Property Address:  216 S Stricker Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

Neighbors described this home as “a crackhouse” and vacant.  “People were coming in and out all the time, nobody lived there.  People would go in, do their stuff, and you’d see ’em coming out all high.”

It’s ironic that the City wants to cut fire companies, demote our hardworking fire department employees — yet the City owns property it can’t secure from vandals, vagrants, and drug addicts — property that catches fire, whether it’s occupied or not.

“We seen three of ’em running out the back just after the fire”, one man said.  “The place is nasty.”

Yes — nasty.  And now it’s even nastier, because the City can’t effectively managed the blighted vacants under its care.

Ladder truck outside 216 S Stricker Street
Burned debris outside 216 S Stricker Street