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I Want To Show An Example Of A High Crime Area

In yesterday’s blog post, I was complaining about someone almost stealing my winter jacket that I had lain on top of a table at a truck stop.  About two weeks ago, I was complaining about a drunk driver losing control of their vehicle on a 25 mph street, and crashing through a chain link fence on the side of the road where I normally park my vehicle.  Before that, I was complaining about thefts and attempted thefts in Dickinson, North Dakota.

I am going to show one YouTube video that I saw last night, that shows how bad crime can get, when people, neighbors, the police, and the courts don’t do anything to crack down on crime.  This video was taken in Tacoma, Washington, it shows an average house, in an average neighborhood, where throughout the day, people who pass by, continually try to steal packages from this house.  Can you imagine this happening in Dickinson?

After you have watched the above video, do you see that blacks, whites, pedestrians, and motorists, all try to steal a package from this house, basically everyone.  If the people in Dickinson don’t crack down on crime, meaning neighbors keeping an eye on each others’ property, police making a serious effort to catch thieves, and prosecutors and courts punishing criminals appropriately, Dickinson will become just like this.


Re-Evaluating What The Police And The Dickinson Mafia Are Doing

I am now re-considering and re-evaluating what the City of Dickinson Police and the Dickinson Mafia are doing.  Rather than continuing to complain, I may have to acknowledge that some of their practices, are necessary in Dickinson, North Dakota.

I have written several blog posts in the past complaining about the City of Dickinson Police always being so eager to follow everyone and pull them over.  I know that they were stopping people in order to check driver’s licenses and vehicles, to see if anyone had warrants, were driving under the influence, had illegal weapons or drugs, stolen property, or anything else illegal.  But I was sick and tired of being surveilled and stalked by the Police, when I wasn’t doing anything illegal.

On Thursday night of this past week, when a vehicle ran up over the curb, across the grass strip, and through a chain link fence where I usually park my vehicle, for the third time in the past six months, I wished that the Police in Dickinson could round up all the White Trash in Dickinson.

It’s not just that a vehicle crashed over the curb and through a chain link fence in this 25 mph zone for the third time in six months, or that another vehicle crashed into my equipment trailer in this spot, or that one of my vehicles got stolen during this time, or that my neighbors’ vehicles have had property stolen from them, it’s that this is happening all throughout Dickinson.

I don’t know if things were ever this bad in Dickinson before, or if this happened following the second oil boom in 1983, but Dickinson now is just full of White Trash and hoodlums.  I think that 50% of this is poor White Trash from out-of-state, and 50% of this is locally born White Trash.  I do think that poor drug addict people from out-of-state have had a negative effect on poor locally born people, making them much worse.

What I hated was the Dickinson Police following, surveilling, and stalking everyone in Dickinson, but I guess they have to.  Apparently, if the Dickinson Police let up for one minute, the White Trash take this opportunity to crash a vehicle, steal a vehicle, or steal property out of a vehicle, garage, or business.

I had written blog posts in the past complaining about the Dickinson Mafia.  For those of you who don’t know, the Dickinson Mafia are a group of business owners, property owners, and leadership in the City, that have tried to control what goes in Dickinson in the past:  Development, ordinances, hiring, firing, wage rates, promotions, marriage, who succeeds, and who fails.

I felt that it was wrong for a group of prominent and successful men to try to determine and control so much, what happens to other people.  Now, at this time in Dickinson, when I see so many people running amock, the White Trash problem, the misbehavior, theft, and drug problems, I wish that the Dickinson Mafia would get Dickinson back under control.

Here is how the Dickinson Mafia used to work:  If someone got arrested in Dickinson for DUI, illegal drugs, assault, domestic violence, burglary, or theft, within a day or two, they would no longer have a job in Dickinson, nor would they be able to get another job.  Their spouse may also lose their job within a day or two.  Not being able to pay rent within a month or two, they would be evicted, and would be unable to find replacement housing.  They would have no place to work or live in Dickinson.  They would have to leave Dickinson.

I wish that the Dickinson Press newspaper would begin again to publish the names of people in Dickinson who are arrested for DUI, illegal drugs, assault, domestic violence, burglary, and theft, and publish this in the Dickinson Press Police Blotter every week.

The owners and the managers of every business in Dickinson would read the Police Blotter every week, to see if anyone working for them had been arrested.  And if they didn’t read it for themselves, one of their friends, relatives, or customers would telephone them and let them know.  Once these people’s names were made public, the Dickinson Mafia, the public, customers, friends, and relatives would be saying to them, “Why do let criminals work for you?  Why are you helping criminals?”

Back when the Dickinson Mafia was more active and involved, they did not tolerate or allow White Trash in Dickinson.  I would like to see the Dickinson Mafia, the City of Dickinson Police, and everyone else begin to force the White Trash, hoodlums, drug dealers, and drug addicts out of Dickinson.

There Are White Trash In Dickinson, North Dakota

I have lived in Dickinson, North Dakota for a little over five years now.  Financially, sometimes I have had a shortfall of money, most of the time I was just keeping up with bills, and only a few times did it appear as though I was going to get a little bit ahead.

For the past three years, I have often felt that all I ever do is just pay bills.  Even though I was tired of doing nothing but paying bills, I came to look forward to being able to pay for everything, as if this was a fun and enjoyable thing to do.

Without fail during the past five years, I would unexpectedly have to spend money for visits to a dentist, visits to a doctor, have a vehicle repaired, or have a high income tax bill due to an $800 Obamacare penalty or something.

One more unexpected thing that got me down, was when one of my vehicles was stolen this past summer in Dickinson.  This was partly due to me moving to a poorer neighborhood in downtown Dickinson.  Although my stolen vehicle was found several weeks later, I was missing $2,000 in tools and property from this vehicle.

In this downtown neighborhood in Dickinson, my neighbors had things stolen out of their vehicles and had attempted break-ins into their vehicles this summer, fall, and winter.  There were stoned and high people in this neighborhood, sitting out on their balconies, passed out in the stairwell, resisting arrest with the police, and crashing into things with their vehicles.

Yesterday evening, when I was working out of town, where I normally park my vehicle when I am home, someone crashed into and took out about 150 feet of chain link fence.  This is the third time that this has happened in this neighborhood in the last six months, plus one vehicle that crashed into my equipment trailer.

The street beside where I live, is a straight residential two-lane road where the speed limit is 25 mph.  I don’t see how people manage to get up over the curb, onto a ten foot wide grass strip, and then take out the chain link fence along the canal.  On Thursday evening, someone did this, the chain link fence got attached to their vehicle bumper when they drove through it, they kept going, towing the fence behind them, turning back onto the street, crossing over the street, and onto people’s front yards on the other side of the street.

I am unhappy and upset about this.  Downtown Dickinson is so chock-full of White Trash, that it is a regular thing to have your vehicle stolen, broken into, or crashed into.  I am already upset that I have to drive to Idaho next week to have melanoma mole removed because they can’t do this in North Dakota.   I am not looking forward to the 12 hour drive one way, plus the cost of everything.  I would have been much more upset if the vehicle that I needed to use to get to Idaho in three days was destroyed last night where it is normally parked.

The point that I want to make is this, there are so many White Trash in Dickinson, that you can expect to have your property stolen, your vehicle stolen, your vehicle broken into, your home broken into, your vehicle crashed into, to where any gains that you make in obtaining a good vehicle, paying for vehicle repairs, buying tools or equipment that you need, or furnishing your home will be wiped out by the drug addicts and White Trash in Dickinson, North Dakota.

Beware Of Businesses In Dickinson That Have A Basement

Beware of businesses in Dickinson that have a basement, and don’t ever be the last customer of the day.

In my previous two blog posts, I explained that now that the Oil Boom is over in Dickinson, instead of returning to a normal middle-class or lower middle-class lifestyle, the people in Dickinson have reverted to a “Street Survivor” or “Prison Life” mentality.

I didn’t know that this was going to happen.  Who knew, how was I supposed to know?  But once I realized that this was the case, everything seemed to make more sense now.  For five years, I have been writing that the local people in Dickinson are hostile, hateful, unfriendly, mean, uncooperative, not helpful, undermining, and that they feel a sense of accomplishment when they can cause someone else to fail.  I didn’t know that during the past five years, that the local people were on their best behavior.

When the people in Dickinson reverted back to their normal pre-Oil Boom behavior, they became the Street Survivor people and the Prison Life people.  This is when I realized, that I really, really could not go out anywhere in Dickinson anymore.  It was just too dangerous.  I stopped going out in Dickinson, just barely, barely before I was killed.

The local people in Dickinson, think all day, and all night about things they are going to do to people.  Below, I have written some Do’s and Don’ts, if you have to go anywhere in Dickinson now:

  1. Before you get into your vehicle, Do look to see that a local person from Dickinson is not hiding in your back seat.
  2. As soon as you get into your vehicle, Do lock your car doors and keep them locked the whole time you are in your vehicle.
  3. Only stop to get fuel in your vehicle at a large, busy, gas station during daylight hours.  Do not get out of your vehicle if there is any suspicious person or vehicle close by.
  4. Do not wear expensive jewelry, watches, or carry expensive designer hand bags.  Single women should purchase an inexpensive fake wedding ring, and pretend to be married.
  5. Do carry a cell phone with you at all times so that you can telephone the Police in an emergency.  Do give the Police dispatcher a description of the vehicle and the people who are trying to abduct you.
  6. Do carry a bundle of $1 bills, so that when money is demanded from you, you can throw the bundle of bills, and then try to run the opposite direction to get away.
  7. Do park in a parking lot, and spend one minute scanning the parking lot before you get out of your vehicle, to make sure that no one is waiting in their vehicle, for you to get out.
  8. Do wait for another shopper who looks trustworthy, to go into the parking lot with them.  Don’t try to go into a parking lot by yourself.
  9. Do yell “Fire, Fire, Fire!” when someone is attacking you, if you yell “Help!” or “Rape!”, no one will come, or the wrong people will come.
  10. Do Not, I repeat Do Not, walk within 100 feet of trees or bushes.

When shopping or conducting business in Dickinson, beware of businesses that have a basement.  When you do have to approach a business with a basement, here are some things to remember:

  1. Telephone a trusted friend or relative, and explain to them that you are in Dickinson, North Dakota, and that you are about to enter a business, give them the name of the business, and ask them to call back and check on you in 1/2 hour.
  2. If at all possible, just step inside the door to the business, do not walk in very far.  Do not let anyone maneuver to get between you and the door, if they even try, leave.
  3. If you have to go into an insurance office to pay a bill or ask a question, you should say, “Hello, my name is Jennifer.  I don’t have any money on me, and my husband is expecting me to be home in thirty minutes, so I just wanted to stop in and ask if you offer renter’s insurance policies?”
  4. Do Not, I repeat Do Not, accept an invitation to go down into the basement.  If you go down into the basement, there is not even a 1% chance that you will ever be seen alive again.
  5. Do Not, I repeat Do Not, be the last customer of the day.  You might think that you are going to pay a bill, or just look at some greeting cards, but the business owner would probably like to bludgeon you, drag you down the stairs into the basement, take all of your cash, your credit cards, your jewelry, your shoes, and later once it gets late at night, go to your house or your apartment and use your keys to get in, and steal the remainder of your valuables.

Stopping Theft And Crime In Dickinson, North Dakota

Today when I arrived home at my low rent apartment, I found that someone had parked in my parking space.  I was angry about it, because I had to trim tree branches and clear out some debris in order to make this parking space at the far back corner of the parking lot that abuts neighbors’ backyards.

I didn’t know if somebody was fucking with me, because this has been my spot for months, this spot is away from all of the other parking spaces, everyone has picked their own spot, and there hasn’t been a parking dispute here for at least four months.  I wanted to find out who did this, was this a new tenant, was this a visitor, was this unintentional, or was this intentional.

I was angry enough to yank this car out of this space with my truck, but I quickly realized that this would lead to retaliation against my truck.  I knocked on a neighbor’s door who I thought might have parked this car there, but luckily they were not home.

I was going to leave a note on this car’s windshield saying that I had to clear out this space by trimming tree branches and moving debris, I had been parking here, and asking if they were a new resident, to call me.  The way that this car was parked, it looked like it might not even be running.  It was a very beat up car.  It was parked back up against the side of the garage.  The driver’s door was so close to the side of the garage, that I didn’t see how the driver could have even got out of the car if they had backed it in, they might have pushed it back.

I walked over to the car, to look at it, and I was very surprised and startled when someone got out of it.  They were startled too, because apparently they were trying to hide.  The person who got out of this car, he immediately started saying some lame, nonsense excuse about what he was doing.  I asked him right away, if he had just moved in to these apartments, or if he was visiting someone.  I could tell from his erratic nervous behavior that it was neither.  He said that he lived in this area.  Nothing that he was saying explained what he was doing here on this property, at the far back corner of the parking lot, backed in beside the end of the garage, like he was hiding.

This person said to me, hey, if you want your space that bad, I will leave.  I got his vehicle license plate number and I walked away.  To me, this is what it looks like when someone is getting ready to, or is in the process of going through other people’s vehicles in a parking lot in order to steal things.

I telephoned the Dickinson Police non-emergency number to explain what was going on, but the dispatcher at first was dismissing what I was saying, thinking that I was calling about someone taking my parking space.  I tried to explain, “No, there is so much theft going on in Dickinson right now, and in the area that I live in, I think that this person is here to steal things, they don’t live here, they aren’t visiting anyone here, their story does not make any sense, and they don’t belong here.”

I gave the Dickinson Police dispatcher the vehicle license plate number, and I asked if they could send an officer over so that I could tell them what was going on.  While I was waiting for the Police, I talked to some of my neighbors about what was going on, and they knew a little about this vehicle and the vehicle owner.  He and his vehicle had been spotted at a suspected drug house in the area.  We speculated that what he was doing here, involved either stealing or drugs.

When the Police Officer arrived within about ten minutes of me calling the non-emergency number, the Police Officer said that he knew, and the Police knew, who this person was, and that this was someone that the Police needed to be called about if he showed up at the apartment property again.

I gave the Police Officer the license plate number and a complete description of the vehicle, and some additional information about the vehicle that I got from the neighbors.  I let the Police officer know that some of my neighbors had had items stolen from their vehicles in the recent past.

I know and my neighbors know, that if we find items missing from our vehicles later today or tomorrow, who it was that probably got into our vehicles.  The Police now know, that this guy was caught recently in this neighborhood, parked behind a garage on private property, where he had no reason to be.

The reason that I am acting like this, is because me and my neighbors have had things stolen out of our vehicles recently, and there has been illegal drug activity at the apartments where we live in the recent past.  If we don’t do something about the people who show up here and don’t belong here, the crime will just keep happening here.

Terrible Amount Of Property Theft In Dickinson, North Dakota

All of the older, long-time local residents in Dickinson, North Dakota have told me that there used to be very little theft in Dickinson.  And if there was a theft, the Police or the Sheriff’s Department would not let up no matter how long it took to find the perpetrator.

Everyone in Dickinson used to leave their house doors unlocked, their garage doors open, their car doors unlocked, and their car keys in the ignition.  They had better not do that now.

Dickinson now has the worst amount of property theft, of anywhere I have ever lived.  And I am sick of it.  This is terrible, Dickinson only has about 20,000 residents now.  Please, go read the Dickinson Press Newspaper “Police Blotter”.

Here are the reasons why, I think, that Dickinson has so many property thefts now, and there is one common factor:

  1. There are young people in Dickinson, ages 13 to 35, who have begun using marijuana, meth, heroine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone, who are stealing property and money in order to buy drugs.  (Yes, I included marijuana, because how else is a 13 year old going to get money to buy marijuana.)  The perpetrator’s mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, whoever they live with, are aware that this person in their home is going out at night, and returning with money and property, or they always have money and no job, and the relatives are saying nothing.
  2. Local people and out-of-state people who have lost their jobs, or don’t want to work, have begun stealing property and money, and these perpetrator’s mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, whoever they live with, are aware that this person in their home is going out at night, and returning with money and property, or they always have money and no job, and the relatives are saying nothing.
  3. There are local people who are buying, storing, housing, or transporting this stolen property, and the perpetrators’ neighbors, mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, whoever they live with, are aware that this person has a tremendous amount of property, or they always have money and no job, and the neighbors and the relatives are saying nothing.

I honestly and truly believe that there are so many property thefts in Dickinson now, not because there are more criminals, but because neighbors, family, and relatives are allowing it, by not stopping or turning in these criminals.

Please, do not think that these thieves’ mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors are innocent bystanders, blameless, guiltless, innocent, and long suffering. They are not innocent, they are the reason why there are so many property thefts in Dickinson now!

If you read the Dickinson Press Police Blotter, the last eight of them, you will see again and again that there are property thefts and crime on Mike Street, Meadows Drive, and 8th Street SW.  What the fuck is wrong with you people on these streets?  Particularly the 1200 block of Mike Street, and the 700 block of 8th Street SW.  The Police should just stay on Mike Street and 8th Street SW.

What I mean by “What the fuck is wrong with you people on these streets?” is, you obviously have a criminal in your neighborhood, there are so many and so frequent property thefts, this thief is taking all of this property back to where they live in your neighborhood, their neighbors, family, and relatives aren’t saying anything, and you other residents on these streets just allow this to continue.

Here is what you can do, and what we started to do in my neighborhood here in Dickinson.  When I saw my neighbors outside their house, I would go and talk to them, sometimes I ended up talking to them for twenty minutes.  I would tell them to be careful to shut their garage, lock their car doors, and don’t leave anything in their car, because some of my neighbors had things stolen.

Some of the neighbors would say that they found someone in their garage recently, and I would pass this along.  Some of my neighbors and I, we all saw the same person that we did not know, who did not live here, hanging around the parking lot with a back pack on.  Several neighbors had things stolen out of their car like a tool bag or a phone charger.  Several of my neighbors have said, “Look, if we all start watching out for each other’s stuff, maybe we can catch or stop these people.”

We asked the Police to please get the athletic shoes down from the overhead utility lines that were advertisement for drug dealers in the neighborhood, and we turned in the drug dealers in the neighborhood.

The old people, middle-aged people, young people, Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, local people, and out-of-state people all wanted the crime to stop in our neighborhood, and mostly all it took was people to start talking to each other.

Outlaw Lowell Kern, Stark County’s Most Notorious And Wanted Fugitive

Outlaw Lowell Kern is Stark County’s most notorious and wanted fugitive.  Currently at large, spotted here and there, and then there, Lowell moves at will from one hide out to the next, taking what property and women he wants along with him, no matter who they belong to.

Some say that women are the cause of all of this, others say he was born this way.  Whether in Belfield, South Heart, Dickinson, Killdeer, Taylor, or Richardton, wherever Lowell is, soon there is stolen property, stolen vehicles, and pregnant women.  Ex-wives think that he has eleven children, but the real number is closer to twenty.

Lowell’s modus operandi is to first locate a secluded area to work out of, where his activities can’t be seen or will go unnoticed.  This could be a farm, a trailer on some land, or a house with a bunch of junk already in the yard.  Then, Lowell begins stealing property, equipment, and trucks that he can use, sell, or part out.  He brings the stolen items back to a secluded location, and he hides them out of sight.  Within a few days, he will deliberately stay away from where the stolen items are hidden, in case someone is watching him, the location, or the stolen items.  Lowell does not want to be connected to the stolen items.

Because Lowell is in the habit of constantly moving himself to a new location every few days, he is difficult for law enforcement to find.  In time, the locations that Lowell was at are found, but Lowell hasn’t been there for days or weeks.

Depending on their mood and state of mind, some girlfriends, ex-girlfriends and ex-wives don’t mind Lowell visiting, and they keep his whereabouts and activities a secret.  Other times they are so mad at him that they tell on him.

Lowell’s freedom right now is dependent on which woman, girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, or ex-wife is mad enough at him to send him back to prison.