Last Monday, Albany Patch blogger "J.B." posted a blog with a clear and direct headline: What Is Going On with 1111 & 1244 Cornell and Why We Should Be Concerned. J.B. reported that 1111 Cornell is in poor condition and appears to house a transient population. He wrote that people are frequently "hauling junk" between 1111 Cornell and 1244 Cornell. "What exactly is going on in our little community," J.B. asked.
Both J.B. and commenters on the post wanted to know what Albany police knew about the situation on Cornell Avenue. On Friday, Albany Patch posed that question to Karina Tindol, the community engagement specialist for APD.
Here is her response:
"The police department is aware of neighborhood concerns in the 1100 block of Cornell Ave. and has been coordinating efforts among various City departments and residents to address the situation. Our strategy includes, but is not limited to, addressing any known municipal/building code violations, criminal violations, and facilitating/improving communication between the neighbors and the property owner. Persons who observe suspicious persons or activity are encouraged to notify the police."