Criminal charges filed against Mulberry Street home owner
SHAMOKIN - A criminal charge was filed Tuesday against an out-of-state property owner for deteriorating conditions of a Mulberry Street property.
Ola A. Adedeji, 50, of 2 Klarides Valley Drive, Seymour, Conn., is charged by Cpl. Bryan Primerano with misdemeanor public nuisances.
Adedeji owns 204-206 W. Mulberry St. and had been cited 11 times since October by both Primerano and Rick Bozza, code enforcement officer. She hadn't responded to any of the citations, police said.
According to a criminal complaint, the roof is in immediate danger of collapse, shingles are falling from the roof, the interior floors have collapsed, water is draining into the residence and access is available to animals and rodents.
The building is in violation of international building code, state regulations and city ordinance. Certified letters were sent to Adedeji warning of the violations and advising of a 30-day window to address the matter, police said.