12/22/21 Last week, Amir Covic, aka Boris, listed both 339 and 330 Eureka Avenue for sale.
Herkimer’s 339 Eureka Ave Pickaxe Gang struck again on D-Day, invading vacant vandalized 337 Eureka, their leader wielding his signature pickaxe as he further ravaged a portion of the rear border fence we share with 337. We’re wondering if Boris and Natasha sent them.
The shaggy-haired blond middle schooler first attacked the old wooden fence on 5/12, kicking out a few panels, then watched from next door at 339 Eureka as Linda Kaidan mended the damage with materials on hand, sharing a few fence repair tips with him as she worked. He said nothing, but judging from his method of attack on 6/6, he listened well, carefully deconstructing her repair by first removing the key vertical iron fence posts before ripping and bashing the weakened horizontal sticks.
Job well done, he gave our surveillance camera a defiant two-handed finger salute and turned away with a scowl. He and his three cohorts, one his younger clone, hung out in 337’s thoroughly vandalized backyard for a while. Here’s the video:
0:01 5/11/21 Both boys at home at 339 Eureka. Younger one retrieves ball from our yard.
1:05 5/12/21 Both boys in yard of 337 Eureka.
1:52 Older boy kicks out fence slats.
2:42 Neighbor mends fence as older boy watches from 339 Eureka.
3:22 6/6/21 Both boys in yard of 339 with two others. Older boy knocks out more slats.
4:12 Older boy begins demolishing mend to fence made on 5/12 by L. Kaidan.
6:49 Older boy finishes job with pickaxe. Salutes our camera with two fingers.
We first sighted a Pickaxe Gang boy on 5/11, when their youngest member came chasing a ball into our yard. Slipping through our gang-ravaged fence from the child trafficking lot side, the kid reclaimed the ball and skillfully kicked it over both fences and back into the yard of 339 Eureka, giving our closest camera a glance.
339 Eureka Avenue Long A Suspect Property
We’ve long marked 339 Eureka as associated with local gang chief Stanley Sykes and associate Carrie Ann Bass, the most recent gang to have trafficked kids and drugs out of adjacent 341 Eureka. Sykes, Bass’ putative father-in-law, had access to 339 during his years at 341 Eureka. Bass still may—she has but to walk next down Eureka Avenue to be off of our cameras. (I suspect Bass serves as the gang Airbnb host for 339 Eureka.)
The only times 339 Eureka has shown any signs of life is when kids, fleetingly seen, quickly come and go from there.
We’re in the midst of a national housing shortage–Herkimer properties are becoming gold, yet 339 Eureka is still vacant most of the time.
Amir and Selma Covic – Owners of 339 Eureka Avenue
339 Eureka has been owned by Amir and Selma Covic since 2014. They also own 330 Eureka Avenue. We overlook the backyard and deck of 339 and have for almost eight years, but we’ve never seen the Covics, either in the flesh or on our surveillance cameras. We’ve taken to keeping their photo, marked “Boris and Natasha,” on the wall beside our surveillance cameras’ monitor. Smart money says we’ll see Boris and Natasha at 339 long before we see Amir and Selma.
339 Eureka Avenue – A Child Trafficking Hold House?
We’ve been including 339 Eureka Ave on our Child Trafficking Hub maps for years –we call it a Hold House: a house kept empty and held for use at need by traffickers, but not occupied by them. We’ve also been suspicious of equally vacant 337 Eureka, its owners concealed through ownership by a New York corporation.
7/20/2017 Mystery Woman with Sykes Gang and at 339 Eureka
…nighttime backyard poisonings grew to a frenzy the closer our trimming came to 337 and 339 Eureka.
Poison gas has been blasted into our front and backyards over the years. The backyard gassing, we now believe, was to keep us from looking too hard at 339 and equally empty 337 Eureka. It’s had the opposite effect–it attracted our attention. So, this year we finally had the time to do something about it. We blasted back with lights, trimmed the vegetation and plastered the yard with cameras.
The nighttime backyard poisonings grew to a frenzy the closer our trimming came to 337 and 339 Eureka. We awoke some mornings to a yard saturated with a gaseous, flesh-searing caustic redolent of a meth bake. (It’s Herkimer–we know the smell.) Our backyard was a World War I battlefield. We broke out the gas masks again.
Only when we cleared the last of the undergrowth and overhanging limbs obscuring the 337-339 border fence did the attacks slacken. Then came Pickaxe Boy.
Did Boris and Natasha send him? Or did he and his co-vandals just slip off the reservation? The afternoon of 6/15/21 Carrie Ann Bass unwittingly told us.
Carrie Ann Bass – Herkimer Child Trafficking’s Airbnb Host?
Early that afternoon, Carrie Ann was overheard on her cellphone being reamed out by someone for her failure to prevent the Pickaxe Gang from vandalizing 337 Eureka. And just as I was finishing this article.
Phone Call Proves Suppositions
Carrie Ann Bass is the gang’s short stays hostess for 339 Eureka.
She let the lads of the Pickaxe Gang slip off the reservation.
Her client is very displeased.
Vandalism reported to the Herkimer Police, with videos. (Officer Carbone.)
Thursday, 3/18, gave a brief glimpse of the simmering conflict between Herkimer’s entrenched gang families, their combat-seasoned neighbors, and the Herkimer community’s desire to see drug and child trafficking gone. Its focal point was the angry departure of Thug Vargas from 328 Pleasant Ave. Thug is the brother-in-law of our immediate neighbor Kim Vargas, who we’ve outed for drug trafficking and neighbor harassment. Don’t know his first name, but Thug is appropriate. (Surely there’s a warrant out somewhere on this guy?)
At 12:24 pm we heard enraged males shouting incoherently, off-camera, from the direction of the Vargas’ driveway. It’s next to landlord Jay Smith’s 326 1/2 Pleasant Avenue, aka The Drunks’ House. The loudest voice sounded like Kim Vargas’ brother-in-law, Thug Vargas—we know his voice from the Vargases’ threats and harassment. (“Kick your teeth down your throat.” I was trimming my yard.)
“We waited, but no pitchforks-and-torches mob descended on us…
Our indefatigable resident Jew popped outside for a moment as the angry shouting continued. “Some guy screamed ‘…Jews telling people what to do!” she reported. I pulled the audio feed. Couldn’t distinguish much from amid the berserk male voices. I may have heard “scum” repeated a few times. We waited, but no pitchforks-and-torches mob descended on us, for which we thank the well-known synergy between our surveillance cameras and law enforcement.
12:26 pm (0.01-0.17) Thug Vargas gets into U-Haul and drives off. Haven’t seen him since.
12:29 – 12:32 pm (0.18-1:10) Two Herkimer Police officers visit with the Vargases. (We didn’t call them. Our thanks to whoever did.)
With the weather turning nice we expect some of our murderous band of neighbors will try to resume their traditional Spring harassment and poisoning offensive. (Year eight.) In the past, we’ve overheard that our child trafficking and drug trafficking videos “hurt a lot of families”.
Herkimer Folks Not A Pack of Rabid Bigots
Note to new readers: We’ve been getting thousands of views per month from ip addresses across the US. Except for our child trafficking series, this is unusual for us. We assume many are from people looking to relocate. Underway now seems to be the start of the largest mass migration since the fall of the Roman Empire. Certainly, any decent real estate in our village is sold almost the instant its listed. License plates from coastal states and as far way as Alaska, California,and Nevada have been spotted in the Walmart parking lot.
About those Devolved Humans In Our Videos
The devolved humans on our street and in our videos aren’t reflective of Herkimer as a whole. Pleasant Avenue has long a gang street, and we’re ringed by the several houses still occupied by gang members, dug in like ticks.
It’s become obvious that the wholesale drug and child trafficking reported here has sharply declined. Regional and federal law enforcement have eyes in the skies and boots on the ground, and we quickly post about evildoing. Backed by the state police, the Herkimer PD has stepped up and respond speedily and effectively. Herkimer and all of Upstate New York are an area in transition.
Much of the property here in south Herkimer village is in sound shape, with spacious, sturdy 19th-century homes built by the master carpenters of the vanished Herkimer Standard Desk Company. They’re underpriced and in the most flood-safe part of the village, neighborhoods protected by a network of well-maintained dykes.
Those properties will come on the market once their owners are convinced that housing traffickers is no longer profitable.
The area around Herkimer’s gorgeous, sitting as it does at the confluence of the Mohawk River and West German Creek., an easy fifteen-minute walk from our home:
“Could that be what the world needs? Not dirty truths, not romantic paragons, but stubborn bastards who refuse to move?” Pierce Brown, Dark Age (Red Rising)
Analysis by the Herkimer Post’s Linda Kaidan shows a shortage of affordable housing anywhere near Marcy, NY, epicenter of the Cree Semiconductor Project’s growing impact on the region. Herkimer is no exception. Yet somehow the owner of 328 Pleasant Avenue, Joe Handy of Ft. Plain, can only seem to find criminal tenants. We’ve taken to calling it Joe Handy’s Herkimer thug house. The latest occupants moved in a few months ago, following the departure of the last set of drug thugs from Handy’s 328. As the affable Mr. Handy remarked to us while cleaning up after them, “Wait until you see the next tenants.” Indeed!
Meet Herkimer’s Kim Vargas and Family
Our new neighbors are the Kim Vargas family–aka Kimberly Vargas, aka Kimberly Bormann, her husband Joel Vargas Sr., older son Joel Jr. and a younger boy. They seem to move a lot, most recently from 344 E. German Street. Kim Vargas was barely unpacked before she roared into gang thug domination mode, flaring up about our legion of security cameras, in place for years. Guess she didn’t notice them or didn’t read the surveillance warning signs before signing the lease. It’s the same complaint made by Curtis Doolen, aka Curtis Cool, when he trafficked drugs and kids out of 328 Pleasant and harassed his neighbors on the street and with bonfires.
328 Pleasant Avenue – The Doolen Gang House?
Maybe we should just call 328 Pleasant the Doolen Gang house, given the breadcrumbs that lead from its tenants to the Doolens: Original owner Harriett Tangorra was her longtime tenant Curtis Cool’s half-brother Davy Doolen’s aunt, according to Davy’s wife Emily, an RN and a straight-shooter. Davy and Emily were Tangorra’s tenants before Curtis. (BTW, we like Davy and Emily and their son. Nice young family. Pity you don’t get to choose your family.)
Current 328 owner Joe Handy, though now living in Ft. Plain, has public records showing a connection to 328 Pleasant in 2017 and to an Ilion address. Many of the Doolens also have roots in the Village of Ilion:
Joe Handy’s Addresses from Public Records’ Search
Kim Vargas and Curtis Doolen
Current 328 tenant Kim Vargas is also well-acquainted with Curtis Doolen, given what she said to our mutual neighbors, as captured on our audio the evening our light went on. (See below, audio timeline, Blinded by The Light, minute 2:22) Her husband’s family seem to be from New York and Vineland, NJ, according to background checks; any connection Kim Vargas has to the Doolens is probably via the local Bormann side of her family. (Gangs built upon extensive and extended family must be very hard to infiltrate.)
Curtis Doolen, aka Curtis Cool
Let There Be (More) Light
Based on six years of hard won experience in Herkimer, we added more light on that side of our house–both to enhance the night vision of our cameras (and those of the surveillance drones) and to see if the Vargas’ reaction marked them as friend or foe, straight or bent. Nothing to fear, nothing to hide, right? This isn’t Westchester; in Herkimer, honest people welcome lights and cameras.
We bought another gentle LED light, of the sort we use to illuminate the drug and child traffickers’ sanctuary landlord Jay Smith gifted Herkimer. Smith’s Sanctuary’s on the other side of our house from Joe Handy house. It stopped the poison gas spraying of us from Smith’s side of our property. The gang doesn’t much traffic out of Smith’s Sanctuary anymore–they use the gently-lit parking lot for cookouts and an occasional attempt at an illegal fire.
“The officer patiently listened to Kim Vargas and our other neighbors–representing the Joyce Barton Gang, the Stone-Sykes Gang and unaligned drug traffickers–then advised them that they had no legal right to darkness…
Joe Handy’s tenants prefer darkness to light: Kim Vargas began harassing us from her porch as we were installing the new light. Had to ask the police to have her cease. She only shut it when threatened with arrest. When the little light went live the next day, Kim Vargas wailed she was blinded and led a chorus of like-minded neighbors in streaming complaints and insults, all captured on our surveillance audio.
Kim Vargas promptly called the police to protect her family and friends from blinding. The responding officer patiently listened to she and her neighbors–representing the Joyce Barton Gang, the Stone-Sykes Gang and unaligned drug traffickers–then explained to them that they had no legal right to darkness.
Here’s a June video of the Vargases and their friends, still suffering in the blinding glare from out light on Kim Vargas’s porch, a few weeks after it was installed. The audio portion of the video features their wails of anguish from the night the light first went on in April.
Kim Vargas and Her Blinded Neighbors –
0:01-0:15 328 Pleasant Avenue’s Vargas family on their porch, after six week’s of blinding by our LED security light. (Light – lower right.)
0:16- End Kim and Joel Vargas hosting other sight-impaired neighbors in our light’s blinding glare.
Audio Timeline – 6 Weeks Earlier -The Night the Light Went On
Audio of 4/8/20 – The light goes on! Kim Vargas leads the wails of outrage.
0:01-0:95 Kim Vargas protests the blinding light. Much cursing.
1:00 – 1:44 Kim Vargas: “I’m callin’ the cops!” (NY doesn’t have a light nuisance law.)
1:45 – 1:48 Kim Vargas: “There’s a camera inside of that!” [The light.]
1:58 Neighbor Amanda across the street at 331 Pleasant. “They put my kids on YouTube.” If that’s Amanda West, her drug running 19 year-old daughter is in two of our posts. NY law permits video recording of any public or semi-public place. “Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.”
2:37 “Shianne punched her.” Granny-slugging Shianne Hill, Herkimer’s other worldwide poster child of depraved criminality. Joyce Barton gang thug across the street from us at 333 Pleasant Avenue. Shianne, then 18, punched 64 year-old Linda Kaidan for crossing to the gang’s side of the street. The magistrate was unmoved by Shianne’s assertion that she was disabled and on SSI.
2:55 Amanda: “Red carpet…Broadway…” Curtis Doolen’s, aka Curtis Cool’s, zany criminal antics have been viewed on our blog and Herkimer Post’s YouTube channel by about 15,000 appalled people worldwide.
3:55 Kim Vargas: “Fat old-young kid with no teeth who sits on their (our) front porch.” Our 39 year-old daughter sometimes stands on our front porch, when our neighbors haven’t sprayed it with pesticide. She has excellent teeth.
4:00 Amanda: “They (we) ain’t got no front curtains.” (True.) Kim Vargas: “That’s cause they’re takin’ pictures.” No. Thankfully picture taking is mostly automated. Sadly, viewing and editing is not.
5:29-6:45 Herkimer PD Officer Don Richards arrives in response to Kim Vargas’ 911 call about the blinding light.
5:20 Kim Vargas says she wants “…that light taken down! Bottom line!” Richards listens to chorus of complaints from Kim Vargas and members of the drug trafficking Stone-Sykes Gang and the Joyce Barton Gang: “Blinded…blinded…No right…” Yadayada. Officer Richards speaks with me—he has an air of pastoral calm–and then tells Kim Vargas and our other neighbors that it’s a civil matter, i.e., they have no legal right to darkness. He leaves.
6:30 Whiny male neighbor, probably longtime Jay Smith tenant Shawn C. Thompson at 326 1/2 Pleasant Avenue, next to Kim Vargas’s, threatens to put anthrax in our mailbox. We’ve done what we can to highlight Thompson’s and his chums’ various criminal activities. In fact, we originally bought that light to better capture the nighttime faces of the parade of backpackers in and out of Thompson’s.
6:37 Herkimerpost.com writers Kaidan and Berry rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light” dissolves in laughter.
6:43 – End Our neighbor Kim Vargas graciously given the last word.
Poison Gas Attacks from Joe Handy’s Herkimer Thug House Yard
From the residue of the spray pattern, the attacks were and are coming from Joe Handy’s rental property, tenanted by the Vargases. Vegetation and a tent city erected by the Vargases along the fence line make for lots of cover and concealment along that fence. Our cameras are effectively blocked. We texted Joe Handy, asking for his help and permission to trim some of the overgrown near the fence on his side. He replied he’d come by and we’d talk, and to do nothing until then. Next day we heard him talking with Kim Vargas. He didn’t visit us.
Joe Handy’s Thug House Tenants Assault Elderly Vet (Me)
“I was cursed, threatened with punching, having my teeth kicked in and had coffee thrown in my face –this during a pandemic.
A few days later, I started trimming the overgrowth on our side of the ancient fence. Joe Handy’s thuggish tenants were on high alert–Kim Vargas and her brother-in-law immediately assaulted me.I was cursed, threatened with punching and with having my teeth kicked in, and had coffee thrown in my face–this during a pandemic. The Vargas’s pitbull joined in. I called the police. Here’s the video.
Video Timeline – Kim Vargas -Harassment and Assault of 6.7.20
00:1-00:35 Our surveillance cam footage. No audio. Me hand trimming undergrowth in my yard at 330 Pleasant Ave.
00:40- 01:14 My bodycam footage begins. Audio. Kim Vargas, in yard at 328 Pleasant, confronts me, tells me to stop cutting “my tree”. I am not polite to bullies–she has a history of harassing us. I tell her to call the police if she has any issues with me. She was warned previously by police not to harass my wife and I as we worked on our property. (Driveway light installation. 4/5/20, Officers Crippen and Hill responded.)
01:15 – 02:07 Kim Vargas persists in harassing me. I ask her again to leave me alone and advise her she is bordering on criminal harassment. She does not break off. I try to continue working. Acrimonious exchange continues.
02:07 Kim Vargas brother in-law joins her in assaulting me with verbal abuse, physical threats and obscenities.
02:37 Kim Vargas’ pitbull menaces me, poking its snarling snout through a hole in the fence. I tell her to get her dog out of my yard or I’ll spray him. (Pepper spray.) Vargas responds that if I do, “I’ll knock your teeth down your throat.”
02:45 Kim Vargas’ brother-in-law throws coffee at me through hole in fence, spraying me in the face and also getting Vagas who says, “You hit me too.” Excellent view of both Vargases as harassment continues. Acrimonious exchange.
3:33 I call the police. Kim Vargas’ brother-in-law overhears call, scuttles into house, doesn’t come out until after police officer has left. 911 dispatch advises me to go into my house. I tell them I will be in yard asserting my rights, thank you.
5:14 Kim Vargas threatens to punch me in the face.
6:15 Kim Vargas calls her landlord, owner Joe Handy of Ft. Plain. Tells him many obvious lies.
9:48 – Herkimer PD Officer Jason Crippen arrives. Advises Kim Vargas of the law regarding tree trimming and camera and audio surveillance. She reacts angrily. Crippen cautions her. Kim Vargas accuses my wife of being a pedophile. End of bodycam footage.
13:19 – Our front yard surveillance clip: Police gone, brother-in-law Vargas thug comes out of hiding, paces the sidewalk in front of our home, returns to Vargas’ house. After Officer Crippen left, Kim Vargas went into the house and I resumed trimming.
14:44 – End Me trimming. Audio track: surveillance audio of Kim Vargas and her brother-in-law having a family discussion on the street.
Herkimer’s Dark Social Engineering and Joe Handy’s Herkimer Thug House
It’s obvious to us after six years of close observation that Herkimer’s 328 Pleasant Street’s a place of business, an example of dark social engineering which keeps decent, needy tenants from renting it, while staffing it with traffickers and criminal harassers. No matter whose name is on the deed, the pattern is clear and it leads to the illegal gangs that have so long profited from the misery they’ve brought to what was once a happy and prosperous village along the Mohawk.
Happily, the rapidly changing demographics of America are ringing the Herkimer gangs’ death knell. Upstate New York’s become a refuge, short on housing and long on need as folks pour in, driven by disease and climate change and the desire for a better life. Prices are soaring, construction is booming. Prosperity kills gangs and prosperity is at hand.
It’s the usual high-pressure spraying of invisible volatilized pesticides, probably from beneath specially outfitted vehicles, like the Joyce Barton gang’s vanished sprayin’ truck. (Below.)
Herkimer Poison Chemical Attacks Ramping Up?
Attacks have been light so far. Possibly just ramping up: spraying of our backyard with poisons from landlord Jay Smith’s gang sanctuary to one side of us, long occupied by the Stanley Sykes gang, the rest from Pleasant Avenue. Toxic spraying of our front yard. From experience, we believe all attacks were from vehicle mounted pesticide sprayers.
Today I was blasted in the back with poison while bringing in the groceries, though our driveway had already been dosed with pesticides when we were out shopping.
Analysis of surveillance footage revealed only one candidate vehicle, an unfamiliar gray truck. It traversed the street several times shortly before our return from shopping at 1040 hrs, and hasn’t been seen since 1248 hrs. It is the only candidate.
“Analysis of surveillance footage revealed only one candidate vehicle, an unfamiliar gray truck.”
Here are its times down Pleasant Avenue: 1034 hrs , 1048, 1110, 1251. And here’s the vehicle. No other vehicles were on the street at the time of attack.
Law enforcement has perfected ways to detect these terroristic attacks. Those who want to make money poisoning people in Herkimer should ask, “Why aren’t you doing this yourself?” And–crucial!–what happened to the previous poisoners? We don’t know—we don’t get those emails. But it’s probably not pretty.
Here’s a recent, very visible Herkimer poison gas attack. Seems our murderous band of neighbors screwed up the settings on one of their pesticide foggers. The fogger’s hidden under that jeep next to our fence. That’s not their jeep. That’s not their house. They rent the house to the jeep’s rear, 334 Pleasant Avenue. The parking lot is Herkimer’s historic child trafficking lot, long a big money maker for Herkimer gangs.
This stream, though, seems to be set at a very visible 30 microns. The initial range of the standard pesticide fogger is about 60 ft., visible or invisible, according to the literature. And, as seen in the video, the pesticide plum can easily soar two-stories from within a few feet of its source. The pesticide is odorless and colorless and attacks the central nervous system, as we can attest.
Timeline of Herkimer Gas Attack of 11.26.18
0:01 – 0:10 Pesticide mist begins issuing from under front of driver’s side of jeep. Note: mild prevailing wind direction was N-S. Toxin is spewing E-W toward King Street.
0:11 – 0:14 View from our bedroom cam. Pesticide fog flows through fence, toward house and into our yard. Yard is still toxic from years of these attacks.
01:15 – 01:16 View from above backyard security light as poison seeps into yard and under our back porch and toward basement door. Gas would have continued into neighboring yards, homes and street.
1:17 – 1:39 Bedroom cam. Poisonous cloud enveloping 2nd floor and bedroom window. Moving off to the west to poison other homes and street. (No one leaves their windows open here on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue.)
1:40 -2:15 1914 hrs. View from our parking lot light.
2:16 – 2:32 End Same view as of 2032 hrs. Poisonous output continuous since 1914 hrs. 2032 hrs – Drug runner car exits 341 Eureka Avenue rear, pauses to check out gas attack, moves on.
2:32 – End. Attack begins to taper off at 2052 hrs.
Use of Neighbors’ Property by Attackers
This attack lasted approximately two hours, 1910 hrs to 2200 hrs. It was staged from the rear of our law-abiding neighbors’ home at 332 Pleasant Avenue. That’s their jeep, parked behind their house. They have good day jobs and are rarely home. Their jeep at the time had been a motionless lawn ornament for some months. No one approached the vehicle that day or the previous several days. Many of these attacks seem to be triggered remotely or via a timer.
Our criminal neighbors would have noticed this. They live in the house behind the jeep—334 Pleasant Avenue—and the house to the right end of the parking lot, 341 Eureka Avenue. The houses are owned by Herkimer landlord Jay Smith. We previously outed 334 Pleasant Avenue as a source of poison gas attacks and lit up the suspected area at 334 rear. The gang then apparently moved their pesticide fogger closer to our house, using their unaware neighbor’s vehicle for cover.
Organophosphates Still Herkimer Poisoners’ Gas of Choice
As with most poison gas attacks here in South Herkimer, this one was with an odorless, colorless pesticide, released with the usual wanton disregard for people, pets and property. In our experience, Herkimer gangs’ pesticide of choice has all the symptoms of a highly-toxic organophosphate, attacking the central nervous system. Odorless, colorless, a cousin of Sarin nerve gas. Nasty stuff. We’ve tightened up our house quite a bit, so the effect of this attack on us was negligible. After several years of these heinous attacks, though, our house and yard and neighborhood are thoroughly saturated with poison.
“Human trafficking finds both its victims and perpetrators in regions of poverty, violence, and corruption.” Shannon A. Welch, Human Trafficking and Terrorism
Last month at his request, we welcomed New York State Police Investigator Jason Nellis into our home. We talked for about 90 minutes in a part of our house not yet contaminated by Herkimer trafficking gangs’ 21 months of poison gas attacks. Our conversation highlighted the inherent inability of local and state law enforcement to cope with gang-based domestic terrorism.
Herkimer Child Trafficking Sparks Concern In Albany
We were our usual unflinchingly outspoken selves. Investigator Nellis was an engaged listener. He didn’t agree with some of our suppositions, and we didn’t agree with some of his assumptions. It was a polite and frank exchange during which we made the following points:
Herkimer child trafficking now apparently out of range of our cameras – Not gone far. Child trafficking brings welcomed cash into economically depressed Herkimer. Has long been protected here. Logistically complex operation with many dependencies. Has proven local partners and protected properties. Moving it from Herkimer would be difficult, costly, time-consuming and risky.
Herkimer landlords complacently shelter child traffickers – Property owner need not be complicit with cash-heavy criminals. Just has to rent to them. Herkimer’s historic child trafficking hub properties’ landlord Jay Smith was a case raised by state police investigator. For years Smith provided rental properties to the high-volume transnational child trafficker Little Mama and the Stanley Sykes gang. The gang’s still there, still trafficking.
FBI has sole jurisdiction over child trafficking – This we knew. Local and state police agencies haven’t the resources to tackle child trafficking cartels and their transnational networks. Billions in child trafficking profits make large bribes possible. The FBI has the resources to take on large gangs and also provides assurance of integrity.
Why State Police can’t stop Herkimer poison gas attacks
It became obvious as we talked that the State of New York has no way to detect and interdict poison gas attacks on the scale we’ve experienced. No state does–states haven’t the resources and their police agencies haven’t the structure. These heinous attacks constitute domestic terrorism. They’re staged from fleets of vehicles modified to stealthily dispense clouds of invisible, odorless pesticide, and from neighboring properties rented to drug and child traffickers.
This isn’t just about us. The many vehicles and properties involved argue this is a well-established, well-honed strategy for driving people from their homes, dead or alive. Houses can then be picked up for a song at tax auction, quickly mitigated, and tenanted with gang members.
There was much talk of the burden of proof of poisoning being our responsibility. Opening an investigation, we were told, would require evidence in the form of medical tests and property toxicity reports–at our expense.
Investigator Nellis used the word “evidence’ quite a bit. No evidence, no investigation. We think probable cause should be enough to open an investigation with evidence to be obtained by the police during the course of the investigation. But to do so would require more resources, and be a tacit admission that regional law enforcement has long been either been willfully ignorant of the danger or asleep at the switch.
Only the FBI Can Halt Herkimer Gangs
There have been strong indications in the last few years of a large federal law enforcement presence in and around Herkimer. Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground. It seems to us that toxicity levels from these poison attacks have been confirmed by lab testing and direct observation. And resources deployed accordingly.
Some big bites have been taken out of the gangs’ poison gas campaign capabilities in Herkimer. The feds have the resources for this. Drone-mounted thermal imaging cameras can detect poison gas being dispensed, and follow the identified spraying vehicles and deal with their drivers.
I was remounting a security camera on the side of my house facing 334 Pleasant Avenue the other day when I was suddenly wreathed in toxic fumes from the vicinity of 334’s parking lot. As we’ve noted, several houses on the parking lot have long been home to Herkimer gangs trafficking drugs and kids. They and their allies typically spray us and our home daily with volatilized pesticides. This most recent poison gas attack during school bus pickups highlights the ongoing failure of local police to deal with this heinous terrorism.
Herkimer Domestic Terrorism Attacks Enter 21st Month
These terrorist attacks are now in their 21st month. Local police remain baffled. State police are complacent. The pesticides used are odorless, colorless and dispensed using insecticide foggers mounted beneath specially modified vehicles. These weapons of domestic terrorism release a fast-moving toxic cloud in a two-story arch with a typical range of 60 feet. The school bus was within 30 feet of the attacking vehicle. The gas didn’t stop there.
Another Herkimer Poison Gassing Vehicle In Action
A review of our security footage showed a vehicle parked at 341 Eureka Avenue exiting the parking lot via the 334 driveway. The vehicle carried 3 small children and was driven by a woman. This attack occurred as a school bus on Pleasant Avenue at the base of the 334 driveway was boarding a child. Here’s a video of the incident:
Woman and 3 children from 341 Eureka Avenue exit 334 Pleasant Avenue parking lot in vehicle while I’m mounting a new camera. As they pass I’m again sprayed with pesticide. A moment later, the school bus arrives and waits in front of 332-334 Pleasant Ave to pick up a young boy. The gas would have by then been in the street.
While I can’t prove that that vehicle was the spraying vehicle, there are no other credible suspects.
This poisoning has long been way out of hand and is endangering many people besides the pesky nuisances who write Herkimerpost.com.
Above is a photo from an 11/6 surveillance video, which shows someone with a striking resemblance to the poison vehicle driver gesticulating in protest at our security devices. She was apparently expressing heartfelt opinions to a man, perhaps Herkimer landlord Jay Smith, the owner of the lot and the houses it serves. (Our neighborhood criminals previously complained to the Herkimer police about our backyard light and were told that New York doesn’t have a light nuisance law.)
Crime Fighting LED Lighting
We’re sprayed with poison gas several time a day from the direction of adjacent 334 Pleasant Avenue. 334 appears to be housing some new trafficking gang members following the disappearance of the Sykes gang’s Carrie Ann Bass and Stanley Sykes. We’ve illuminated the previously darkened portion of the 334 area from which seems to be the origin of the poison gas attacks. The contrast before and after the addition of the LED lighting is quite striking:
It is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to protect our village from poison gas attacks which endanger our people, our water supply and our clean air. What country is this? These acts of terrorism must stop now.
Given the huge volume of gas dispensed last night,the barrages had to have involved either multiple hand foggers or agricultural pesticide equipment. Other homes were surely impacted. These charming old village homes are quite porous and can be penetrated by a Syria-level chemical attack. Most houses aren’t as hardened against vapors as ours.
0935 – Cat Marley just ventured out for a bit of air in our driveway. A driveby gassing attack followed within 10 minutes. Only a spotter in 331 Pleasant Avenue would have seen Marley, who is a cagey cat. Unsurprisingly many houses around us have fallen vacant, and amid a housing shortage.
Can’t spot any open car windows coincident with the drivebys. Could the Sykes gang’s paymasters have gone to the expense of outfitting vehicles with foggers affixed to the car undercarriages?
This is our first entry in our Herkimer Spring Gas Attacks log. Seems my posting of yesterday was not well liked by some of our criminal neighbors. (That would be the Stanley Sykes gang and its allies, billeted here on Pleasant Avenue. Our cameras catch some of their activities.)
We and much of Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue were subjected to a series of poison gas attacks last night. Although we were the intended victims, the Usual Suspects dispensed gas from up the street, from the King Street side of Pleasant Avenue. Others were surely impacted.
The prevailing wind was from the west, spreading the gas down Pleasant Avenue
Multiple poisonous waves were dispensed–pesticides volatized with at least portable electric foggers. To keep off our cameras, criminals brazenly substituted volume for accuracy, staying out off camera range as they hosed the street with poison for hours.
A Series of Cascading Gas Attacks
This series of cascading attacks began at approximately 2330 on 4/23 and continued until about 0500 today. Attackers succeeded in creating an invisible pesticide cloud that took hours to fade. Its effects were still discernible at 0700 as one walked west toward King Street from 330 Pleasant Avenue (us) past four houses before returning. We wouldn’t have been the only house touched by the gas. The gas of the season still seems to be the Sykes gang’s favorite, a pyrethrin pesticide, judging from its effects, but the residue bore a chlorine odor. Many pyrethrin compounds are odorless. (It wasn’t chlorine gas: had it been, people would be dead.)
Typical pyrethrin symptoms are asthmatic breathing, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, headache, nausea, loss of coordination, tremors, convulsions, facial flushing and swelling, and burning and itching sensations. Small children are especially vulnerable.