Abandoned Trailers Leave Parents Afraid for Child Safety

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

One neighborhood outside St. Albans’ city limits has three dilapidated trailers that residents say attract the wrong crowd.

“It’s getting to the point that it’s really dangerous for young ones to be out here playing,” said Rick Hazlewood.

Rick has two young children who he fears for their safety daily. He said he is constantly finding used needles and pipes on the trailers property. He has even found them near the street where his kids play.

“You’re scared to death for your kids, the kids have to walk past that every morning and every afternoon going and coming from school. When it’s warm outside and the kids are out playing, young kids are going to be curious and if they get in there, it’s hard to tell what they’d get into,” said Rick.

The neighborhood is off of Route 817 in St. Albans, but lays outside city limits, which means the Kanawha County Commision is responsible for demolition orders.

The county commission has communicated updates and statuses with Rick and his family. They explained there was some sort of miscommunication, but demolition orders and now properly noted and placed of the three structures.

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