Update 7/12: On Wednesday, we published an article on a tenant situation in Indian Neck that was causing significant issues for the landlord and the neighborhood.
Countless residents also shared their stories on social media and in emails to BranfordSeven with tenant and landlord issues. We will follow that up in the near future.
Many also asked for an update on the original article.
In housing court, the judge signed off on an eviction. The tenant filed a second injunction on Thursday, attempting to delay the eviction. In his injunction request, he states that he is “requesting a mediator to look at all of the evidence.” The landlords opposed the injunction.
Judge John Cordani agreed with the homeowners, and the eviction took place as scheduled Friday morning. The tenant left before the scheduled 9 AM eviction, but not without words for the marshall and police. At 9 AM it was discovered all the locks had been changed, and while there was concern some AirBNB renters may be inside, the home was empty. An apartment had been built in the basement where he was dwelling, but there did not appear to be significant damage.
A woman was on scene who notified police that the tenants 7 year old daughter, who was staying in another town with her mother and 2 other siblings, was requesting to have her unicorn bike helmet returned from the home. Police were unable to retrieve the helmet as the eviction process had begun and all items removed had to be logged and stored.
Sergeant Corrianne Dionne was on scene, and knew it could take months to retrieve the bike helmet once in storage. She took out her cellphone, went on Amazon, got a shipping address from the woman, and ordered a new unicorn bike helmet for the 7 years old girl.
A purple unicorn helmet will be shipped to the girl tomorrow.