Wacky Neighbor

By: 
Jay Beeler
The resident at this home on Senasac Avenue has been engaged in bizarre behavior since  moving in September 2021. Saturday he painted his house as shown in the photo.

Last month in this column we shared with you the case of Vincent Jude Creighton, a 55-year-old homophobe living at 3358 Senasac Ave. since September 20, 2021. He’s been engaged in numerous assaults against his gay, next-door neighbor that have disrupted the entire neighborhood. Some examples:

  • On Saturday, Nov. 12, he painted the front of his house with the words “I WONT B BULLIED’ as shown in the page one photo. Days later someone splashed gray paint over the “artwork.”
  • That same photo shows some of the stadium-style flood lights that are on day and night, illuminating the entire neighborhood since November 2021.
  • Around that same time, he erected a 15-foot-tall plastic fence that has been cited by Long Beach Code Enforcement nine times.
  • Creighton has placed a portable radio at the fence that was tuned to a Spanish-language station, which has been played from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
  • In August Creighton placed two wind chimes on the fence next to his neighbor’s bedroom window and then shakes the fence to make them chime.
  • Since July 1, 2022 he has been setting off his car alarm multiple times – day and night, that last for as much as 30 seconds – as well as racing his car engine, greatly upsetting the neighbors.
  • He has installed multiple Ring cameras that capture each time a car drives by or when persons walk by, loudly announcing “Hi. You are currently being recorded,” as many as 87 times, day and night.
  • On Oct. 7, there’s a one-minute Ring video recording of Creighton saying “Record this bitch. [Describes two gay sex acts.] He’s an [inaudible] mother****er.”
  • Creighton has made at least five false police reports concerning his gay neighbor stalking the 8 and 10-year-old daughters of his live-in girlfriend, Erin Summers, a nurse. She has been seen deliberately setting off the car alarms and told police “f**k you” when they made a polite request for her to move her car from the middle of the street.
  • Creighton has deliberately pointed a stream of water at his neighbor’s Ring camera, disabling it.
  • One neighbor reportedly paid Creighton $6,000 (to avoid an insurance report) for accidently running into his car, then was subjected to an extortive request for $3,000 more.
  • Creighton recently threatened a neighborhood child saying, “I have a gun,” which another neighbor suggested was a felony that would not be received well by the police in Uvalde, Texas or Newtown, Connecticut.

According to my read on this topic, harassment and disturbing the peace, are in violation of California Penal Code 422.6. Known as the “hate crime statute” it’s illegal to interfere with someone’s civil rights and makes it a crime for someone to commit certain acts based on another person’s sexual orientation. The certain acts include intimidation, interference, or willfully injuring someone in a manner that could prevent them from exercising their rights under the California Constitution, federal laws and the U.S. Constitution.

The LBPD has a Hate Crimes Policy, revised April 14, 2015, yet has failed to enforce it. Here is their response to the  Beachcomber on this topic: “East Division officers have responded to the 3300 block of Senasac Avenue on multiple occasions; however, [they] have addressed criminal complaints and determined that this is a civil dispute. Officers have encouraged the resident to call police dispatch to report any illegal activity and have provided him resources.”

Do you agree with the police response? What if Creighton was your next-door, wacky neighbor? Send your comments to me by Nov. 25 and we’ll share them with readers in our Dec. 2 edition. Requests to remain anonymous will be honored.

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I find the Police Department NEGLIGENT in this matter. Such lack of response mirrors what the police have done in other states that eventually led to mass shootings. This is a HATE crime right now. All the neighbors have been the subject of this lunatic. The police need to arrest this man under the existing statute.
Civil Law can only go so far, and taking a person to court for a "hate crime" is submitting something in the wrong jurisdiction. I am completely ashamed of the LBPD in that they not only have tolerated but condoned this hateful, outrageous, harmful and menacing behavior.
I have this hideous feeling that this man will use his gun, or more. This is a situation where we need the police. If you are asking regular citizens to take the law into their own hands, then you are asking for vigilante justice. Is that what this city wants? Do let us know chief. I certainly can show up and be part of the mob if you think that is the way we are supposed to handle hateful, intimidating, menacing people.

Police in this neighborhood will do nothing.
I feel sad that this is happening. The most shocking part of this is that the girlfriend, Erin Summers, is a nurse. Who in their right mind would date someone like this and bring her kids near him? I feel so bad for her kids and that man’s dog. The girlfriend deserves him.

The police are not doing their job. They need to protect and prevent crime. Not wait for it to happen, then respond.

Was just out walking my dog and saw the police at this house talking to the POS owner.

This is the same I guy I witnessed screaming at the top of his lungs in Sprouts at 7 a.m. a few weeks at his girlfriend on the phone. He kept screaming “pick me up you stupid b——“. It’s such a shame, as the victim is a really nice guy who has been a neighborhood resident for decades.

My God she must be so insane to be with him. And her poor kids. They need to take those kids from her..aweful non Mom

This Wacko needs to go back to where he came from. (Hell) let’s organize a rally, let’s help these people from that bully bastard homophobic, enough is enough, police won’t do anything unless he do something to somebody and it would be too late.
Calls to police to report this sicko won’t do anything.
Either you fight to have peace again or you will be living in hell like he does with extortion and bully
Kick this devils abortion out of your community

Maybe he parks his car somewhere and she picks him up and goes back home so no one knows he's home.

Maybe this is his way of "coming out of the closet"

How far will they go to vandalize their own property to appear to be the victims?

That's the scary part.

The neighbor being targeted has been in the neighborhood over 20 years. He takes great care of his property and is very social and friendly. It is so sad that being home has turned into Hell instead of a relaxing place. He does not deserve that. There is a show on called Fear Thy Neighbor. It has numerous real life stories just like this and the person being harnessed can't get any help until one day it goes to far and becomes deadly. He should not have to wait that long to get help with this situation. The pictures of this house are unbelievable!

The stated vision of the LBPD is "A Safe City for All People". This situation doesn't look safe for the poor neighbors! And the police are charged with "law enforcement". I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to me that there has been a clear violation of several laws, and thus it's not a civil matter, but up to the local police to enforce the laws. I don't understand their reluctance to get involved? Someone from LBPD please help me to understand.

Hatred, discrimination, harassment and mental health issues are a dangerous cocktail. Eventually this man is going to cross the line. Gay, straight, White, Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic and other ethnicities need to show up and show are support to the gentleman who is being harassed! Let’s involve the media and March to show this racist, menacing, discriminatory behavior will not be tolerated! Let get a date

Before anyone tries to form a mob, the unfortunate reality of the situation is these lunatics can do whatever they want to their property. Everything this jerk (he's no man that's for sure) is doing is annoying and passive. He probably has an excuse for all they are doing. Another trip past the house shows some paint splashed on his paint job. I'm sure they did it themselves for passersby will think they are the ones being bullied.
The normal neighbors probably don't want this escalated to their snapping point.

The police said, "it's a civil matter". What's worse than being arrested, getting a free public defender and a slap on the hand from a lenient justice system?. A civil lawsuit that results in a large monetary judgment that's what.

Start a Go Fund Me to raise money for a badass civil lawyer and have the neighborhood sue the crap out of him. I'll contribute and many others will also, including the LGBTQ community.

Bob Van der Upwich 

 

 

No one should be subjected to harassment like this idiot does. You don't threaten children with a gun, extort money from a neighbor or keep them awake with lights, noise and music.

I can't understand why he can't be charged with something with all he is doing. It is totally wrong with the police response

Marilyn Lupold

This is a horrendous miscarriage of how the police are sworn to uphold safety for the public they serve. What if one of their own were subjected to anti-police harassment of this magnitude? They would quickly put an end to it without a doubt. It wreaks of hypocrisy, dereliction of duty, not wanting to fill out paperwork and a touch of CYA not wanting to offend the offender. My hope is that this ends peacefully and quickly.

Drive by update, they repainted over the splashed paint that has been verified they did themselves. Now that it seems they are losing the "were the victims" narrative, we'll have to see what's next.
I'm shocked (not really) the LGB blah blah blah alphabet mafia hasn't any interest in them MOCKING the sacred pride theme. That is what they are doing, mocking hispanics and gays.
Why don't the police send some social worker by to ask the little boy what's his gripe?
Typical I'm the victim Snowflake douche.

Is it true that Creighton was recently arrested?

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