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Northeast Side apartment residents fear for safety

SAPD receives nearly 60 calls since beginning of year

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – People living in a Northeast Bexar County apartment complex say they've been fearing for their safety for too long and they're fed up.

A group of residents spoke to KSAT-12 Monday afternoon about their concerns at the Midcrown Pavilion Apartments at 5414 Midcrown Drive.

"We're going to have bullets going left and right from seniors shooting people and these thugs shooting people," Debbie Travis-Malin said. She has armed herself and is urging her neighbors to do the same.

Some who have lived in the complex for many years say it's no longer a quiet senior community.

"We witness drug deals in the parking lot quite often," Karen Brown said.

San Antonio police have been called out to the complex nearly 60 times since the beginning of the year. Many of the calls report assaults, burglaries, robberies, disturbances involving weapons and suspicious people.

Community residents would like to see a fence in the back of their complex fully enclosed, frequent security patrols, individualized gate codes and better lighting in the complex.

Some say they feel like prisoners in their own homes at night and have an idea of who's responsible for the uptick in crime.

Midcrown Pavilion is managed by Capstone Real Estate Services. KSAT-12 put in calls to the corporate headquarters in Austin, as well as the regional office in San Antonio, but has not heard back.