In September 2010 Mr. Yturbides Mieses of 5751 Route 873 Neffs, Pa was inducted in connection with properties he owned at 538 Gordon Street, 550 N. 10th Street, 929 Pine Street and 745 Greenleaf Street in the city. All four properties were tagged Unfit for Human Habitation. 538 Gordon was on the CDBG demolition list. All four properties were under consideration for inclusion on the Allentown Redevelopment Authority Blighted Property List.
Utility services had been turned-off at the structures. The properties had numerous fire, electrical, mechanical and plumbing code violations. They were posted as being in violation of Allentown City Ordinance 12199, the city’s Property Maintenance and Rehabilitation Code.
The Allentown Police Department had responded to Mieses properties some 40 times since January 1, 2007. Reasons included person with weapon, unwanted person, indecent assault, domestic disturbances, theft in progress, illegal drug, noise and animal complaints, abandoned 911 calls and more.
Citations were filed against properties owned by Mr. Mieses for $535.00 in outstanding unpaid SWEEP violations. An additional citation was to be filed directly for the current conditions of 538 Gordon Street.