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Police calls lead to visit from city housing officials

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 12, 2014 at 3:40 PM

The latest incident involving a home in the 1000 block of Hancock St. occurred March 5, when “manager” Jim Risk reported having problems with one of his tenant-roommates who wanted to move out but leave her belongings there for a few days, according to a Sandusky police report.

Risk told police he “evicted” her by refusing her $50-per-week rent payment. Sandusky police informed him he’d have to go through the legal eviction process, but Risk insisted they were mistaken.

“He said officers were wrong because he knew someone else who has a lot of rentals in Sandusky and he told him how to handle the eviction” the report stated.

In the report, Lt. Richard Braun wrote: “It is known to officers that Jim rents to a group of subjects, many who are frequently intoxicated, resulting in numerous calls to the residence”

Risk’s sister owns the home, according to the report, and Risk said he “manages” the property for her.

Because the house is not a registered rental and it’s illegal to rent by the week, Braun notified Sandusky Code Enforcement.

On Monday, officers stood by as housing staff conducted a home inspection. Risk may be contacted by officials as a result, the report said.

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