The owners of thirteen properties in Binghamton are being warned to take steps to control criminal activity or be prepared to meet the city in court.

Mayor Richard David says "lockdown" letters are being sent to those who own buildings deemed to be a "public nuisance."

David says city officials have been reviewing troublesome properties over the past month.

Property owners targeted under Binghamton's so-called Lockdown Law are being advised to submit a corrective action plan to the mayor's office.

If things don't improve at the nuisance buildings, the city may go to court to seek a "temporary closing" of the properties pending a trial. If the city prevails, a judge could order a building locked down for up to a year.

Binghamton's Property and Building Nuisance Reform Law sets a point system to determine whether a public nuisance exists at a property.  A building can be deemed to be a nuisance if it accumulates more than twelve points in six months or eighteen points over a year.

Properties Receiving Lockdown Letters Include:

 

159 Main Street: 12 Points: Assault

30 Edwards Street: 16 Points: General Disturbance, Assault.
Police responded 10 times in 6 months.

17 Holland Street: 28 Points: Assault, Noise, Loitering, General Disturbance, Disorderly Premises. Police responded 30 times and Code Enforcement Responded 3 times in 12 months.

19 Baxter Street: 32 Points: Assaults, General Disturbance, Noise, Disorderly Premises.
Police responded 20 times in 12 months.

129 Susquehanna Street: 32 Points: Assault, Drugs, Disorderly Premises, Loitering, Noise, Dog. Police responded 20 times in 12 months.

41 Fayette Street:38 Points: Assault/Firearm, Drugs, Open Container, Noise, Disorderly Premises, General Disturbance. Police responded 40 times in 12 months.

89 Glenwood Avenue: 40 Points: Attempted Rape, Assault/Rape, General Disturbance, Disorderly Premises, Noise. Police responded 50 times in 12 months.

260 Washington Street: 46 Points: Assault, Drugs, Disorderly Premises, General Disturbance, Noise. Police responded 50 times and Code Enforcement Responded 6 times in 12 months.

30 Mather Street: 46 Points: Murder, Assault, Drugs, Disorderly Premises, Noise

41 Prospect Avenue:50 Points: Attempted Rape, Assault, Drugs, Disorderly Premises, Noise. Police responded 30 times in 12 months.

319 Main Street: 52 Points: Assaults, Loitering, Noise.
Police responded 20 times and Code Enforcement Responded 3 times in 12 months.

259 Front Street: 66 Points: Assault, Disorderly Premises, Loitering, Noise, General Disturbances, Housing Code Violation. Police responded 60 times in 12 months.

6 Florence Street: 68 Points: Assaults, Drugs, General Disturbances, Disorderly Premises, Dog, Noise. Police responded 30 times in 12 months.