The needler in the haystack.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Finding the owner of the demolished North Avenue property


After a suspicious fire in December, 2011,
a partial demolition permit was issued in January, 2012...
 

...but the Robinson-Briggs administration never followed through.
Here is the view after emergency demolition in March, 2015.


When the administration of former Plainfield mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs dropped the ball on the North Avenue property severely damaged by a December 2011 fire, one of the excuses given was that the owner, Dexter Humphrey, could not be found.

Deciding to do a little sleuthing, it took me less than five minutes to locate a Dexter Humphrey in Chino Ridge, California (ZIP: 91709).

A California employee database (see here) lists him as a Senior Development Engineer at the University of California-Riverside, which is not far from Chino Ridge. His LinkedIn profile (see here) gives the same information.

The name is rather unusual and whitepages.com says there are only seven in the US, and only one person with that name in California.

So, if Robinson-Briggs really wanted to track the owner down, how hard was that?




  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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