, Affection & A Good Quality of Life for Any Dog Left Outside All Day Long. More photos taken today at 409 Toll Gate Rd- Where Pit Bulls Are being Bred & "Given Away As Hunting Dogs to Southern States."
A closer look at how the City of Warwick allocates budget funding to social/human services programs in our community today, vs. 5 years ago.
Social Services Funding
Social services are government services provided for the benefit of the community, such as education, medical care, and housing; activity aiming to promote the welfare of others.
The City of Warwick, SOCIAL SERVICES departments include:
PARKS & RECREATION
Budget 5 years ago:
ABSENCES AND LEAVES OF ABSENCES
9-1 ABSENCES DUE TO PERSONAL ILLNESS-- Pg 17.
"Salary and fringe benefits" --Pg 34.
As of October , 2016.. 87% of the 897 Warwick teachers were at "Top Step." An up-to-date teacher "Step" breakdown will be coming soon.
One School Day Resulting In Three Toll Gate High School Students Arrested & Charged With Disorderly Conduct
Warwick police reports obtained yesterday indicate that three, Toll Gate High School Students were arrested on 11/30/2017 and charged with disorderly conduct. As they are juveniles, the identity of the three students will not be made public. According to archived police dispatch calls available online, the three students are all females.
In the police reports, the first incident took place at approx. 10:49 am. Officer Castaldi working as the school resource officer at Toll Gate was notified by Vice Principal Timothy Kane that students were involved in an altercation. Two teachers broke up the fight between the two students and one teacher, Mr. Garno was shoved in the process. One student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
The second, girl fight incident at Toll Gate took place on the same day at approx. 12:49 pm. Officer Castaldi again responded to a fight on the third floor of building B. Officer Castaldi and the Vice Principal made their way there. The fight was already broken up by a teacher who had one student at the end of the hallway. The teacher who broke up the fight stated that as she was in the middle of a classroom lesson, and one of the students stood up and started yelling and threatening the other student and then threw a cup of iced coffee across the classroom at the other student. The teacher asked the unruly student to leave the classroom, but she wouldn't, and the teacher ended up being hit and scratched by the two students as she broke up their fight. One student also ended up with scratches on her knuckles from punching a wall.
Both students were arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct.
A recent article claims that Councilman Ladouceur is "seeing red" when it comes to $10,500 worth of new doorstops that are needed within the Warwick school buildings. Really?? Doorstops??
Councilman Ladouceur, why aren't you "seeing red" when it comes to over $600 million in city unfunded pension and healthcare liability bills that aren't getting paid, as well as millions in city department overtime every year? You're turning a blind eye and seeing nothing.
School doorstops aren't causing the financial meltdown in the city of Warwick... continuous, excessive spending and lack of oversight on the City side of the budget is!
When will Councilman Ladouceur, the City Council Finance Chairman, start addressing the massively unfunded City pension and healthcare liabilities as well as the outrageous overtime within City departments????
And Councilman Ladouceur, how about the Warwick Sewer Authority that you approved giving over $50 million to, who still can't get their act together? When Janine comes before you and gives her quarterly lame overview, do you see red?
All the City department mismanagement is what is sending Warwick deeper and deeper into the "red"!
Every year should be the year of the taxpayers! "See red" when you're fighting for the taxpayers!
FIDO is having his first Holiday fundraiser for his WRITE-IN FOR MAYOR OF WARWICK CAMPAIGN!
Please make all donations in the form of dog treats/biscuits.
FIDO plans on redistributing all of the dog treat contributions to all of the other dogs. Unlike other political candidates, it's not all about FIDO.. it's more about what's in the best interests of all the other dogs.
If you'd like to make a dog treat contribution to the WRITE-IN FIDO FOR MAYOR OF WARWICK CAMPAIGN, please email or send a private message to Warwick Watch, and Warwick Watch will personally pick up and deliver the dog treats/biscuits to local animal shelters.
Thank You! 🎄🐶