Shooting Incident on May 24, 2019 – Letter from Property Owners

June 10, 2019

Lakemoor Hills HOA

Emergency Response Team Security Subgroup

 

RE:                         Meeting  regarding shooting incident at 2641 Lynbrulee Lane, Knoxville, TN on May 24, 2019

Present:                Mike Parker, John Haynes, Buz Copeland

Homeowners:     Aaron Maness & Angela James Maness

Greetings to the Lakemoor  Hills HOA!

At the request of the above mentioned representatives of the Lakemoor Hills Security team my husband and I want to address the recent incident at our home, but first we want to let you know that you are represented well by your security team. We are pleased at the way these gentlemen have interacted with us from the very start with John Haynes being the initiator and the contact person for us. We are also pleased at the way they have communicated to the association members, relevant and more accurate information regarding the incident. As you can imagine there was and to some degree probably still is a lot of misinformation, so let us give you facts as we know them and let us also state that our position on this matter is that we are still waiting on the conclusion of the active investigation.

We are actively engaged in this matter on EVERY level because we love the neighborhood and have plans to return there, so the reputation of the neighborhood is of the utmost importance to us. We will not tolerate the sale of any illicit products or activity at our home and will not allow the occupancy of anyone engaged in such behavior for obvious reasons and most notably because of the unwanted element it would draw to the neighborhood.  With that being said, let us say that we do not believe that drugs are being sold in or through any outlet connected to the house.

The house is leased through Tenant’s Choice to an engaged couple with a child, not a single individual. As the initial purchaser of the home I have been pleased with their screening process over the years and have not had reason to question their process of background checks.  The young couple comes from large families and are embarking on building a new life together. She is a nurse. He is a student and entrepreneur with a Food Truck. These businesses are one of the fastest growing industries and generate a large amount of revenue. Cities all over the country are embracing these businesses as excellent sources of tax revenue to the city’s bottom line and revenue stream.  Based on what I know personally about this industry I know that the criminally minded might see the operator as a robbery opportunity. We believe this to be the case.

The intruder did not expect anyone to be at the house on one of their busiest selling days. Opportunity.  The male monitoring his home from the food truck saw suspicious activity when his alarm went off. HE was the first to call the police. After watching his videos and listening to police conversation I believe they came with a preconceived theory of what was taking place. Based on arbitrary statements made, but not evidence supported, they began their investigation. We are happy that the response of the police was overwhelming and that this situation has gained the level of investigation that it has. It sends a strong message to criminals and to the neighborhood; that criminals are not welcomed and action will be taken.

It is in the interest of everyone involved to engage in careful communication. Some information I have heard and received are pure fabrications; other communication is worded to be intentionally misleading, causing unnecessary apprehension and fear. This hurts us all. It devalues the neighborhood and potential property values.

My husband and I will continue to work with the HOA’s outstanding security team, legal representation, the tenants and the police to insure the best outcome for us all. While we do not support the total response of the female to the burglary attempt, we do support the couple’s right to life, home and property protection. Would we have handled it differently? Probably yes, but it is hard to know. I am not a millennial. I am older and wiser and not in imminent fear of my life or the life of my baby.

Let’s all wait for the final factual report and if you can, please support them until you know you have a reason not to.

Sincerely,

Original Sent by:

Angela James Maness on behalf of

Aaron & Angela Maness: Property Owners

 

Design Workshop for Commercial Corridor on Alcoa Hwy.

On Wednesday, June 12 the EAST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER will send out our survey to all Lakemoor Hills residents asking for their input for businesses and services that they would like to see included into the redevelopment of the commercial corridor along Alcoa Highway.
The survey will take less that 5 minutes to complete and will be used to inform the design teams that will be working at the Design Charrette on July 26 what residents will prefer to see at that location.
The email will come from EAST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER.  
Gene Burr is our contact for anyone that would like to participate in the charrette, but space is very limited.  Everyone is invited to view the outcomes from the design charrette starting at 5 PM at the North Campus of Sevier Heights Baptist Church.
I encourage everyone to voice their ideas so we can get the best ideas before the design teams on July 26.

Notebook found

A blue notebook full of knitting needles in plastic pouches was found by a friend this week in the middle of the road on Montlake near the Timberlake intersection. It might have fallen off the roof of a car.

If it belongs to you or you know who it might belong to, let me know and I’ll get it to you.

Thanks, Barbara Houchin

Missing kitten – kitten found!!

Valerie Biberdorf (Velmetta Circle) asked me to post that they are missing a black kitten with green eyes that is 6 weeks old. Please be 0n the outlook for the kitten and call Valerie if you find it!  Thanks!

Valerie Biberdorf  865-621-8216

kitten found so no need to look anymore!

Summary of Incident on Friday May 24th

Status

Dear Neighbors:

This is a summary of what your Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association Emergency Response Team leaders have been able to confirm about the Friday May 24 “emergency” incident occurring in our neighborhood. We have been told that the lead officer is still actively working the case. There are reports and statements that may contradict what various witnesses have said and what people have been told.  This is not unusual for reports to do this given many different statements and viewpoints provided to the police during the initial investigation.

The renter (female) of the house (2641 Lynbrulee Drive) was charged with Reckless Endangerment. She stated that she shot a gun at the intruder (male) at the rental address.  The report states that the female renter chased the intruder in her car on Montlake Drive. A resident in the neighborhood witnessed the female shooting out of her car window at the male who was eventually apprehended at 3824 Maloney Road. The male was booked on several charges such as aggravated assault, vandalism, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and intent to go armed dangerous felony, theft, and simple possession of a controlled substance.  He is to appear in court on June 6.

As a result of this incident (thankfully no one was hurt) we now recognize the need for a “quick notice alarm” neighborhood system for any emergency or suspicious situation.  We have identified a system which will allow for immediate notices going out to 1) our website e-mail, 2) a text message and 3) a Facebook message and will be working on rolling this out.

We are also beginning negotiations for the best contract pricing on additional cameras at the other two entrances whenever the Alcoa Highway project is completed.

We have also been in touch with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to establish more details of the investigation.

In the coming weeks, we will advise you of whatever progress is made. In the meantime, your ideas and/or participation will be appreciated. If you see a need to have a community meeting at the church, please e-mail us at lakemoorhillshoapresident@gmail.com and we will set it up.

Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association Emergency Response Team Security Subgroup

Mike Parker, John Haynes, Bob Proctor

CALADIUMS

THERE HERE!!!  Remember those wonderful Caladiums offered by the Garden Club last year?  These high quality (much much better than the box store) Caladiums are for sale by the Garden Club and you can’t beat the priceGreat plants for pots on a porch of a shady or partial shady location.  The red ones do very well in sun, especially morning sun.  The white and pink do best with some shade or morning sun.

Price:  $5 each or 5 plants for $20.

Ordering:

  •  Simply pick them up at either Fran Thomforde’s home 3616 Circle Lake Ln. (Fran’s Cell 865-621-2418) or Suzan Bowman’s home 3717 Maloney Rd
  • Order by email using the attached order form (see below link).  Send to Fran’s email  thomforde@comcast.net
  • Snail mail the order form (see below link) to Fran Thomforde’s 3616 Circle Lake Lane 37920 or drop an order form off at Fran or Suzan house or just show up, pick out your plants and pay.

We prefer that you come pick out your plants, but if you can’t there.  Fran is kind enough to deliver

CALADIUM PLANT ORDER FORM

Police activity in the neighborhood

A number of Lakemoor residents are concerned about police activity in the neighborhood. John Haynes just spoke with the County Sheriff’s office who advised to stay indoors and lock your doors. They could not comment on anything else at this time. There is a discussion on the Facebook group page as well.

Blalock Petitioning City to Annex Lynbrulee Property

FOR YOUR INFORMATION – Request to the city to annex property on Lynbrulee in Lakemoor Hills. B S & J Enterprises is affiliated with Blalock Construction.
 
The owners of the three properties to be annexed requested to be inside the city, and all three have adjacent properties already inside the city limits.
In South Knox County, B S & J Enterprises is seeking annexation for property at the corner of Montlake Drive and Lynbrulee Lane. The company owns adjacent property that fronts Alcoa Highway.
In West Knox County between Rocky Hill and Lakeshore Park, the Sisters of Mercy have asked that their convent be annexed. A portion of the property fronting Northshore Drive is in the city, but the bulk of the land is outside. Sister Anna Marie McGuan wrote to the city that the sisters are concerned about fire and police protection, as well as building permits and other bureaucratic matters. (As a tax-exempt religious institution, the convent doesn’t have to worry about paying city property taxes.)
Farther west on Cogdill Drive, the Epperly Family Partnership is requesting annexation for a commercial parcel near Interstate 40. Like the other annexation applicants, the partnership owns an adjacent parcel that is already inside the city limits.
A public hearing to discuss the plans of service and the annexations will occur at 11:30 a.m. on June 12 in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. If approved, the annexation resolution will be heard at City Council on June 18 and July 2.