Butler County Times Gazette
  • Management looking into added security at Villas after shooting

  • The management at the Villas apartment complex is taking steps to prevent future incidents at their facility following a shooting there last week.
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  • The management at the Villas apartment complex is taking steps to prevent future incidents at their facility following a shooting there last week.
    Deputy Chief Curt Zieman updated the El Dorado City Commission on the incident during their meeting Monday evening.
    “It is still an active investigation,” Zieman said. “I can tell you we have had a number of incidents at that complex since it opened.”
    There have been four or five personal felonies, as well as numerous other minor calls at the facility, which is located at Towanda and Haverhill.
    For all of the incidents except the shooting, people have been arrested and charged, with the cases still pending in court.
    “I can tell you management is taking some steps to try to combat some of this stuff,” Zieman said.
    One thing they are doing is starting tomorrow night they will have security there at night. In addition, Monday night, the police department provided security at the apartment complex.
    They also are changing their procedures as far as entry access to make more accountability.
    In addition, city attorney Jim Murfin has requested a list of the incidents since the Villas opened so he can go through those and break down the types of crimes there and charges filed.
    “I can give information not only about where we are at, but what we can do going forward,” Murfin said.

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