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  • Wall to wall trash, rotting dead rodents found in NH home

    06/30/2017 3:39:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 30 JUNE 2017 | KIRO 7
    ROCHESTER, N.H. - Police responded to a Rochester, New Hampshire mobile home after a neighbor reported rats running through the yard. Before they even got inside, it was clear something was wrong. Officers said when Keni-Lynn Mone opened the door, a strong aroma wafted out. It smelled like a mix of trash, bleach, urine and feces, they said. When they went into the mobile home at Briar Ridge Estates, they realized a few rats were only the beginning.
  • Florida woman evicted over massive toy collection

    05/29/2017 1:44:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    WSFA ^ | 05/27/2017
    A massive stuffed animal collection was deemed a fire hazard and the woman who owns them has to move out - toys in tow. Nancy Duchovnay's home is filled with thousands of toys. So many, in fact, there's only one place to sit down and just a small pathway through the house. The collection spreads through the living room, kitchen, bedroom and even the bathroom. Appliances and other household items are blocked because there are too many stuffed animals to access them. "Changing the sheets is a major problem because I have to get everybody off," Duchovnay said. But it's...
  • Man allowed to keep garden strewn with clutter 'because he is a hoarder'

    08/28/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8/27/15 | Greg Walton
    A man has been granted official permission to continue storing dozens of old doors and window frames in his front garden because he is a hoarder. The man’s neighbours are furious that he has been given the dispensation to carry on filling his front garden with the surplus domestic fittings. Michael Legg, whose lawn is strewn with years worth of clutter, was previously granted planning permission to use his bungalow for retail purposes. But since the permission expired in 2007 he has failed to revert the property to solely domestic use and the garden is now overflowing with detritus. Somerset...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • Thieves Show Up To Ransack Hoarder’s Long Beach Home

    07/10/2012 6:22:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 7, 2012 11:00 PM | Ed Mertz
    LONG BEACH (CBS) — Officials report that thieves are ransacking a Long Beach home. That in itself would normally not be news, but the crooks are stealing from a hoarder. And not just any hoarder. Police and neighbors say thieves and junk scavengers have been stealing from Antonio Gorospe. Thursday, Gorospe allegedly shot a code inspector in the face before a seven hours-long barricade situation. Police ultimately got him out with tear gas, knocked a wall down with a tractor and a K-9 unit. Our cameras were rolling when the dog took him down. What are they stealing from Gorospe?...
  • Man dies in fire at home piled chest-high with debris (Hoarder(-cide?) Alert!)

    03/10/2011 12:03:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/11 | Daniel Lovering - Reuters
    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – An elderly man was killed when his home, piled high with debris, burst into flames and he was unable to escape through a crammed door, firefighters said on Thursday. Firefighters trying to battle the blaze pushed their way into the home jammed with pizza boxes and other detritus and found the body of John Rabusseau, 77, early Wednesday morning. "He was a hoarder, which they attribute to part of why he died because he couldn't get out the door," said Crystal Rosensteel, a records clerk at the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire. "They actually had to force the...
  • Dead Body Found in Hoarders Home. Missing Mother?

    03/10/2011 6:53:58 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 9 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 10, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The body didn't appear to have injuries or trauma. There was an orange juice container found inside the plastic wrap that the body was in. The container was marked with a 2003 date but authorities aren't sure if the woman had the container with her when she died or if it fell into the wrap because of the hoarding conditions of the house.
  • Body of Las Vegas woman found in clutter at home

    08/28/2010 8:42:32 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2010 | OSKAR GARCIA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A four-month search for a missing Las Vegas woman came to a ghastly end this week when her husband found her corpse in their home amid a labyrinth of squalor that had been impassable even to search dogs.
  • Police Seize Over 300 Guns from Rockford Home

    08/12/2010 11:06:13 AM PDT · by crusadersoldier · 257 replies · 1+ views
    Police say a 67 year-old man owns the home and the weapons. He is a legally registered gun owner. "At the current time we're taking the firearms for safe keeping as evidence until we can further investigate this," says Deputy Chief Lindmark. Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood. Woods' says, "Even if he's a registered gun owner or not, that just seems like its too many rifles."
  • Houston Hoarder of the Century Estate Sale

    07/24/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    margiebeeglesales ^ | July 23, 2010 | n/a
    Mostly pictures.
  • 40 Dogs Siezed After Found Living In Filth

    07/13/2008 7:30:55 PM PDT · by MaryFromMichigan · 15 replies · 559+ views
    NEWSCHANNEL 3 ^ | July 12, 2008 - 11:04PM | NEWSCHANNEL 3
    Over 40 dogs were seized from within the residence.Investigators tell NEWSCHANNEL 3 that the homeowner would cover her back yard in newspapers, then shovel them into piles once the dog feces was a half foot deep.We spoke with Sheldon's niece and she said, "[Helen] doesn't realize how bad it is. All this stuff you see around here, this has been this way for a long time." Sheldon's niece added that her aunt suffers from a mental illness.
  • Living in squalor: Basically, it's your choice

    08/21/2005 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 809+ views
    New Hampshire Sunday News ^ | August 21, 2005 | Shawne Wickham
    Does someone have a right to live in squalor? Under New Hampshire law, the answer is yes — but only to a point. Two recent cases, in which town officials took action against homeowners in Warner and Andover, have garnered front-page headlines, and led some to ask why someone didn't step in earlier. But the reality is that New Hampshire's laws allow folks to pretty much live as they choose, so long as their lifestyle doesn't threaten their own health or that of others. Elliott Berry is a housing expert at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which has represented homeowners in...
  • Researchers Find Clues to 'Pack-Rat' Urge

    12/18/2004 7:05:24 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 87 replies · 6,588+ views
    WebMD Medical News ^ | Dec. 17, 2004 | Miranda Hitti
    Attention, pack rats: science may have figured you out. Researchers say they've found an area of the brain that seems to govern the urge to collect. For most people, collecting is a perfectly healthy behavior. It's an outlet for expressing passion for just about anything, such as stamps, wine, art, shoes, or Elvis memorabilia. Collecting is also common among animals, and not just for food. It's been observed in creatures great and small, from mammals to insects. For instance, some birds can't resist aluminum and bright objects, while hamsters gather glass beads when given the chance. But in rare cases,...
  • Four Dogs Die From Neglect, One Dozen Rescued (Michigan)

    07/14/2008 4:57:36 AM PDT · by MaryFromMichigan · 5 replies · 139+ views
    WWMT TV Kalamazoo ^ | June 24, 2008 - 10:51PM | NEWSCHANNEL 3
    Second sad story about abused dogs in the state.
  • 52 cats taken from Elkhart woman's home

    03/13/2010 2:27:28 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 675+ views
    52 cats and one dog were removed from the home of a 76 year old Elkhart woman Tuesday by Elkhart Police Department's animal control officer and Humane Society workers. Elkhart Humane Society Assistant Director Rachel Dennis says the cats and dog are all in poor health, suffering from respiratory problems, matted eyes and infested with insects. Adult Protective Services was called to assist the 76 year old woman who was living in the feces covered trailer. The woman is now living with a family member. Elkhart Police say a maintenance worker at Four Season Trailer Park flagged down an animal...
  • House Of Filth: Nearly 100 Cats Found In NJ Home

    03/28/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT · by alice_in_bubbaland · 68 replies · 2,028+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | Mar, 28, 2009 | Sean Hennessey
    SPCA Officials Stunned After 2 Feet Of Feces Found In Room Of House Located In Million-Dollar Community Officers Say It's One Of The Worst Cases Ever Reported Reporting Sean Hennessey CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) ― One New Jersey SPCA official said it was probably the worst case he's ever seen.
  • Authorities investigate how Valrico woman found among cats, clutter came to live that way

    06/30/2009 5:28:23 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 3,357+ views
    VALRICO — It took 15 minutes to get through the front door of a $300,000 house. Investigators used broomsticks and mop handles to push away debris. From inside a gated Valrico community, they removed a frail older woman and some of her cats — eight dead and 15 alive. Hillsborough County Animal Services said both the woman and the cats appeared neglected. The Department of Children and Families was summoned, to see whether 74-year-old Alice Santy, a woman who showed signs of hoarding, needed help. Now, the Sheriff's Office is investigating to see how Mrs. Santy, who is married, came...
  • Hoarder Dies After Becoming Lost in Maze of His Own Trash

    01/08/2009 7:34:02 PM PST · by RDTF · 97 replies · 1,917+ views
    Fox ^ | Jan 8, 2009 | Sun UK
    An eccentric loner in Britain hoarded so much trash he had to burrow through it to get around his home — then got lost in the maze of tunnels Friday and died of thirst. Human mole Gordon Stewart, 74, had filled his rooms up to the ceiling with 10 years’ worth of garbage and clutter, making it impossible to walk around. -snip-
  • Shopaholic spinster found dead under 3ft of unopened goods

    01/08/2009 8:31:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    A spinster who obsessively hoarded clothes died in her home after a mountain of suitcases fell on her, burying her alive. Joan Cunnane, 77, owned 300 scarves as well as thousands of trinkets and valuables. They took up so much space in her bungalow that she had only a 2ft-wide path to get around them, and her car and garage were packed with other goods. After she was reported missing earlier this week, it took police searching her home two days to sift through her possessions. Miss Cunnane was eventually found buried under a 3ft pile of cases in a...
  • Children Pulled From a House of Filth

    12/29/2009 9:08:57 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 29 replies · 1,450+ views
    WTRF-TV ^ | December 29, 2009 | Crissy Clutter
    AMSTERDAM, Ohio -- Deputies found garbage wall to wall inside the Amsterdam home and now one parent is facing charges. The 10-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy are in the care of a foster parent tonight and the father is facing a charge of child endangerment. Sheriff Fred Abdalla said me he did not arrest the mother because she is pregnant with the couples third child.