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Country club tenants concerned about crime

Feb 27, 2012 Matt Roesly

An uptick in crime in and around the property of the Palm Desert Country Club in California has many tenants up in arms about the safety of their community, the Palm Desert Patch reports. Residents of the nearby 250-unit apartment complex brought up the issue during a recent Public Safety Commission meeting, noting a spike in the number of reported arrests for parole violations, drug use and spousal abuse. Phyllis Harkins, manager of the Palm Desert Country Club Association (PDCCA), pointed specifically to the Desert Fountains area of the complex. "The crime log is clearly showing there are numerous arrests there for the amount of apartments that are there as opposed to the entire Palm Desert Country Club community," Harkins said, as quoted by the news source. However, apartment manager Brad Taylor claims his hands are tied, as much of the crime occurs away from the actual property. "If a crime is committed on or near the property, I can evict someone," Taylor said, as quoted by the media outlet. He added that he does perform tenant background screening on all his residents and has been working with law enforcement to enact a crime-free housing agreement. According to its website, the mission of the PDCCA is to "provide athletic, recreational and club facilities for the use of the residents of the Association."