Redbridge residents discuss safety in wake of shooting
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
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Detective Greg Gilstrap of the Tracy Police Department (left) talks to members of the insular Redbridge community on Thursday, March 28 to discuss safety concerns following a recent shooting in the community. The Redbridge homeowners association board listens to the presentation. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Detective Greg Gilstrap of the Tracy Police Department (left) talks to members of the insular Redbridge community on Thursday, March 28 to discuss safety concerns following a recent shooting in the community. The Redbridge homeowners association board listens to the presentation. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Members of the insular Redbridge community members listen on March 28 to a presentation by Detective Greg Gilstrap of the Tracy Police Department about safety concerns following a recent shooting in the community. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Members of the insular Redbridge community members listen on March 28 to a presentation by Detective Greg Gilstrap of the Tracy Police Department about safety concerns following a recent shooting in the community. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A 17-year-old Tracy girl who was shot during a party at her Redbridge home on March 16 could face surgery to remove a bullet lodged in her lung, according to the girl’s mother.

Nikki Mello was wounded around 3 a.m. on the 2800 block of Redbridge Road by an unknown man during a party at the teen’s house, according to police.

The teen’s mother, Yvette Perez, said during a telephone interview Friday, March 29, that her daughter is doing better, but she still has to see a specialist to determine if the bullet can be removed.

“She has a bullet in her left lung, a centimeter from her heart,” Perez said. “No surgeon will risk losing the lung. They (doctors) are all leaning toward leaving it (bullet) there.”

Perez said her daughter was doing better but noted that she was in pain during the immediate days after the shooting.

The bullet went into the teen’s back and ricocheted off a couple of ribs before entering her lung, Perez said.

She’s now recovering at home, according to Perez.

“This is hard,” she said. “It could have happened to anybody’s kid.”

A single parent of two holding down two jobs, Perez said she has tried all she can think of to control her “troubled teen.”

She said Nikki is known for having unsupervised parties at the family’s Redbridge home.

On the night of the shooting, Perez said she was with a family member in Fremont.

“I’m not an ignorant parent,” she said. “I’ve tried everything.”

Spreading concern

News of the shooting caused a commotion among residents in the Redbridge community, located off Lammers Road south of 11th Street in western Tracy.

On March 18, the Redbridge homeowners association board of directors invited Tracy Police Department Detective Gregory Gilstrap to their monthly meeting to answer questions from concerned residents.

Board President Dave Lieberman told the gathering of about 50 residents at the Redbridge House, 2935 Redbridge Road, that the shooting involving the Perez family could have happened to anyone.

Lieberman said the meeting was to address general safety and security issues within the Redbridge community.

He provided police with two hours of security video from four community cameras that might have captured the license plate of the shooter’s car.

Gilstrap, who is not investigating the shooting, said he didn’t know a lot about the case, so he couldn’t discuss it.

He did advise residents to call police when a party with loud music was starting. He said early notice would enable officers to shut down the party before it got out of control.

“We have a noise ordinance,” he said. “Call the police if you hear music more than 50 feet away and it’s disturbing you. The earlier, the better.”

One woman said she heard the party starting around 10:30 p.m., but according to police reports, officers were not called until 2:55 a.m.

A man, who only identified himself as a member of security firm Spearhead Protection Inc., which reportedly oversees Redbridge security patrols, said his guard received a call for a fight at 2:59 a.m. He said the guard got to the house in three minutes and saw police approaching the residence.

“It was a low-key, spontaneous quick situation that got bad,” he said. “We want to stop this type of thing.”

A man, who identified himself as Perez’s neighbor, said he heard people shouting around 2:30 a.m. About 10 minutes later, he heard six gunshots.

“I came here to retire,” he said. “Something has to be done.”

Possible fixes

Lieberman asked Gilstrap if social media could facilitate a party getting out of control.

“Without a doubt,” said the detective. “With an open party, you’re going to have a problem.”

One resident asked if they could control the number of vehicles coming into the neighborhood if they were not registered with the association.

Lieberman told her no, but he said they could request extra security patrols if they saw a lot of unregistered cars. He said security could notify the police if the cars were still there late at night.

Lieberman told residents the board planned to send postcards to Redbridge residents that identify who to call — police, security or property management — if a particular incident should occur.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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onlythetruth11
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April 13, 2013
Ms Perez

So you say 75 Homeowners have come by in support of you and your issues. That must be some good POT you are smoking. You should run for a Board seat if you have that much support. You could change all the rules and make wild unsupervised parties a requirement to live in Redbridge. I think you are crazy since I drive by your home daily and I have not seen this massive group gathering to give you praise as the mother of the year.



I took the time to look at the first 65 comments and here are the results. Of the 26 different people that have commented. You have 17 people who think you are a complete loser parent or worse, you have 3 people that comment on things that are irrelevant to the topic and then you have the 2 people that are your supporters I guess you could say 3 if you count your daughter. The numbers are ugly for you.

I hope you realize that no one wants to hear you defend yourself we just do not want it to happen again in our community.

April93
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April 11, 2013
LADY,YOU HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER BUY YOU POT.
SpikeVFR
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April 11, 2013
" Perez said she has tried all she can think of to control her 'troubled teen.'"

Really, is that why you were in Fremont while your child held a party at your home in Tracy? A child you admit is known for throwing unsupervised parties in your home? If it is a known issue, and happens again, you haven't done everything.

And let's not forget, you are the parent, act like one. Clearly that hasn't been happening.

not an ignorant parent perhaps, but one who doesn't owe up to their responsibilities

Workinhard123
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April 11, 2013
@ Spike. She stated she didn't leave the daughter home alone unsupervised. It's obvious this girl failed to stay in the hands of another adult knowing the home was enpty. Certainly wouldn't be the first time I've seen that in my own neighborhood. I feel for the person that got word of the news thinking this child was more then likely asleep.
SpikeVFR
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April 12, 2013
workinghard - in the article above she states nothing at all about leaving another adult at home -- nothing. And this appears to be an ongoing problem, since the mother admits that her daughter is know for throwing such parties, so even if there was someone left there this time, it either hasn't happened in the past or the "adult" is a responsible adult. Either of those options means the mother should have taken other options prior to this. If you are a responsible parent, and you have a child that you know throws parties, then you either ramp up the punishment and or the child isn't left in a situation where they can throw parties. ie, you take her wtih you to the family member's house in Fremont. This is part of being a responsible adult & parent.
backinblack
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April 11, 2013
Hey Workinhard, I'm a commercial insurance agent and I assume you know as well as I one word can change a policy or in your case a contract. You should also know it's against your professional ethics and possibly privacy laws to disclose personal information on your clients or another agents clients. With that in mind allow me to throw a little something at you.

You wrote: "I stated simply FACTS!!!"

Oh really?

From you: "Last I heard about you was you were hooked on meth, forced to drug test which you tested dirty to still see your children & you've lost your job."

I'm no attorney but I appear to be better versed in law than you because "last I heard" is not going to hold up as fact in a court of law. Rather than fact the word which comes to me is hearsay.

You also wrote: "if this is the Sabrina Arellano she's referring to"

"If" does not relate to a definitive fact based statement. I'm pretty sure "if" is as dangerous a word in your profession as it is in mine. Do you actually have proof of your allegations?

cont....

backinblack
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April 11, 2013
This may help you:

li·bel (lbl)

n.

1.

a. A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages a person's reputation.

b. The act of presenting such material to the public.

To use "if" in the proper context, if the person you made the allegations against is Sabrina Arellano, and if you cannot prove your allegations as fact, and if she can prove damages due to your so far factless allegations, you could have a problem.

The other thing which I don't think was very professional is the fact you disclosed Yvette received a loan modification. What makes you think she wanted the general public to know about that? Does that not qualify in your real estate world as private information? I'l gladly stand corrected if wrong but a loan mod is not public information.

I'm pretty sure as with us you real estate boys & girls have ethics standards and also have to answer questions on your license renewal in regards to convictions or complaints filed against you.

You may want to think real hard before you pst any additional comments, just a little friendly advice from a fellow professional.
Workinhard123
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April 11, 2013
I find that really hypocritical coming from you seeing all you do is trash talk people on every post on the Press. Insurance business must be slow
Workinhard123
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April 11, 2013
Seems to me you may have ties to AllStar seeing you didn't read her these same rights as she trashed Yvette & her children. Just an opinion of course
crazytracy
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April 10, 2013
I read through the comments on both articles and I can see both sides of view. The mom is at wits ends and the neighbors want her to take some kind of responsibility instead of making excuses.

Although the mom is right it could have happened to anyone, it sounds like that is the point the neighbors are making, they dont want it to happen to them or want it to happen again in their neighborhood. I am glad she is ok and do hope that she takes this incident as a wake-up call.

Not sure what the lawsuit comment is about. State law states that once a person uploads "their own" picture to the web it is public and privacy laws dont apply. This is from a recent case where a lady posted provacative pictures of herself then tried to sue someone for reposting them. The Judge ruled against her since she initially made them public.

The best thing for her is to make ALL her social media sights "private" and not open to the public.

Friday is coming and then there will be new articles to talk about.....

tracyallstar
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April 10, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400499110057443&set=a.105426906231333.8555.100002920726583&type=1&relevant_count=1

Posted today... This definately looks like someone who is, what did she say? "Training for the 2016 Olympics for boxing??!?!
Workinhard123
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April 10, 2013
Another thing Mz Arellano your IP address can be traced & if I were Yvette I would slap a lawsuit on you right now.
JayyKayy
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April 11, 2013
@ "workinghard" Your IP address can be traced as well and you are slandering someone that may or may not be "tracyallstar" If I were this Sabrina person I'd slap a lawsuit on you. Also, if you are a real estate agent as you previously posted and your IP address were to be traced it wouldn't be a fabulous marketing strategy to be associated with this kind of slanderous pettiness, would it?
Workinhard123
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April 11, 2013
@ JayyKayy My profession has nothing to do with my post & it's AllStar that was slandering the mother of this child. I stated simply FACTS!!! This woman is well known around Tracy seeing her son plays football & baseball for many years. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones especially one with her reputation!!
JayyKayy
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April 11, 2013
I don't know her or do I care to know her business, I am just saying you have absolutely no idea who "tracyallstar" is. And you could be throwing this woman's name around for no reason. Sounds like you have personal ties to the family involved in this traumatic experience which is why you are so angered by this whole situation. But I'd say unless its confirmed that the person you are naming is the person commenting, you probably shouldn't go making assumuptions and putting her on blast. Its just bad Karma...
JayyKayy
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April 11, 2013
I don't know her or do I care to know her business, I am just saying you have absolutely no idea who "tracyallstar" is. And you could be throwing this woman's name around for no reason. Sounds like you have personal ties to the family involved in this traumatic experience which is why you are so angered by this whole situation. But I'd say unless its confirmed that the person you are naming is the person commenting, you probably shouldn't go making assumuptions and putting her on blast. Its just bad Karma...
Workinhard123
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April 11, 2013
@Jayy. I do see your point & no I don't know this family personally but I did hear through this very small town who All Star was & that's why I lashed out. Probably didht look any better then her i just let my emotions get the best of me this time. I only feel a tragic event isn't the time to attack the family dealing with it, especially coming from people with absolutely no credibility.
Workinhard123
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April 11, 2013
@ backinblack. As I stated earlier our children played ball together so no she's not or has never been a client & yes I do have proof to all my comments. "ALL" & she knows this that is why she's disappeared from this site. No reason to respond because I already said all I needed to say. My point was directed & placed where it was intended to be.
pnutgallery
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April 10, 2013
@ NikkiMello - I do hope this is a wake up call. You are better than this. Don't let people, including your mother, bring you down.

@ Vaniche123 - having kids is different than raising kids. It's time to grow up and act like a parent. Smoking pot and drinking with your kids? That is child abuse in my eyes and there is not excuse for that behavior. Maybe the drug/alcohol abuse is your way of escaping the guilt you must feel. You need help. Is rehab an option? Not for Nikki, but for you.

tracyallstar
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April 10, 2013
@onlythetruth11 it is comical that is Yvette is trying to figure out who is making comments. Try figuring out who did this to your daughter. Which one of those so called friends of her's that were in YOUR house did this.

Yvette YOU are the one who had the interview with the Tracy Press, and Dr. Phil so why would you be so upset about what people think and what their opinion is. If you don't want anyone to have an opinion, then don't broadcast your personal life for the world to see or hear.

The bottom line is that there is always someone else to blame, Never will you admit that maybe you shouldn't let your kids party, maybe you shouldn't have smoke weed with them or drink with them.

You had problems with Vanessa, she barely graduated you partied with her and her friends,now Nikki is barely graduating and you party with her and her friends. My biggest question is what is going to happen to that little boy. As Dr. Phil says, "the best predictor to future behavior is past behavior" @Jayykayy you are right we are happy Nikki is alive and we do hope she takes this second chance serious.

Knowing Yvette Im sure I will get some kind of hate response back - so predictable.
Workinhard123
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April 10, 2013
@ Tracy all star loser. If I were Yvette I wouldn't bother responding to you disgusting accusations & if this is the Sabrina Arellano she's referring to I recall you were the drunk bimbo always hanging on men at Rusty's bar. Last I heard about you was you were hooked on meth, forced to drug test which you tested dirty to still see your children & you've lost your job. I think I might be bitter if I were you also but still no need to try & hurt others because your own life has completely fallen apart. Only my opinion of course. @ Yvette don't waste your time responding to losers like this one or any other for that matter. Listen to your advisors & stay off this site.
NikkiMello
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April 10, 2013
I must say I'm rather amused, I almost lose my life and you guys are all more concerned with who's shit talking can get them the most kudos. Typical, what snot nosed resident wouldn't take the time out of their day to prove their silver spoon shines as brightly as the others. There is no excuse for my actions, not the loss of my father, nor my relationship with my mother, I had problems beyond on that and to cope I lived life day by day hiding behind smoke. No I am not perfect and neither is my family but I have clothes on my back and live under the roof of a beautiful home, I won't sit and lie that I've changed over night for there is no fairy god mother who can wash away my sin and create someone more ideal for this world. I am firm believer that every person here has purpose whether to put on a uniform and save a life, or to get shot and survive to teach one of the million other problem children how fast it can all flash before your eyes. I am blessed to say I was givin a second chance in this world, not to be judged but to learn from my mistakes and create a better future. If I've learned anything from this it is simply that life is to short with that said god bless
vaniche123
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April 10, 2013
Very well said darling but know your going to continue to read hateful comments & I just received 2 calls from very prominent people for us both to not post anymore as this is typical in all

News media & we need to focus on what were doing to move forward not what others think.
shelly13
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April 10, 2013
Every time you go to do something take a quick second and say to yourself..."would my dad approve?". Think about him before you act and make him proud. Follow that one rule and you can't go wrong. Good luck to you.
doors17
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April 10, 2013
Is the identity of the shooter known?
JayyKayy
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April 10, 2013
Honey, I must say first of all Thank GOD you are alive. If you don't take this opportunity to change, the universe may not be so forgiving next time. I think if you pool the commenters here everyone would say that they are happy you survived the ordeal. That being said, you have to understand the concern of your community. 10 years down the road if you have kids of your own you will understand the fear and concern your neighbors have that a shooting happened so close to home. You would probably want the people that brought that to your community gone too. It has nothing to do with how affluent your neighborhood is. Rich, Poor, HOA no HOA, silver spoon, plastic fork...you wouldn't want to worry about a stray bullet going through your nursery window and hitting your baby. You are blessed to have a 2nd chance. I hope you capitalize on that, because most people don't get a 3rd. Good luck to you.
saywhat2
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April 12, 2013
Thank god your brother was at a friends house and Mom was home when he came by ... out of town is a lie...Nikki you are blessed in many ways but your 17 almost 18 and posting drinking and pot daily on ig it's really sad... Stop using your dad as your excuse.your a user and your lucky with all you have. Pick yourself up before its to late!!!!
windyJ
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April 10, 2013
Open to the public Nikki tweets..."Holy hangover" "I have a blunt" "(:deeee partttyyyy hunting"

"Rollin up the first blunt of the day takin this one to the neck" all within the last week or so.............my guess she isnt changing any time soon..Where does she get the money for all the drugs anyway?
vaniche123
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April 10, 2013
@ Windyj. Not sure what that post is as I don't have Twitter but was grateful to hear it was a week or More ago. Nikki has been accepted by a long time friend & well known trainer Virgil Hunter to train for the 2016 Olympics for Women's Boxing which of course required & will continue requiring frequent drug testings. Seeing your already a fan of hers & following her on Twitter we hope to continue to have your support through her new journey. God bless
eyeswideopen2
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April 10, 2013
You don't have twitter???? @MsMelloMac (google it) is very telling, you are in complete denial. From what I understand there are only 4 people in Redbridge who don't want you gone. Where is the concern for all of your neighbors who must endure the weekly parties. I was behind you at cold stone when you were telling your friend what you were really doing the night of the shooting. Please pack up and move out, thats what Redbridge wants.
vaniche123
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April 10, 2013
@eyeswideopen. Never been to a Coldstone & had over 75 neighbors come to my home for support & have no intentions of going anywhere. But thank you for your hatred. I'd hate to live with that much anger in my heart as you have for a perfect stranger. Keep an eye on the blood pressure love especially seeing you frequent an ice cream shop
tracyallstar
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April 09, 2013
You hit it on the nail exactly @pnutgallery, DENIAL. You clearly see that Yvette has posted how everyone on here is lying and everyone is so mean and cruel to her and her family, and they have done nothing but good in their community...

and that, my people is her at her best, manipulation and lies is how she lives her life.

vaniche123
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April 09, 2013
Is this the same AllStar from Plenty of Fish Sabrina??? Sure sounds like the one. Lol
onlythetruth11
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April 09, 2013
Vanarial123,

I thought that was your fifth ex husband that did all the decorations at your house. Are you saying you did that?

I got a kick out of you saying that only 4 homeowners were not on your side of this issue. You are dreaming. I was one of the 50 plus in attendance at the meeting on 3-25-13 and if it was not for the rediculas comments by Dave Lieberman telling us that you were in the room we would have racked you over the coals as someone should have done many years ago. Someone called him out earlier for his PC BS earlier. It is funny what people will do for a couple of votes for a unpaid Board spot.
vaniche123
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April 10, 2013
@ onlythetruth. Your obviously one of the four. 1 guess. Douche Mark McDonald. FYI 3rd husband. Still married & yes we make them together. Now go look for a job seeing your seat on the board is about to go bye bye cause your a douche.
onlythetruth11
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April 10, 2013
Ms Perez,

It is so funny to watch you try and fugure out who is writing here. You have blamed Mark M. twice in seperate posts. Keep it up because as long as you are picking on him you are leaving the rest of us alone.

Regarding your comment about hearing from 2 prominate people. I hope it was the Pope and God because you need all the help you can get.

Your daughtes post was well written and I hope this is truly how she feels because she does need to make changes in her life.
shelly13
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April 09, 2013
Wow!!! Only the truth, that was a low blow. Very disappointing.

Whether she likes it or not, or agrees with it or not, I would hope that vaniche could at least understand some of the criticisms here and peoples concerns for their neighborhood and families. But we must all remember that we have not walked in her shoes.

What Pina and Cantu have to do with it other than her trying to gain some sympathy from a harsh crowd here, idk. Those were very sad cases and I would not wish that on anyone at anytime. So I am sorry vaniche that those people were close to you and you all had to suffer that. I handed out flyers for the Cantu case. It broke all of our hearts when that child was found. They seemed like a nice family...not a bunch of losers, onlythetruth!

Again I hope your daughter is able to truly change her ways for everyone's sake. What she does does not just affect you and your family but the community. Kids don't realize sometimes how far reaching their actions can be. May you have the strength to get through this and may she gain the strength to follow a better path.
vaniche123
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April 09, 2013
@ Shelly. Thank you for the kind words.Ive lived in Redbridge for 9 years & raised 3 beautiful children. Unfortunetely 1 of the three chose a different path for reasons uknown to us. Weve tried therapy,tough love,medications,cps,court systems,& even went as far as humiliating ourselves on Dr Phil desperately looking for help. We have had an outpour of wonderful neighbors in our community supporting my family & approx 4 neighbors that want to say were the Frat house of the community. Not bad odds considering theres 400 homes here, but amazing how those few people can paint a completely different picture to the outside community. Ive never received a letter from my HOA for loud music,disturbence,parties or etc.in the 9 years ive lived here. I did however receieve 2 letters in the past 9 years for my daughter acting up at the community pool which i corrected immediately by not allowing her there anymore. Weve always been considered an asset to this community for our enormous Christmas displays we make every year for the community of Tracy to enjoy. We donate these displays every year to the Tracy Boys & Girls Club or St Bernards church to be autioned off. My daughter is not a gang member nor does she associate with gang members. She was not left unsupervied nor was she left in my home the evening of the incident. I wish i could say more about the incident but im unable at this time.I will say however this has been a life changer for her & we are all praying she goes back to that bright, witty,extremely intelligent girl we all know & love. Shes been greatly missed for some time now.
pnutgallery
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April 09, 2013
@ vaniche123 - Honey, I think you are in denial. Blaming others or circumstances does not work. The only way to change the problem is to own it.

It is difficult being a single parent, I am one. My children lost their father many years ago. Sometimes you have to tough love them and I have. If I had an out of control child like yours, I would not have been with any "relative" in Fremont. My responsibility as a parent comes first and it isn't easy.

vaniche123
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April 09, 2013
@ Pnutgallery Thank you for the parenting tips. I appreciate your advice & concerns.
vaniche123
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April 10, 2013
Actually I've been married 3 times & still currently married to my husband I make the yard art with if you truly find that to be any of your business & by your sick rude remarks I'd say this is Mark McDonald. Don't hide behind computer. If your going to talk like this be man enough to step up to the plate. I did
saywhat2
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April 12, 2013
Wow!!! I've just read all this crap..Yvette you were home when when your son came home for stuff for a sleep over...and you didn't even know where he was! Lets stop the blame game.... These kids..your children have their whole life in front of them ..fix it ! Stop with the excuses . . My god she is only 17. So saddd
billfromtracy
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April 09, 2013
"She said Nikki is known for having unsupervised parties at the family’s Redbridge home.

On the night of the shooting, Perez said she was with a family member in Fremont."

This pretty much sums up everything I need to know.

vaniche123
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April 08, 2013
@ workimghard123 & nursejen Thank you from the bottom of my familes heart for your kind words & support. My nephew Rick Pina was killed at the Tracy Bowling Alley a couple years back and our very close family to Sandra Cantu was taken at the hands of a lunatic so your prayers & thoughts will never be forgotten
onlythetruth11
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April 08, 2013
So what you are telling everyone is you come from a long line of losers. The apples do not fall far from the tree.

You should be sick about your life and what you have created.
vaniche123
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April 08, 2013
@Onlythetruth11. Thank you for making my point so clear. Next
vaniche123
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April 08, 2013
@ ALLSTARTRACY Mark Mello & i never divorced, Your a liar & a very sick person. San Joaquin county public records dont lie. For the rest of you i feel sorry for you that your life is so meaningless you have nothing better to do then judge and ridicule others you really know nothing about. God bless you
backinblack
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April 09, 2013
"For the rest of you i feel sorry for you that your life is so meaningless you have nothing better to do then judge and ridicule others you really know nothing about. God bless you"

Yet you choose to judge others you do not know by saying their lives are meaningless. Hmmm.

Maybe people are tired of shootings in Tracy, maybe they're tired of people who have lost site of what personal responsibility means, maybe they're tired of out of control children and the parents who raise them.

I suggest you go to the bottom of this comment section and read TP's rules. Maybe a couple of comments are over the line but after a quick review nothing really jumps out as breaking the rules. By the way, you for whatever reason are the one who made your life public when you went on TV so what exactly did you expect?

It seems a bit hypocritical of you to go on a TV show to air your dirty laundry, then tell others their lives are meaningless because they post comments on a story involving a shooting at your home involving your trouble making daughter who you raised, hmmm.
ShockWave
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April 07, 2013
Is this the same Nikki and Yvette that was on Dr. Phil not to long ago...Might be time for a followup with Dr. Phil...
tracyborn
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April 05, 2013
Redbridge is a very nice community to live in and it is true that this insident could occur any where but we can limit such incident from happening again if we just installed the gate that has been talked about repeatedly. Just the other day I had some guy come by my house trying to sell solar panels. I asked for a card and he said he was fresh out. He was probably casing the area. I did not see him again. If we had our gate this would not happen. We need to install our gate soon.
jonpaul
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April 05, 2013
I agree with walkingtall. If her kid is a problem, then you DO NOT leave them alone at 3:00am. WTH? If this "17" yo kid is that immature, then she need to be treated like the 10 yo she acts like. There are always options to leaving your looser child alone where she can cause problems and get into trouble. I hope she learns a lesson from this....as well as her mother, but I would be very surprised if this kid wakes up and starts to grow up.

My 17yo daughter IS NOT a problem and I still would not leave her alone at 3:00am...if nothing else, just for her safety. Children depend on their parents to be good role models...some parents for whatever reason can't seem to be good role models for their kids, and this is the result. I'm glad this family does not live near me...I would not put up with this crap!
shelly13
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April 05, 2013
Redbridge is not a true gated community. If you want it to be you must have a gate with a guard and no one can come in without authorization of the homeowner. I actually thought that is what it was supposed to be, no?

I think the mom has tried many things with her daughter. I do feel bad for her. However, many here do make some good points. I think I would have made my daughter stay with me. But that's just me. Good luck. I hope she turns the corner and your family has peace and happiness from no on!
Workinhard123
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April 05, 2013
You people have nothing better to do then climb in others backyards so you dont have to look in your own. Nobody here including myself know anything of this family other then theres a troubled teen in the home. We dont know why thr mother was away, or if the teen in fact was left in the home unsupervised. For all we know the teen was left with a family memeber & snuck out to have a party in her home she knew was empty. As for the"Old fashion Parenting" comment. Who knows that hasnt been tried. To me a mother saying shes done everything she can says she has & is feeling completely helpless. As i recall from the show her mother reached out for help on this teens father died of ALS a few years back. All im saying is quit slandering & judging this family you know nothing about. As a Realtor i also looked up this home & for the record it IS NOT IN FORECLOSURE. As a matter of fact this mother through all her anguish completed a loan modification saving her home for her children & herself. I would hardly credit that as a loser parent seeing more then half a million people were incapable of completing let alone qualifing for a loan modification. Cheers to you Ms. Perez
LuckyInTracyNot
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April 05, 2013
@ Workinhard123

Say what you want but all I need to hear is 'gunshots' at a party in a neighborhood. What else is there to explain. The rest is just chatter. The gunshots or gunshot happened. You can not DEFEND THAT!!! We don't know why it was unsupervised gathering either but it was and there were gunshot(s). If the kid is under 18 (and most likely is) the mother should be held liable. She's lucky she didn't get arrested or sued for unlawful death by a gunshot.
JayyKayy
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April 08, 2013
Workinhard123--Check out the family on an episode of Dr. Phil...they aired their dirty laundry on TV, so I think its safe to say that no one is judging without warrant...

http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/1876/
tracyallstar
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April 08, 2013
Well I DO know this family personally. Yes the father died of ALS but they were already divorced when he died, over 10 years ago. She had the same problems with her older daughter as well so it is not suprising that this is happening with Nikki. It probably did not help that she smoked marajuana with her daughters nor that she drank alcohol with them as well. I personally heard her tell Nikki that she hates her and Yes I did witness this in person, and could no longer be around this behavior. I was not surprised at all when I read it was them. She puts on a good front but has always been an absent parent.


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