Neighbors say Allentown is out of control

Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 18:27:57-04

Neighbors living in Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood tell 7 Eyewitness News the partying, public urination and car break-ins are out of control.

Renee Bandelian owns a hair salon on Allen. She says daily people are heckling others for money, homeless are sleeping on her porch, she's constantly picking up trash and people are disrespecting the street.

"People's clothing and underwear is being found in our backyards, people are hiding bags in my bushes. This is not a once-a-month thing this is everyday," she said.

Even bar owners say it's not just at night. The problems are also during the day. Marc Frisicaro who owns Frizzy's says he witnesses problems during the day.

"I live in Allentown and I go for a cup of coffee  at Tim Hortons at 7 in the morning and I get accosted by three to four people asking for money," he said.

Buffalo Police say they have stepped up patrols in Allentown, and have special details there.