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Spokane Valley neighborhood still dealing with nuisance home despite owner's arrest

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Five people were arrested in the April raid, including homeowner Charles Douvia. Five people were arrested in the April raid, including homeowner Charles Douvia.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A Spokane Valley neighborhood is still dealing with a nuisance home again, months after the homeowner was arrested.

In April, Spokane County Sheriff deputies raided the Spokane Valley home after they found evidence of drugs and prostitution. 20 people were detained and five were arrested, including the homeowner Charles Douvia.

This week, Douvia skipped a court date leaving a warrant out for his arrest and now a neighborhood is watching how it all plays out. "In about the last week, the revolving cast of characters has come back," said Bart Stewart, a neighbor who lives by the nuisance home.

Ever since the raid happened though, there's been a big difference. "It has been very peaceful for weeks now," said Stewart.  

However, since the homeowner missed his court date, traffic has picked back up. Stewart's not letting his guard down, "We've dealt with it before, we'll deal with it again."

If you have a nuisance house in your neighborhood, there are resources out there for you to take control of the situation.

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