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Audubon neighborhood works with SPD to shut down nuisance house

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The abatement of the home, located in the 1800 block of W. Montgomery, began Thursday afternoon. The abatement of the home, located in the 1800 block of W. Montgomery, began Thursday afternoon.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane Police Department says thanks to the cooperation of neighbors in the Audubon area, they have shut down a chronic drug nuisance house. 

Officer have responded to the home at 1824 W. Montgomery more than 60 times in 2015. SPD says Neighborhood Conditions Officer Traci Pronto had been working with the neighbors and the homeowner recently in an attempt to remedy the situation, but with increased reports of drug and other illegal activity in recent months, the abatement of the home began Thursday afternoon. 

SPD says calls for drug activity, assaults, vehicle thefts and trafficking in stolen property have been prevalent since the start of the year and with Audubon Elementary within one block of the home, there were safety and quality of life concerns voiced from neighbors. Citizens partnered with SPD, the City Attorney's Office, and SPD's Civil Enforcement Unit to petition the court for an abatement order. With overwhelming evidence and support from the neighborhood, the owner agreed to the abatement just hours before the Superior Court hearing. 

Spokane Police say the work and cooperation from the neighborhood was vital in getting rid of the nuisance house. 

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