City leaders deciding on making a 7/11 store a public nuisance

City leaders deciding on making a 7/11 store a public nuisance


CHRISTINE: SHOOTINGS,
STABBINGS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND
THEFTS. THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE
CRIMES AT A LOCAL 7-ELEVEN
STORE. SHELLY: ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER
JUSTIN MATTHEWS JOINS US LIVE TO
SHOW US WHAT THE CITY IS
DEMANDING TO MAKE ONE OF YOU
CONVENIENCE STORES SAFER. JUSTIN? JUSTIN: ALBUQUERQUE CITY
COUNCILORS MET TONIGHT TO MAKE A
7-ELEVEN ON KATHRYN AND SA
MATEO A NUISANCE, OR PROBLEM
PROPERTY. IT WOULD FORCE THE OWNERS TO
CLEAN THINGS UP.>>THERE IS CONSTANTLY POLICE
AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT THE
7-ELEVEN.>>THERE ARE USUALLY ALWAYS COPS
OVER THERE, SITUATIONS WITH
PEOPLE, DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. JUSTIN: NEIGHBORS AND NEARB
BUSINESSES SAY THEY’RE FED UP
WITH THE CRIME PLAGUING THE
7-ELEVEN ON KATHRYN AVENUE AND
SAN MATEO BOULEVARD. BETWEEN JANUAR 1 AND APRIL OF
THIS YEAR, THE APD HAS BEEN
CALLED HERE ALMOST 300 TIMES. HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN. APD SAYS THAT 16-MONTH PERIOD
HAS HAD ALMOST 50 THEFTS, ABOUT
A DOZEN ASSAULTS, TWO STABBINGS,
AND ONE SHOOTING. FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED THERE
70 TIMES AND THE CITY’S 311
CENTER RECEIVED ALMOST 700
COMPLAINTS FROM NEIGHBOR
REPORTING INCIDENTS WITHIN A
BLOCK FROM THE STORE CITY COUNCILOR PAT DAVIS IS
SPONSORING A RESOLUTION THAT
WOULD MAKE THE STORE A PUBLIC
NUISANCE. IT WOULD FORCE THE OWNER TO MA
CHANGES TO ITS BUSINESS
PRACTICES TO DECREASE CRIME. ONE THING ON THE TABLE, PUTTING
AN END TO ALCOHOL SALES.>>EVEN WHEN I G OVER, I SEE
PEOPLE THAT ARE ALREADY DRUNK
BUYING MORE BEER, AND ALL OF
THAT AND WHY ARE YOU CONTINUING
TO SELL TO THEM WHEN THEY ARE
ALREADY DRUNK? JUSTIN: THE CITY SAYS IT HAS
BEEN TRYING TO GET AHOLD OF
7-ELEVEN’S LAWYERS FOR THREE
WEEKS, BUT JUST HEARD BACK FROM
THEM THIS MORNING. CITY COUNSELORS SAY A LAWYER
AGREED TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE
STORE TO REDUCE CRIM
I REACHED OUT TO A DISTRICT
MANAGER OF 7-ELEVEN FOR COMMENT,
BUT I DID NOT HEAR BACK. LIVE IN DOWNTOWN, JUSTIN
MATTHEWS, KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. SHELLY: CITY COUNCILORS WILL
VOTE ON MAKING THAT 7-ELEVEN
NEAR THE

6 thoughts on “City leaders deciding on making a 7/11 store a public nuisance

  1. The city should pay for armed security.
    That will work.

    If what that little girl is saying is true. It's illegal to sell alcohol to a person intoxicated. They already have a case.

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