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Neighbors worry about stranger visiting abandoned homes on their street

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DETROIT (WJBK) - Fielding Street is just off McNichols on the city's west side. The citizens here are close, friendly and fond of one another, and when someone is bothered by something on this block, everybody responds.

One particular house is haunting them where two little girls were once murdered. That was several years ago, but now someone is setting a level of fear and uncertainty over this community - a resident that no one recognizes.

Neighbors tell FOX 2's Andrea Isom he walks in and out of homes that he sees are abandoned and takes things from them.

"He takes it upon himself to probably go in to house to house to check to see what he can get, maybe to sell, or sometimes I think he stays there in that house at night sometimes, too," says Clay Miles.

"We have children on the block and they can't be safe with strangers coming in and out," says Dell Ervin.

"When he's finished with this and his goods run out here, where will he go next?" Thelma Mitchell wants to know.

And will he go from just helping himself to doing people harm?

"I asked him to stop coming in our block," says Mitchell.

That's bold, but they won't back down. 

"He could be selling drugs; he could be doing anything; he could be housing anything there," says Ervin.

"My Detroit police officers - I see you are cracking down, I see you are doing much better job in the past year and just keep up the good work and try to patrol the neighborhoods a lot more if you possibly can, because we need ya'll," says Miles.

They know it!  And they answered the call.

The cops came and climbed in to the house to check things out and addressing the concerns of the citizens.

Teamwork is what will help right what is wrong in the city and these good people say they have a plan if, or when, the guy comes back on their block.

"Confronting him and holding him for the police," says Mitchell. "I'm not afraid to keep my neighborhood up."

If you have a concern that affects you and your neighbors that may not rise to the level of calling 911, the Detroit police need to know about it so they can help.

You can call 313-596-2499 to make the report.
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