Knoxville house boarded up after nuisance charges filed

Knoxville house boarded up after nuisance charges filed

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The house is located on West Woodland Avenue, just off Beaumont Avenue. The house is located on West Woodland Avenue, just off Beaumont Avenue.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville home that the district attorney's office calls a hotbed of crime is now boarded up after it was closed Thursday.

The house is located on West Woodland Avenue, just off Beaumont Avenue.

District Attorney Randy Nichols says the home has been the site of eleven police calls and eight arrests since 2009.

He says the closure comes after members of the Knoxville Police Department's Repeat Offender Squad bought drugs at the house.

The DA's office hopes people will see a positive change.

"Hopefully, the neighbors and the rest of the community will feel safer with this place boarded up and nobody being on the property for awhile," Nichols said.

The DA's office reports that previous nuisance properties have seen an 85-percent reduction in crime and reports of crime.

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