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Bolingbrook Father Petitions Village to 'Stop the Violence'

A break in a fence line between a subdivision and townhomes is a "gateway for persons involved in criminal activity," the petition says.

Bolingbrook Father Petitions Village to 'Stop the Violence' Bolingbrook Father Petitions Village to 'Stop the Violence' Bolingbrook Father Petitions Village to 'Stop the Violence'

A Bolingbrook man has launched an online petition to close an opening in a fence line between his neighborhood and the subdivision of townhomes on Fernwood Drive. 

Christopher Montrose has garnered 123 supporters so far on his online petition. He's looking for 200 total. 

Read the full petition on Change.org

Montrose is a single father of four who lives on Harwood Drive. The street dead ends behind Rocket Ice Arena, abutting Lot O of Fernwood Drive. 

He writes on Change.org that on Sept. 15, someone tossed his 15-inch high cement statue through his children's bedroom window.

"Seconds later, (he heard) the blood curdling scream of my own children and then them running out of their room...Unfortunately, glass was thrown through the room and into the hallway. And on top of that, now I have children afraid of their own bedroom."

Montrose writes that the opening in the fence line is "a gateway for persons involved in criminal activity." Montrose and those commenting on the petition have mentioned multiple residential and car burglaries and graffiti. 

"We as residents of this block are in need of help to get this issue resolved. Our homes, our property, and our children are falling victims to the ongoing crime that this opening allows."

The petition will be sent to the village of Bolingbrook.  

The following is the petition letter: 

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Village of Bolingbrook.

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Remove a foot traffic opening in a fence line.

The opening in this fence line is a gateway for persons involved in criminal activity. Multiple residential, vehicle break ins, as well as ongoing property damage. This opening is also access for people to engage in drug sales as well. We as residents of this block and others against drugs and violence are in need of help to get this issue resolved. Our homes, our property, and our children are falling victims to the ongoing crime that this opening allows. 
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Sincerely,

[Your name]

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