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Family fed up with crime, graffiti near backyard

Posted at 11:20 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 02:20:49-04

An east Las Vegas family is frustrated by an alley behind their home that continues to draw crime. 

An alley sits behind Magdalena Rocha's home near Nellis and Vegas Valley. Graffiti covers the walls of the alley. Putrid trash covers the ground. 

"It used to be a beautiful neighborhood," Rocha said. "Not anymore." 

Rocha said the alley is attracting crime. Her family has seen homeless people living there. Someone even hopped the fence which separates her backyard from the alley and stole a bike. 

"We don't feel safe here," she said. 

Rocha tried to get the problem fixed through her homeowner's association, Taylor Association Management. She claims the HOA told her there was nothing they could do because Nevada Energy owned the property. 

We reached out to NV Energy. A spokesperson said NV Energy does not own the alley, but does have an easement in order to gain access to tend to several power poles on the land. 

An office manager for Taylor Association Management told 13 Action News, the HOA is aware of the issue, but cannot access the alley because of a padlocked fence installed by NV Energy. 

The HOA plans to work with NV Energy to take steps to ensure proper clean up.