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Vandalism, Fights Create Fear In SW OKC Neighborhood

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Patricia Hodgins said teens and young adults throw parties in the street that turn violent. Patricia Hodgins said teens and young adults throw parties in the street that turn violent.
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Reports of break-ins, vandalism and noise issues are stirring up drama and fear in a southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood. Neighbor Patricia Hodgins told News 9 she's even been threatened with a Molotov cocktail.

Hodgins called 911 four times late Tuesday through early Wednesday, according to police records.

"There's 20 to 40 of them drinking, carrying on," said Hodgins. "It starts about 10:30 p.m. and goes until about four in the morning."

Beer cans and bottles littered S.W. 48th Street near May Avenue Wednesday. Hodgins said teens and young adults throw parties in the street that turn violent. Oklahoma City police officers responded to the neighborhood on nuisance calls twice between Tuesday and Wednesday. No police reports were filed.

The alleged troublemakers told News 9 they were not causing issues, claiming Tuesday night was nothing more than an innocent cookout.

"[Hodgins] said that she was going to shoot us, and then she'll try to run my homeboy over," neighbor Jason Del Rio told News 9.

Hodgins said her tires have been slashed in the past, her life has been threatened and her home has been broken into. She said undercover officers in the neighborhood have made a positive impact in the past. She thinks it's time for them to return to the neighborhood.

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