Hill apparently agreed with her foster mother Joyce Barton’s assertion to Herkimer police the day of the assault that Kaidan was trespassing by standing on the public sidewalk in front of the Barton’s house, and that her attack constituted self-defense.
Only after further consultation with her public defender and Joyce Barton did Hill reluctantly enter a guilty plea. She was sentenced to a year’s probation.
Order of Protection Extended
Hill had previously been served with an Order of Protection enjoining her from approaching Kaidan. Magistrate Thomas DeCarlo extended the Order of Protection to two years. Hill lives with the Bartons at 333 Pleasant Avenue, across from Kaidan’s home.
We would like to thank the Herkimer Police, notably Sgt Bowman and the officers who responded to the assault on 5/18–they diligently followed through to secure statements and evidence.
As far as we know, this is the first ever arrest of one of the extended family members who comprise the Joyce Barton gang, which long terrorized Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. We hope to see more of the same.
We’d also like to acknowledged the support of the Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office, especially Victim’s Services Coordinator Connie M. Stowell, and the excellent staff of the Little Falls Hospital Emergency Room.
Curtis Cool – Man on the Run?
While in court for Shianne Hill’s last appearance, a familiar name was called: Curtis Cool, a longtime associate of Joyce Barton. He failed to enter an appearance. We assume a bench warrant will issue for Curtis. Readers of this blog may recall Curtis’ hugely popular criminal harassment antics from when he was our neighbor. Happily, his old rental at 328 Pleasant Avenue was sold for a good price last month. We wish the new owners well.
In a June 6th appearance in Herkimer Village Court before Magistrate Robert L. DeCarlo, Shianne Hill pleaded Not Guilty to 3rd Degree Assault. Hill, 18, a recent Herkimer High graduate, was charged in the unprovoked May 18th attack on 63 year-old Herkimer blogger Linda Kaidan, who owns the house across the street from Joyce Bartons’ 333 Pleasant Avenue. Kaidan is a retired IBM and Oracle Corp. software developer.
Kaidan was challenging Joyce Barton’s gang-turf assertion that the public sidewalk in front of 333 Pleasant Avenue is hers. Prior to crossing the street, Kaidan was warned on camera by a Barton family member to stay in her house, or else…
Hill was represented by her public defender and accompanied by her mentor Joyce Barton, of Herkimer’s Barton Gang, which has long dominated Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. Hill lived with the Bartons for many years. Shianne Hill is but one of several former innocents we’ve seen Joyce Barton sadistically destroy under a false flag of concerned nurturing and friendship.
Hill was neatly groomed and soft-spoken. Her public defender noted that Hill has no prior record. The case was continued until June 27 at 1600, when an assistant district attorney will be present.
Shianne Hill’s SSI-Qualifying Disability Not Obvious
Hill’s unspecified disability didn’t appeared to handicap her as she stalked and attacked her elderly neighbor. (Video below) Kaidan sustained a concussion, facial laceration and aggravation of her spinal osteoporosis, per hospital reports. Her hands were at her side when Hill punched her. Kaidan’s glasses were knocked from her face during the attack and stolen.
YouTube Age-Restricts “Violent and Graphic” Videos of Shianne Hill’s Attack
Because of the violent and graphic nature of Shianne Hill’s craven assault, YouTube initially age-restricted videos of the attack, which to date have had about 2,500 views on our popular Herkimer Crime channel. YouTube said in an email to us that though the videos of Hill’s attack don’t violate their community standards, they’re not something they want kids and teens viewing. We disagreed, but YouTube is Google and will have its way.
(Note: 6/13: YouTube has dropped the age-restriction on the main video, but retained it on the shorter one. An appeal is pending.)
Here’s the main video:
Linda Kaidan is still recovering from the assault. We’ll be reporting on Shianne Hill’s case as it progresses.
Sykes and his putative wife Becky replaced Little Mama in 341 Eureka Avenue, with daughter-in-law Carrie Ann Bass living in 334 Pleasant Avenue. They’re till still there. Their houses anchor both ends of the child trafficking lot. As with trafficker Little Mama before them, they rent from Herkimer landlord Jay Smith.
Stanley Sykes Mission in Herkimer’s Premier Child Trafficking Spot
From his activities over the last 18 months, Sykes and his gang have a two-fold mission: emptying our house of us and making a go of their own child exploitation activities. Before his allies told him to shut it, Stanley had bragged about the $10k bonus he’d receive for getting rid of us. Despite four years of harassment and many poison gas attacks, we’re still here. The location of our house astride the child trafficking lot makes it a must-have as the area’s next criminal controlled house. Just see the map below.
The silent torrent of trafficked kids through that parking lot was rerouted when Little Mama moved on. Sykes has tried to monetize the location, even paying a franchise fee for the privilege, or so he’s loudly declared.
Child trafficking’s much safer and can be more profitable for criminals than selling even heroin, which is what Stanley Sykes’s son was allegedly arrested for here–that and complicity in the death of one of his users. It seems to us that Stanley’s given many years of loyal service to Mohawk Valley gangs as an on-call thug, and is looking to finally make his fortune in the dark world of low-risk, high-profit child exploitation.
Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes Tries the Child Exploitation Market
With the exception of a few vital cameras, we don’t hover over our camera feeds. But if we see something odd or alarming, we pull the clips and have a look. From those videos, it seems Sykes and his crew are trying to supplement their drug trafficking income with child exploitation. Here’s what we have for videos to date. We probably missed most of it, but the clips lend some insight into what he’s tried.
Trafficked teens who introduced themselves as Justin and Larry, exit the back of Stanley Sykes’s 341 Eureka Avenue. They followed dog Bear and I to pat Bear.
Conversations with trafficked kids are rare and brief, says the Ark of Hope for Children. Things to look for are little or no schooling, evasiveness as to where they live and responses that aren’t age-appropriate. See what you think: our full exchange is described on YouTube.
Never saw Larry and Justin again. And I’ve been watching.
Kids Drift In and Out Like Smoke Along Pleasant Avenue – Herkimer’s Distributed Child Trafficking
The little blonde girl was apparently stashed at Joyce Barton’s house (across the street, off camera) for a week weeks. then vanished.
Major child trafficking networks have the resources to do volume–lot’s of kids, lots of transfer points and final destinations.
The child trafficking wannabees like the regional Herkimer gangs don’t have the same resources as major league traffickers they cooperate with. The locals are dependent upon trafficking kids one or a few at a time, whom they distributed among members’ houses.
Newly Trafficked Herkimer Kids Here Today, Then Gone
They may be here for weeks, or only seen once. We’ve seen them pass through 328 Pleasant Avenue (Curtis Cool), 333 Pleasant Avenue (Joyce Barton), 334 Pleasant Avenue (Sykes gang–Carrie Ann Bass), and Stanley Sykes’s 341 Eureka Avenue. Some of the supposedly vacant houses behind ours, on Eureka Avenue will sometimes have kids for a few days, then the kids vanish and the houses stay empty for a while.
It’s likely that kids held at traffickers’ houses for a longer time are in greater need of grooming, which the Canadian Global News defines as“…win[ning] a child’s trust and co-operation, which decreases the chances of them telling anyone about the abuse.”
The little blonde girl in the above video was stashed at Joyce Barton’s 333 Pleasant Avenue for several weeks, then vanished. She was a frequent visitor to the Sykes’ gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue, presided over by Carrie Ann Bass. Most kids who are passed through we either don’t notice or miss recording. We only noticed her because the Sykes gang had chosen that day to rampage Pleasant Avenue, in farewell to Stanley Sykes’s heroin-dealing son, then out on bail.
Of the blonde girl’s only friends, the boy in the blue shirt, Harvey, is a Sykes gang family member. We never saw the other girls again.
What A Well-Groomed Trafficked Child Looks Like
Publishing the clips of the little blonde girl and her friends, we mentioned that she and they may have been trafficked. Suddenly all unknown kids at the Sykes’ gang locations sprouted winter jackets with hoods up–notably on warm days. Of course, it only marked them as potentially trafficked.
You wouldn’t notice anything wrong, looking at this sweet clip of mother and child, unless you were looking for signs of child sexual exploitation and trafficking. Just a mom arriving a friend’s house with her kid, then later taking her sleepy boy home. But in our 4 years on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, we’ve seen many signs of drug use by our murderous band of neighbors to manipulate and control children. Kids to them are but weapons or a cash crop. Any interaction between adults and kids merits always merits a closer look:
1409 hrs – Man, woman and boy arrive by truck at Sykes gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue, a drug and child trafficking transmit point presided over by Carrie Ann Bass
1409 – Woman and boy enter house. Man waits in car
1428 – Semiconscious boy is carried from 334 by woman; met by man.
1429 – Semiconscious boy secured in truck. Truck drives off – 20 minutes from wide awake and walking to semiconscious and carried.
We suspect the boy was given one of the pre – anesthetic drugs used as date rape drugs, such as rohypnol or ketamine. Given the flow of drugs into and out of Herkimer and the Sykes gang’s obvious trafficking of them out of 334 Pleasant Avenue, either drug could have been easily obtained. The drugs act quickly, which is why they’re used at parties and clubs. They make a child more cooperative in an exploitation situation.
We’ve never seen two more shame-faced people as the young couple in the video above. The camera doesn’t do their guilt-wracked faces justice. The woman took that kid into Sykes’ and the couple fled. Never saw them again; never saw the boy again.
Anything’s possible once you come to the horrific conclusion that you live among a murderous band of depraved drug and child traffickers. They traffic heroin and kids, pimp out their own children and try to kill neighbors they can’t drive off. (See our poison gas attacks videos.)
Such heinous filth will have a way to dispose of dead kids who’ve inconvenienced them. Herkimer has several human crematoria, one pet crematory, three major waterways, and the forests of the Southern Adirondacks just to the north.
At any one time, 300,000 children are being trafficked in the United States. Many of them go missing.
Trafficked Kids Being Slipped into Sykes Gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue
4/8/17 Trafficked teens being slipped into Herkimer’s traditional child trafficking transit point in the dead of night. It’s the parking lot spanning 334 Pleasant Avenue and 341 Pleasant Avenue. Both are controlled by Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes’ gang, long-time tenants of Herkimer landlord Jay Smith.
Trafficked children may be quickly be forwarded to their final destinations in some major metropolitan area, there to be broken in as captive slaves. [The]…average life span of a [child trafficked for sex] is…7 years, found dead from attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, malnutrition, overdose or suicide,”reports the Ark of Hope for Children.
Trafficked Herkimer Kids We Don’t See
Ours is one of the last houses around that ghastly parking area either not vacant or not controlled by Herkimer’s regional gangs. We probably only pick up on about 10% of neighboring child trafficking, our cameras being positioned to protect our place, and the traffickers trying to keep off camera.
For more about Herkimer’s trafficked kids, the criminals who profit from them and the seeming millions of dirty dollars produced by this heinous industry in our pastoral village, see our other child trafficking posts.
“Herkimer’s dirty and likes it that way.”
For the price we’ve paid to find and present this Herkimer child trafficking data, follow this link to our blog’s Poisoning section. This is our 14th month of poison gas attacks. As I type, the evening gas attacks on our house have begun. (To be fair, Stanley Sykes did offer us $1,500 for our home.)
Our troubles are small compared to the fate of the thousands of children trafficked through unseeing Herkimer. As a former federal agent I know said, “Herkimer’s dirty and likes it that way.”
Herkimer gas attacks have resumed here on Pleasant Avenue and are blossoming with Spring. Having failed to drive us from our house and been only moderately successful in poisoning us in our beds over the last year, our murderous band of neighbors are trying to deny us our backyard.
When we’re out back for more than a few minutes, a poisonous insecticide rolls in. It’s odorless, colorless, its familiar symptoms those of pyrethrim: tongue and lip numbness, drooling, lethargy, itching, short term memory loss, muscle tremors, respiratory problems. The gas quickly disperses, but the symptoms linger for hours. It comes from the direction of King Street.
Assuming its misted from the west of our yard by an easily-concealed handfogger, the pesticide is dispensed toward us from within the circle on the map. The smaller, easily hidden pesticide foggers have a coverage area of 5,000 square feet, according to the handfogger directions. We’re easily in range from any part of that red circle.
Surrounded by Sykes Gang and A Spreading Plague of Vacant Houses
The gas creeps in when we’re out of line of sight of the neighboring yards. This requires spotters–that would be the Sykes gang, long comfortably nested in landlord Jay Smith properties on the other side of us. (See map.) The two houses to S. Sykes left and the one to his right are vacant. (The guys in 332 Pleasant work during the day.) Indeed, over time there’s been a creeping plague of vacant houses overlooking or near the Sykes gang’s domain. This is symptomatic of a ruthless and depraved criminal enterprise expanding it’s turf. Were the houses’ occupants gassed, or did they just think it healthier to move?
Looking at the gassing map (below), the immediate reason for poisoning us is obvious: our house and its cameras look right down the throat of the Stanley Sykes gang’s empire of dirt surrounding the parking lot. (They frequently complain they’ve paid for the right to traffic there and that we need to be gone and they’ll soon see us on our way.)
March 2018 Gassing Attacks
3/30/18 1200 hrs. Warm day. Gassed in backyard from the direction of King Street as we stood on backstairs. Only direction not within sight or fully fully covered by cameras.
3/11/18 Installing light on back steps when yard misted with pyrethrim. Usual symptoms. Attack appeared to come from backyard several houses down Pleasant Avenue from the King Street side, given prevailing wind and that I was watching immediately adjacent houses and yards on Pleasant and Eureka Avenues as worked.
The first Herkimer poison gas attack of the New Year was on Thursday, 2/15/18, between 1200 and 1530 on Pleasant Avenue, from the area of the rental houses the Stanley Sykes’ gang occupies next to our home. Herkimer’s entrenched drug and child traffickers were marking the one-year anniversary of their first murderous poison gas attack on us with a fresh mist dose of an invisible odorless pesticide.
Being gas, it didn’t confine itself to our yard, but spread as a toxic mist along Pleasant Avenue during prime school bus time. Not poisoned were the Barton and Sykes gang kids, all of whom had vanished from the street.
Herkimer Poison Gas Again an Odorless Pyrethroid Insecticide
Driveby poison gas attack on our home on 8.10.17 using Deltamethrin. Attackers stop in front of Carrie Ann Bass’ 334 Pleasant Ave to give victory flash.
The poison gas used again had all the attributes and symptoms of odorless Deltamethrin, a pyrethroid insecticide. The weapon of choice appears to remain battery-powered hand foggers. As educated victims of scores of previous Herkimer poison gas attacks, we recognized the symptoms of Deltamethrin: stinging of the eyes, dizziness, itching skin, rashes. Symptoms may also include including burning, partial numbness, “pins and needles”, skin crawling, and different abnormal sensations of the face and lips.
Herkimer Poison Gas Warnings
If you believe you or your children were or are affected, seek medical help and tell them you suspect a pyrethroid. Prolonged exposure to the repeated gas attacks common to Herkimer can cause a host of developmental medical problems, such as endocrine disorders and Parkinson’s disease.
Deltamethrin dissipates quickly but can leave havoc in its wake. It’s a neurotoxin; it attacks the central nervous system. It’s absorb by breast milk and can be passed on to nursing infants. It lingers in the environment, contaminating clothing, bedding and other soft goods, people and pets.
Latest Herkimer Poison Gas Attack Coincident with Joyce Barton’s New Prosperity
It was our first gassing since October here on Herkimer’s unfortunately-named Pleasant Avenue. As with other Herkimer poison gas attacks, this one was signaled by a sudden obvious infusion of cash to our neighbor Joyce Barton, who’d been struggling to make ends meet after her well-known green Herkimer methmobile delivery car died a very public death. She now has a cute used blue Corolla with a spiffy spoiler. Though she rarely uses her new car, she’s probably out there somewhere, adding to Herkimer’s opioid epidemic from her handsome new double-cab pickup truck, garaged elsewhere. Someone’s got her back. Again.
Joyce’s putative husband, East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Chief Douglas Barton, appears to have moved from Joyce Barton’s 330 Pleasant Avenue. Doug’s been replaced by a pickup truck-driving cutout.
Herkimer Landlord Jay Smith Continues Sheltering Stanley Sykes Gang
We weren’t home when the gas came in. It was targeted at a first floor window. Like many other of the preceding 50+ poison gas attacks, it came from the Stanley Sykes gang’s parking lot, which abuts our back yard and spans 341 Eureka and 334 Pleasant Avenues. The Sykes gang members are long-time tenants of Herkimer landlord Jay Smith.
Joyce Barton and Stanley Sykes are allies, probably dating back to before they were chased out of Utica. It was kind of Joyce to remember us after she got some cash and threw some Stanley’s way.
Herkimer’s Sykes Gang Steadily Trafficking Out of 334 Pleasant Avenue
Stanley Sykes himself no longer traffics in his signature red SUV heroin hearse. He’s downgraded to an older, rusted white Hyundai Elantra (NY license HUR 8272) of the sort favored by Herkimer’s less flamboyant drug dealers.
We keep hearing that Carrie Ann Bass has moved, but we continue seeing her slipping across that parking lot from 334 Pleasant to Stanley’s 341 Eureka. And a flow of customers to her side door, rather than her front, the Herkimer Police having apparently forbidden her the street.
Sykes Gang’s Carrie Ann Bass and Her Invisible Cat
We haven’t been treated to one of Carrie Ann’s harassment performances since September, when she slipped down the street a few houses to the no-man’s land between the creepy stalking methheads house and ours. Here she is in that performance. (The other woman appears to be from the methheads house.)
The brazen narco-terrorism of Herkimer’s poison gas attacks have sent our social media metrics soaring. (If only we were paid, and by the view.) People expect poison gas attacks in Syria and Yemen, not in America. But as the folks here say with a shrug, “It’s Herkimer.”
Why Are They Still Here?
I’m sure we’re not the only ones relieved that the Herkimer police are finally cracking down on criminal harassment and street assaults and arresting thugs. But as long as Herkimer values the blood money of the vile likes of the Sykes gang and Joyce Barton over the safety of it citizens, Herkimer’s telling the world it’s dirty, and likes it. And if that’s not true, ask yourself, why are they still here?
For months, depraved criminals openly used weapons of mass destruction to poison us, our neighbors, and much of South Herkimer Village, drifting toxic mists forming from the witch’s brew of pesticides they released on us.
Thanks to law enforcement drone surveillance coordinated with ground intercepts, the driveby poison gas attacks on us using hand foggers here on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue have been stopped. The last driveby gas attack we noted was on 10/11, and that didn’t seem part of the earlier coordinated attacks. Those had ended some weeks before. Anyone arrested is probably looking at some heavy federal prison time. Anyone not arrested is probably sweating being turned in for lighter sentences.
The Last Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks?
The last Herkimer poison gas attacks on our home (330 Pleasant Avenue) that we noted were on 11/14 between 9:00 and 9:15 pm, and 11/22 at 3:30 a.m. Both attacks were from either the rear or the 328 Pleasant side of our house. They were close together, each signaled by multiple “Whomps” of released compression, like a mortar firing or a bear’s loud whuff. The pesticide was probably released by timer in an attempt to outwit drone surveillance by an absence of suspects in the likely areas at the reported time of the attack. Any toxics fired down our driveway also poisoned the street and neighboring homes.
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks – The Bad News
Although the driveby poison gas sprayers seem gone, other poisoners are still here. They’re part of the back and side yard gassing squad.
These were coordinated attacks, using a carefully chosen array of pesticides and agricultural pesticide dispensing equipment. Given the limited nature of the Sykes gang members, a rogue agricultural pesticide expert was probably consulted. Gassing attacks from yards continued after the drivebys ended. Larger poisoning gear was probably set for late night timed release, as it was in this video. The video shows the two types of attacks, streaming and misting. Watch carefully on the lower right at 0.48, and you’ll see the poison mist from a handfogger enter the yard next door from the driveway, then dissipate.
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks — the Creepy Stalking Meth Heads
Here’s a video showing two of our camera-shy, suspected poison gassers. They specialize in the late night gassing of us from rear and side yards. We call them Thing 1 and Thing 2, or collectively, the drunks. (They’re on a different road to Hell than alcohol, but their speech is often slurred.) They’re creepy.
These two depraved specimens of the ravages of meth amphetamine addiction have had much to do with the scores of overlapping poison gas attacks on us, here on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. They’re proud of their work and will come up to you on the sidewalk and ask with a grin, “How do you like being gassed?” (Reply: “How do you like going to Hell?”)
I call them Thing 1 and Thing 2, and collectively, the drunks, as they often sound drunk. They’re known associates of Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes gang, which is embedded in two Jay Smith houses on the other side of us, at 334 Pleasant Avenue and 341 Eureka Avenue. The Sykes’ gang loudly holds us and our video-rich blog responsible for their unprofitable trafficking operations. (For a long time, they didn’t believe in surveillance drones, and so never bothered to look up.)
Night often finds the drunks stalking our property, making mischief and peering at our cameras to see if the little red lights are on. In this video, one of them immediately notices our door camera is missing (firmware update), and comes to check on our health and try to scope out the locks and sensors. He ignores two No Trespassing signs. He asks for me. He was told he was trespassing and sent off. Typically, our criminal visitors ask for whichever one of us the two of us doesn’t answer the door. They’re sent to see if we’re yet sickened and dying.
The nighttime drunk in the video contents himself with scoping out our street-side cameras and either chatting with them, or possibly blessing us and our home.
We’ve heard Stanley Sykes declare to his krew that he paid for the right to traffic out of his multi-house Herkimer location and vow that we will soon be gone. (In fairness, Stanley did offer us $1,500 for our house.)
Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes, the Addicts’ Friend
That’s the drunks’ yard seen from our back bedroom. The photo was taken on 11/22/17, the date of the last known poison gas attack on us. The two were apparently then gifted with the contents of those small white plastic bags littering their yard. Stanley Sykes was seen visiting them that day.
Both human husks are long-term tenants at Jay Smith’s 326 Pleasant Avenue. Harriett Tangorra’s vacant 328 Pleasant lies between us, it’s backyard wide open to them and pesticide dispensers. The houses on either side of their’s are for sale. Probably will be for a while.
Long Term Effects of Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks
The effects of these heinous attacks will continue to impact us, our neighbors and pets, and the Herkimer village environment for a long time. We’ve had health issues attributable to pesticide exposure. Our backyard remains toxic. Our beautiful birds are gone, poisoned in our yard from Sykes’ yard. We didn’t know that by feeding them, we were luring them to their deaths. And still, our poisoners are here.
Since February, we’ve been the victims of scores of heinous poison gas attacks on ourselves and our home here on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. In the state of New York. If there was a will to stop them in this small community, they would have been stopped.
These heinous attacks are occurring multiple times a day, with a return to driveby sprayings from several vehicles. The most recent was this at 1920 hrs today. Herkimer Police, New York State Police, and New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have all tried and failed to halt these murderous attacks.
8th Month of Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks
We and our neighbors and our pets have been sickened and much of our house and South Herkimer contaminated by rolling clouds of poisonous and often odorless mists released on us by depraved Herkimer narco-terrorists. They’re determined to silence our blog and drive us from our home, which some of them want to put back into service as a drug and child trafficking hub.
Stanley Sykes with what appeared, through binoculars, to be a hand fogger.
For the last eight months, we’ve been hit with a witches brew of various neurotoxins. We’re now being attacked multiple times a day. Driveby attacks, which had faded after a visible police presence, have resumed with a vengeance, sometimes with two vehicles involved in one driveby. sometimes with a vehicle circling to return to poison us again.
Since our depraved criminal neighbors have poisoned our air, we go out for it. Herkimer Post blog mistress Linda Kaidan sits on the grass along Pleasant Avenue, writing. She sometimes hears the most astounding things:
The Herkimer Blog Mistress Tale
roughly 8:40 AM 9/23/2017
I, Linda J. Kaidan, overheard the following discussion today (9/23/2017) at roughly 0840 AM from the direction of 347 Eureka Avenue, Hekrimer, New York
male voice 1: Why are you still spraying her?
male voice 2: [Indignant] She keeps looking at us!
This discourse is reminiscent of interaction at 331 Pleasant Ave 09/17/17 at about 2240, when young, petite, long haired female harasser believed to be close associate of Herkimer’s Historic Crack House Keeper Jesse McClaren verbally harrassed me for sticking my head out my bedroom window. Both have frequently assailed me for walking by their house and for looking at their house and also for crossing the street. Jesse has pushed me out of his way twice and thrown a 2 x 4 at me as well. His female associate often visits with Herkimer’s Joyce Barton, and Syskes gang member’s Stanley Sykes and Carrie Ann Bass.
Erica Bormann – The Herkimer Handmaiden’s Tale
Female harasser Erica Bormann ordered me to stop listening to her conversations and challenged me from the street to come downstairs so she could beat me up. Bormann also threatened to kill me 3 times. She told me to stop being nosy and stop listening to conversations and keep my window shut. Herkimer Police were called on 911 recorded line.
Erica Bormann may have been upset, as she was loudly bragging about how she blackmails people by giving them “hand jobs”. Bormann appeared to be drugged out. She was not charged, but according to responding officers, would be “referred to services.” [Erica Bormann identified from police incident report obtained by FOIA request. She appears to have joined the ranks of our poison gas sprayers after being released from “services.” )
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks Log 9/10 – 9/24/17
Rear yard is constantly smothered in poison with a hand fogger from direction of adjacent to Sykes Gang parking lot–334 Pleasant Avenue and 341 Eureka Avenue. All insects and birds dead or gone.
9/24 Multiple – 1920 hrs most recent
9/23 0504 Front Driveby (van)
9/22 [two attacks-morning and evening]
9/21` 1100 – 1220 Front Driveby
0845 Front Driveby
9/20 1405 – 1440 Front Driveby
Unk time Backyard heavily poisoned from Sykes’ parking lot side. Respirator necessary to enter yard.
9/19 2055 approx Front Driveby – 2 car convoy
1930 – 1945 Front Probable driveby
9/18 0700 – -0800 Front garden and driveway driveby
1300- 1500 Driveway probable driveby
9/14 0419 Driveway Either walker or driveby
9/13 1225 Driveway Walker
` 0415 -0430 Driveway Unknown
Note: 9/13 – Odorless poison gas absorbed by low lying fog drifting along Pleasant Ave. Symptom’s indicated still present but moving down the street at 0900. School kids and adults exposed.
9/10 1330 Driveway
Noninclusive. Only logged if verified by sighting and/or poisoning symptoms. See previous postings for prior gas attack logs.
Rather than clutter the blog with many Herkimer poison gas attacks entries, we’ll be updating this living document. It will end when either we or the attacks do.
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks 9/8/17 Update
After a brief break, the Herkimer poison gas attacks have resumed. Our house at 330 Pleasant Avenue Herkimer remains the target. We’re obviously under hostile 24/7 observation from all sides. Attacks occur shortly after we open a door or window, step outside or leave the house. Or apparently just to freshen the envelope of poison surrounding us: Birds and squirrels wisely stay away from the death zone that is ours and our neighbors’ yards.
Herkimer Murder Weapon of Choice – Stealth Pesticide Poisoning
Stealth poisoning by pesticides, we’ve argued, has long been used as a murder weapon here in the Herkimer area–people just pass away. Especially older people. They pass away from cancer, leukemia, endocrine disruption, respiratory distress, non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Since we shared our suspicions and data with authentic law enforcement, poisoning continues, but all attempts at subtlety have been abandoned.
We appreciate the Herkimer Police’s sincere and very visible efforts to end Herkimer’s narco terrorism, but until the gas attackers’ paymaster is arrested or sent packing, attacks will continue. And we’ll continue blogging about them. herkimerpost.com already enjoys a large following. And it’s growing, as people research potential climate change relocation venues. As Herkimer’s only news source that isn’t a happy hour, we’re getting a lot of landing page hits from ip addresses in US coastal areas. Unlikely those folks be moving to Herkimer, where gangs remain free to poison homeowners
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks Choke Development and Real Estate Sales
What was recently bustling redevelopment and brisk home sales along Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue remain dead:
329 Pleasant Avenue. Vacant. All work halted when we first reported gas attacks. Lower window broken–were boarded yesterday during a brief visit. We assume the new owner is awaiting safer times.
328 Pleasant Avenue. Vacant. Appears ready for market. Owner Harriett Tangorra was going to list it, but warned of the gas attacks, some from her backyard, is apparently holding off.
343 Eureka Avenue. Vacant. Was being quickly-but-well gut renovated when gas attacks hit South Herkimer. No work done since. 343 Eureka suffers from being next to Sykes gang head Stanley Sykes’ 341 Eureka Ave. 341’s parking lot appears to be the epicenter of many poison gas attacks.
9/8/17 0730-0830 Fogging of driveway and front of house. Kids on street for school bus pick up.
9/7 1930 fogging of driveway.
Approximately same time, alley between 330 (our house) and 332 Pleasant fogged from Sykes Gang parking lot.
9/6 Late night/early a.m. – Organophosphate (banned neurotoxin insecticide ) heavily streamed from Pleasant Avenue or sidewalk through street-facing bedroom window. Window open about 1 inch.
9/6 1800-1830 Driveway fogged.
9/6 1510 Returned from shopping. driveway had been fogged.
9/4 1207 Probably drive-by fogging from small black car with hand fogger.
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks 8/31 Update
The poison gas attacks on us have eased but not ended. There was a light drive-by misting of our driveway yesterday, 8/30, between 0700 and 0715, possibly involving a red motorcycle. And an abortive drive-by spray attack last night at 2332, thwarted when wife Linda spotted the oncoming vehicle and slammed shut the window. (Pleasant Avenue has been vitally empty of traffic at night.) The vehicle ducked into 331 Pleasant Avenue’s empty driveway. 329 is empty and that driveway’s become the street’s pirate cove. Without prompting the driver shouted “You’re paranoid!” (No spray, no pay. Pity.)
Someone within the last few days appears to have streamed an organophosphate from the rear of unoccupied 328 Pleasant Avenue up our driveway at our front porch door. Not owning a $1,000+ chemical analyzer, I sampled the small affected area with my fingers and had a mild reaction typical of organophosiate exposure.
Some arrests would do wonders to end these attacks.
Today marks the first month anniversary of the ongoing poison gas attacks against us, and by extension, our neighbors, here on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. (Names are not always destiny.) Prime suspects: The Stanley Sykes gang resident at 334 Pleasant Ave and 341 Eureka Ave. (Oddly, these are the Jay Smith rental properties from which many of the gas attacks seem to originate.) The Sykes gang doesn’t like our surveillance cameras, our defiance, or our blog highlighting their trafficking and attempts to dominate the street.
Today: 1330 (approx) odorless poisonous misting attack from direction of 326-328 Pleasant Avenue (rear).
8/28 1430. As above. Observed Sykes gang member known to us as Glowering Goat Beard walk by on his way from Sykes gang center at 334 Pleasant Avenue to 326 Pleasant Avenue, about five minutes before the poison gas rolled in.
No drive-by gassings noted within the last 24 hours.
Update of of yesterday’s posting to reflect 3 poison gas attacks of 8/27 and today. Front and backyards still toxic. Birds now can be heard in the distance. A squirrel braved the top of the fence today on the 328 Pleasant side. A cat started down our driveway, then changed its mind. Someone moved a camera covering the Sykes’ parking lot out of position.
8/27 0724 Odorless misting attack from direction of 334 Pleasant Avenue rear. Bullet camera on back porch roof covering 332-334 Pleasant Ave rear area swung out of position. Camera had to have been approached from of 328 Pleasant Ave. side, currently vacant.
8/27 2330 (approx) Probable organophosphate briefly streamed from Pleasant Ave at our front bedroom windows. I heard it hitting–sounds like rain pelting on the glass. Search of camera footage showed nothing. Could have been either from a vehicle or a backpack insecticide dispenser. Though it wasn’t as long, this is what an organophosphate attack looks like.
8/28 0100-0700 Organophosphate streamed at our bathroom exhaust fan from 334-332 Pleasant rear/341 Eureka rear parking area. Fan was on at the time. Camera still out of position, so no video.
About Our Cameras
We’re revisiting our camera architecture and positioning. The current installation grew from 1 wireless camera covering our car to 12 cameras. The wireless ip camera architecture is fine for covering one’s car and porch. It’s inadequate for monitoring attacks by Herkimer’s Army of the Shuffling Dead.
8/27 We’ll be posting updates about the ongoing Herkimer poison gas attacks on us here at 330 Pleasant Avenue. Symptoms are the same as in previous attacks: nausea, dizziness, immune system reactions.
Drive by’s have not been noted since 8/19. Gassings now appear to be occurring from 330 Pleasant Avenue, often as Joyce Barton backs out of her driveway and turns down Pleasant Avenue. And from the parking lot between 341 Eureka and 334 Pleasant Avenue when Stanley Sykes (red SUV) is present. May also be occurring from 334 Pleasant Avenue rear. Our continued existence, with cameras, on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue is apparently affecting the Sykes gang and their longtime ally Joyce Barton’s desire to traffic unimpeded from 334 Pleasant Avenue and 341 Eureka Avenue – as in the good ‘ol days.
We assume from this that hired-hand gassers have been deterred by increased law enforcement presence; gassing attack responsibility has now shifted to the principals.
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks – Observed Behavior
Attacks from 330 Pleasant Avenue are preceded by disappearance of residents of 334 Pleasant Avenue and Sykes-Bass family members from the parking lot.
Details of Most Recent Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks
8/19 0024 drive by gas attack – Very heavy attack. White van. Van stopped in front of Bass-Sykes gang stronghold of 334 Pleasant for a moment. (No flashers this time.) 330 Pleasant and adjacent area heavily contaminated by odorless pesticide with the same symptomatology as in previous gassings. Sykes and Bass crew at 334 Pleasant and 341 Eureka Avenue had left at 1800. Also missing from this mega attack were the Joyce and Douglas Barton of 330 Pleasant.
Video and full report sent to State Police and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC): NYSDEC appears to have committed full resources following confirmation of contamination and poisoning agent hypotheses on our blog.
8/26 0100 – 0200Odorless gas on 330 Pleasant from direction 326-328 Pleasant Ave (rear). Target was driveway kitchen window facting 328 Pleasant.
8/26 1020 Odorless gas on 330 Pleasant from direction 326-328 Pleasant Ave (rear): Attack coincident with return of Bass-Sykes crew and from opposite direction of their homes. Numerous surveillance drones appeared that night.
8/23 1300-1500 Gassings of 330 Pleasant Avenue from street and from the direction of the Stanley Sykes’ parking lot. (341 Eureka rear). Same odorless pesticide.
8/23 9:40 pm Same as at 1300-1500
8/24 1700 Odorless gas from 341 Eureka/334 Pleasant Ave parking lot.
We’ll be having a look at the Who and Why of these heinous attacks in our next postings.
Of course Herkimer’s shrinking criminal population hates us. They’ve long considered Herkimer a safe haven and Pleasant Avenue their own. Especially the parking lot and houses owned by landlord Jay Smith. 334 Pleasant Avenue and 341 Eureka Avenue, currently occupied by the Stanley Sykes gang, have a long tradition as a clandestine trafficking haven. The Sykes gang feels menaced by the prosperity creeping toward them down Pleasant Avenue including the major home renovation make overs at 331 and 328 Pleasant Ave. Al Murray’s garbage strewn lot has been purchased by a neighbor and now features grass, not trash. Pleasant Avenue is experiencing a return to its former state of quiet village charm.
From what we’ve seen, the Sykes gang tried wholesale trafficking out of the parking lot and 334 Pleasant Avenue in the traditional way, with vehicles. Guess that didn’t go well. Too obvious. Surveillance drones can quickly determine drug trafficking patterns and traffickers. Most people don’t want to see a return to the wild days on Pleasant Avenue when Joyce Barton was undisputed queen of the street’s bustling trafficking.
Some of Herkimer’s Sykes Gang’s Drug Delivery Vehicles
Two of the vehicles typically used by Herkimer’s Sykes gang to traffic out of Carrie Ann Bass’ rented house at 334 Pleasant Avenue Herkimer. (As with all Sykes gang rentals, a Jay Smith property.) Carrie Ann is allegedly Sykes’ daughter-in-law.
Stanley Sykes’ Gang Niche Drug Market: Backpack Drug Muling
Stanley Sykes, AKA Bob Sykes, may have found a niche market: backpack drug distribution. Backpacks have long been used to move narcotics around Herkimer. But it seems the Sykes gang has become a franchisee within a large network that mules narcotics on backs from town to town. Hard to spot and follow from surveillance drones. Stanley’s been doing a brisk business, building a backpack empire:
The pattern in the video’s clear: backpackers bring the drugs into Herkimer, arriving for distribution at Carrie Bass’ 344 Pleasant Avenue. (Bass is the mother of Stanley’s grandson Harvey, and herself a belligerent street harasser. Harvey’s dad is absent on a heroin trafficking charge.) Stanley Sykes, AKA Bob Sykes, greets and transports them locally or to their next destination. Sometimes the contraband they bring remains, crossing Pleasant Avenue to Joyce Barton’s at 333, coming back to 334 in bags and packs for local distribution. Or parceled out to allies along the street an din the village.)
Herkimer’s Hardest Working Teen
The teen at the end of the above video is seen everywhere in Herkimer Village. He’s a hard working, no-nonsense go-getter. Though at the end of the video, you’ll see he did have some time off. Here’s the outtake:
Viewers of our videos may recognize Jesse McClaren walking with the young backpacker. Jesse soared to YouTube fame as Herkimer’s Historic Crack House Keeper. Like Stanley Syke’s daughter Kyra, he was later arrested for assaulting an elderly war vet. (Me.)
It’s videos like Stanley Sykes’ Backpack Empire and analysis like this that helped end Pleasant Avenue’s wholesale drug trafficking. And put Herkimer on the map. They’ve also caused Stanley Sykes, AKA Bob Sykes, to diversify to an a nearby alternate location, known only to the Sykes gang and government surveillance drones.
Drug Gang Poisons South Herkimer
Street thug tactics succeeded in getting Sykes’ daughter Kyra arrested for criminal harassment. Retaliatory pesticides then began streaming and misting into our yard and windows from Stanley’s parking area, Pleasant Avenue and the rear of another Jay Smith rental a few doors down.
An onslaught of drive-by misting attacks poisoned not only us and our home, but our neighbors and their children too. The poison mists generated from a witches brew of at least three pesticides drifted for blocks in the muggy August air, sickening people and pets. NYDEC became involved. Law enforcement virtually embargoed Pleasant Avenue. Surveillance drones still fill the skies. Yet as recently as 0724 this morning, fresh pesticide misted in from the direction of 334 Pleasant Avenue rear.
Our attackers took their poisoning preparations seriously. Here’s a Sykes gang member (whom we refer to as Glowering Goat Beard), and what seems a consultant, inspecting the target area of our home. (The helmet should go on before coming into camera range, not after.)
On 8/13, the ongoing poison gas attacks by our depraved neighbors on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue forced a halt to renovation of 328 Pleasant Avenue as workers downed tools and headed out. Pleasant Avenue has recently enjoyed an upswing in real estate sales and development as the Herkimer housing market continues to boom. People are, however, reluctant to continue working if they’re being gassed. Which is what happened at Harriett Tangorra’s 328 Pleasant Avenue property on August 13th – twice!
Double Feature – Two Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks in 8 Hours
There were two gas attacks intended for us and our yard on 8/13. Both were from 328 Pleasant Avenue, which is currently vacant and under renovation. They poisoned both areas.
Like the gas attack on us of 7/28, the first attack on 8/13 was delivered by an organophosphate pesticide. It streamed in an arch entering our yard from the rear of 328 Pleasant Avenue. It was likely from the same agricultural crop dispenser used in the 7/28 attack. The perpetrator of this crime may have been close by – possibly a night owl neighbor. Note the fire in the adjacent yard at 326 Pleasant Avenue burning brightly during the attack. (Upper left of video.)
The second attack of the morning 8/13–watch carefully, end of video–was the toxic mist seen creeping in from 328’s driveway. It inevitably spread further but invisibly into 328’s yard and our own. And in through our kitchen window. (We know the symptoms.)
The mist was odorless and probably the pesticide Deltamethrin, given its effects, and dispensed from a small handheld fogger. The intent is to poison our yard,and ourselves through any open windows. And also to sicken the workmen currently renovating 328 Pleasant Avenue. Herkimer’s criminals know the ongoing renovations and booming home sales will force them out, and are trying to stop developers from continuing to improve Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, which until recently they long controlled. For now they’ve succeeded: the owner’s carpenters retreated from 328 Pleasant Avenue after they and the owner were warned. Haven’t seen them again as of this posting. Both yards have lingering toxicity.
A Typical Herkimer Drive-by Gas Attack
Here’s a drive-by poison gas attack on us on at our Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue home. We’ve been subjected to these drive-by poison gas attacks since mid-July. They occur numerous times a day, usually triggered when we open any window or enter our yard. During the brazen daytime attacks, side door swung wide for spraying convenience.
When you watch the video you can see a trace of the poison mist being dispensed from the open side door of the passing van. (In front of driveway). There are two vehicles involved. The 2nd one passes through the toxic fog, causing a ripple affect. Occupants of both vehicles stop at the end of Pleasant Avenue for a chat.
Use of Hand Foggers in Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks
Typically in these heinous attacks a handheld fogger is used to dispense a concentrated, odorless pesticide whose toxic symptoms are consistent with Deltamethrin. Previously the scum were using an orange-scented pesticide of the pyrethrin family, until one evening they used so much they gassed a lot of people mid-Pleasant Avenue.
334 Pleasant Avenue and Flashers of Gas Attack Victory
Whenever drive-by poison gas attacks occur, day or night, the attacking vehicle often stops afterward a few doors down, in front of the Carrie Bass – Sykes gang commerce hub at 334 Pleasant Avenue, and flashes its lights in victory. (Natural selection in action.) I can see 334 from from where I usually sit. When I see the flashers, I shut the window. Otherwise I’d be poisoned, as my unsuspecting law-abiding neighbors at 335 Pleasant Ave have been. The Stanley Sykes’ gang members, forewarned, either leave or seal themselves in the parking lot houses they rent from Jay Smith.
Herkimer authorities are aware of the use of poison mist, but remain mystified.
Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks – Aftermath
Here’s a video of the aftermath of one of many Herkimer poison gas attacks that have affected not just us but also our Pleasant Avenue neighbors. This street cam footage is from a few moments after I smelled the unmistakable sicky-sweet orange odor of Pyrethrin insecticide mist through my front windows. Dizziness, facial numbness and respiratory distress followed.
The immediate effects of Pyrethrin poisoning are difficulty breathing, coughing, nausea, allergic reactions, stinging in the eyes, itching and swollen lymph glands. Prolonged exposure can cause paralysis and death. Anyone with ongoing immune system and allergy issues often needs immediate medical attention. Which is what appears to have happened to the woman here across the street at 335 Pleasant Avenue, a large multi-family dwelling.
Help Herkimer Police Find a Poisoner
How was the toxin delivered? Play detective-someone should. There are some clues in the video: a moving car and a man walking from across the street. Immediately after the attack, the man goes through the parking lot to Stanley Sykes’ house at 341 Eureka, and quickly returns. Stanley, king of the Pleasant Avenue parking lot, is an experienced businessman and knows you get only half up front, the rest upon delivery.
Herkimer Real Estate Boom Stalled by Drug Gang? Really?
Since July, we and our Pleasant Avenue neighbors been under ongoing poison gas attack by a local drug trafficking gang trying to keep a toehold on our street. People have been sickened. Pets have been killed. These thugs have the morality and tenacity of head lice. They’re not hard to find. They operate out of two rental houses on a parking lot mid-block, as well as secondary location not far away. When not avoiding their own gassing attacks, they traffic brazenly.
Herkimer Village authorities, as is traditional, appear unconcerned with the fate of Pleasant Avenue. (“Oh. It’s Pleasant Avenue.”) These heinous attacks occur multiple times a day, using small, easily concealed insecticide foggers. Poison is misted about, sprayed from passing vehicles, adjacent yards and by pedestrians. The foggers have a range of 30+ feet and are hard to spot. Attackers? The gang members and area’s low-criminal types who mule meth, crack and heroin. They’re all known to the Herkimer police.
Herkimer home sale prices have doubled in the last year. The village is on the brink of resurgence as retirees move north rather than south. Herkimer’s small, ideally located and with limited property. Pleasant Avenue has some of the biggest, well-built 19th century homes in the area. Local developers are eager to renovate them. For the moment, though, they’ve faded. It’s time Herkimer to clear the air along Pleasant Avenue.