JACKSON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
People in a northeast Jackson neighborhood are frustrated that they can't seem to get rid of some unwelcome guests. They are calling on the city and police to help move some squatters out.
Imagine having people who don't live in your neighborhood start to come to the area and live in and outside an abandon property. That's just what is going on here on Wayneland Drive and several neighbors are not happy about it.
“Something has to be done with this house, either cleaned up, the house fixed or the house torn down,” said neighbor Walker Hindsman.
For more than a year, neighbors said the vacant home has unfortunately been an open door for anyone who wants to stay there.
“They have torn the fence down to jump over to get into the house, they have blankets and pillows back there, they have defecated in the backyard and it is really nasty,” said Hindsman.
The neighbors said they tried to run off the unwanted guests as well as clean and acquire the property, but they haven't had much look..... Rest of article.
Dear WLBT News Director: Since some of your reporters are apparently not capable of doing research for a story, please follow this tutorial if you. want to find out who owns a home.
1. Go to the Hinds County website.
2. Scroll down and click on either "landroll" or "property taxes". Property taxes will be selected for this tutorial.
3. Enter "Wayneland" in the street name. It is optional to enter "5565" in the street number but try it both ways as sometimes the search will not return a result if the number is used.
4. Voila. We see that Jean J. Blackledge owns the property.
Blackledge's taxes are current. See for yourself.
Who is Jean Blackledge? No idea. Feel free to send any information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chances are she is probably an elderly lady who either passed away or had to move. What is sad is a JPD officer lives down the street. He proudly parks his car by the street so everyone can see it but is apparently too lazy to check on what happens on his own street.