Bolingbrook police are evaluating a gap in fence line that one Bolingbrook father says is a "a gateway for persons involved in criminal activity."
Christopher Montrose, a single father of four, launched an online petition to close an opening in a fence line between his neighborhood and the subdivision of townhomes on Fernwood Drive.
Montrose has garnered 170 supporters so far on his online petition. He's looking for 200 total.
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Bolingbrook police officials said they are evaluating the situation before any action can be taken. Montrose said police officials spoke to him about the break in fence line following the posting of Monday's story.
Montrose said it was unclear who owned the fence. He lives on a dead end street with six homes on it. A break in the fence between those homes and the townhomes next to them "is known by the Bolingbrook Police to be the source of the criminal activity that plagues our neighborhood."
Photos of the fence line are to the right.
Montrose started the petition after someone took a cement statue from his yard and threw it through his children's bedroom window. Photos of the broken window and the cement statue are also to the right.
The petition will be sent to the village of Bolingbrook.
The following is the petition letter:
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Village of Bolingbrook.
Remove a foot traffic opening in a fence line.
The opening in this fence line is a gateway for persons involved in criminal activity. Multiple residential, vehicle break ins, as well as ongoing property damage. This opening is also access for people to engage in drug sales as well. We as residents of this block and others against drugs and violence are in need of help to get this issue resolved. Our homes, our property, and our children are falling victims to the ongoing crime that this opening allows.