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So I moved back to Medford...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by speeddemon94, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    We are in the process of buying a house, and it was easier to do from here. Not to mention I can see it from the apartment above my mother's garage that we are staying in while working toward closing.

    When we signed the contract, I put no trespass signs up at all of the gates, in an attempt to keep the neighborhood kids out of the yard and from falling out of the huge treehouse. 2 nights ago, my brother called and said I had to get down to the house because their were kids back there. I walked down, and he had the police on the phone, so we went ahead and had the little bubblegums cited for trespass and entered them into the system.

    Now I'm thinking security for the purpose of preventing retaliation. I know they have "gang" ties, lol, as much as there could be a bad *** gang in Medford, but I figure its just a matter of time before their buddies show up and try to harm the house.

    I am not a huge fan of the Medford PD, but the officer was a good guy (K-9), and handled it quick and painless.
     
  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I would not lol to much on the gang population in Medford. Just saying
     
  3. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I'd just post signs. This Property Protected by 2A Threat Elimination, LLC. Your Punk, Our Trunk.

    Brutus Out :cool:
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    This is line of sight and fairly close?
    Go to Home Depot and get a wireless motion sensor or two. They're like $18. You can plug in whatever you like in the receivers (the sensors take batteries).. lights, stereo, whatever.. to let them and or just you know that something's going down. They work great.
     
  5. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you'll want to deal with this asap and avoid any future interaction with anyone with such ties--no matter how tenuous or imagined.
    You probably understand why, but PM if it's not clear. I'm west of you in the hills.
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Also, it'd probably be a good idea to have some good insurance on the property in case it burns to the ground and or that attractive nuisance of a tree house results in an injury or death of an inquisitive child.
     
  7. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I get that they really want to be real gang bangers, but after you've been shot at by dumbasses in the desert who want to kill you, these little punks don't worry me much. And I was born and raised in this valley, I'm not about to be intimidated out of it.

    I do intend to hook up some sort of motion detection system, it has the motion lights but the bulbs are out...I'll replace those. As far as insurance goes, it's all insured, so if there is any retaliation, we have kids cited and covered. The treehouse was the reason I marked everything so well with the no trespassing signs, if a kid is dumb enough to walk right past the sign and fall out of a treehouse with no access ladder, then I guess that's their deal...I guess that's probably heartless, but too bad.
     
  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    even bumbazzes get lucky once in a while.
     
  9. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    Is the tree house a big deal to you? If not, why don't you tear it down and that part of the problem is done. Also, do you know your new neighbors very well? Meet them and talk about setting up a neighborhood watch program and then the police have to be more involved.
     
  10. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    I wouldn't tear down the treehouse, or the tree. People need to stay off your property. I know it's the law, and I'm not being sarcastic; was there some landmark case that meant that even if some little moron kid snuck onto your property without your consent, you could be held liable for any injuries they suffered?

    This damn law is the only reason I haven't invested in punji sticks and landmines in my yard.:laugh:
     
  11. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    You have different responsibilities and expectations depending if they're invited or trespassing. I don't have time to go into detail at the moment but will check on this later in the day.
     
  12. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    Thanks drew. That makes sense. Obviously if you invite people to use the treehouse or trampoline and they snap their necks, then I'm on the hook. But if some moron kids hop up there while I'm away, I don't see how that's my problem.

    If those kids who were trespassed on Speeddemons property, still trespass and hurt themselves somehow, has he insulated himself from that?
     
  13. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    You should get signs that say, "Protected by the Zimmerman Act"
     
  14. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    This does a decent job of explaining an overview. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trespasser#Duties_to_trespassers

    You have to do more for people lawfully on the property.
    http://www.lpm-triallaw.com/CM/FSDP/PracticeCenter/Personal-Injury/Premises-Liability.asp?focus=faq

    The treehouse is an attractive nuisance but fences should address that issue. Booby traps can make you civilly and criminally liable. Stick with razor wire and warning signs. ;)

    Most of this is common law and shouldn't differ greatly state to state. I'm not a lawyer though.
     
  15. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Oh no you din't! I restrained myself yesterday from any Zimmerman jokes.

    Brutus Out. :cool:
     
  16. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    LOL! My brother and I discussed sitting up in a recliner in the treehouse in the dark and waiting for a kid to come up and then asking if they had any skittles, while letting a slide fly home.

    But seriously, the yard is fenced, it is clearly marked "no trespassing" and I will be shortly locking all of the gates. The problem is, these aren't high fences and the city will not allow barbed wire. Once the sale is completely final, I'll be applying for a permit to build a 6 or 8 foot block wall down the side of the house, not just for security, but to block noise as well. Just have to get there first.

    I am pretty sure, since the house is not occupied at the moment, by taking the access to the treehouse away, as well as posting no trespassing signs, there is no way my father or I could be held liable if one of the little dirtbags fell and broke their neck. They'd have a real tough time of it anyhow.
     
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  17. joe bratch

    joe bratch PNW New Member

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    Get a dog, walk him every night. It pushes the bad peeps father away.
     
  18. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Maybe add some dirtbag free zone signs. It works so well for guns. :rolleyes:
     
  19. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    That is on the agenda...

    Yeah, I know, signs were made to be ignored...As far as what someone said about knowing my neighbors, My brother lives across the street, and my mom lives next door to him. It's been our corner since 1979, and I intend to keep it that way.
     
  20. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Sounds like a lot of problems and rules..... I'd rethink my purchase. Maybe head for the country?
    Just my .02.