Break-Ins at Casa Linda

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"They" are not a welcomed group but the owners at Casa Linda continue to rent to "them" because it makes the owners money.

Casa Linda is selling homes that are way over $350,000 U.S. dollars. Their security needs to be restructured if the burglaries continue. Either higher more guards, install more cameras or change the rules and regulations of the development with respect to safety and security.
Yes, security cameras everywhere by both CL and the homeowners. A friend of mine when here(or anywhere) was immediately notified of any movement around his home and could immediately call police if necessary. He could see what was causing the movement live on his phone.
 

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We have a foreign neighbor with a Dominican wife. He's building his 4th villa plus he bought another lot here. We're not gated.
He builds large 2 story homes with pools. 4 and 5 bedrooms. Rent is $400 a night I've heard.

His clients are almost exclusively the same crowd being disparaged for debauchery.

They all rent quad tracks for day trips and taxi vans deliver their putas in the evening.
They are a little noisy but not too bad - my only real complaint really is they can't seem to manage their trash into the can.

The worst group was 6 young men in their early 20s from Santiago. The loud noise went all night way worse than anything NY could keep up with and cars coming and going all night and their Quad tracks scattered in the road.

After all most of the foreign crowd are in their 40s, 50s & 60s - hence the big Viagra market. So most aren't up for continuous all nighters.

I'm sure Casa Linda will tighten security & lay down the law and maybe revise rental rules. Maybe no more than 3 single men renting in one house?

I was there today and security is definitely more visible.
 
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"They" are not a welcomed group but the owners at Casa Linda continue to rent to "them" because it makes the owners money.

Casa Linda is selling homes that are way over $350,000 U.S. dollars. Their security needs to be restructured if the burglaries continue. Either higher more guards, install more cameras or change the rules and regulations of the development with respect to safety and security.
Going with the thread theme of break-ins: re-structuring security, whether cameras, human resources or protocols, will matter very little if these are inside jobs. A complete uprooting will most likely be required
 
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With all due respect to anyone not aware of the JetBlue crowd, spend a weekend in Sosua and you may change your tune.

While they may not be responsible for all of the issues in Casa Linda, they definitely wouldn’t be helping matters.

Chico Bill’s post is dead on. Except the really loud ones in public places who drop F bombs every other word and are even louder about their weekend exploits.
 
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"They" are not a welcomed group but the owners at Casa Linda continue to rent to "them" because it makes the owners money.

Casa Linda is selling homes that are way over $350,000 U.S. dollars. Their security needs to be restructured if the burglaries continue. Either higher more guards, install more cameras or change the rules and regulations of the development with respect to safety and security.

Indeed. As previously posted, the significant security changes are now being instituted at CL.
 
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With all due respect to anyone not aware of the JetBlue crowd, spend a weekend in Sosua and you may change your tune.

While they may not be responsible for all of the issues in Casa Linda, they definitely wouldn’t be helping matters.

Chico Bill’s post is dead on. Except the really loud ones in public places who drop F bombs every other word and are even louder about their weekend exploits.
I'm not sure I understand who the pejorative "JetBlue Crowd" are. Loud, well tattooed, not highly educated, middle aged+, gringo men who are fond of sleeveless shirts??
 

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With all due respect to anyone not aware of the JetBlue crowd, spend a weekend in Sosua and you may change your tune.

While they may not be responsible for all of the issues in Casa Linda, they definitely wouldn’t be helping matters.

Chico Bill’s post is dead on. Except the really loud ones in public places who drop F bombs every other word and are even louder about their weekend exploits.
You forgot "Know what I"m sayin?"
 

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With all due respect to anyone not aware of the JetBlue crowd, spend a weekend in Sosua and you may change your tune.

While they may not be responsible for all of the issues in Casa Linda, they definitely wouldn’t be helping matters.

Chico Bill’s post is dead on. Except the really loud ones in public places who drop F bombs every other word and are even louder about their weekend exploits.
I doubt seriously the guests in the rentals are doing break-ins, even the worst of the Jet-Blue mongers, but the motos that bring the chicas might be, or the chicas themselves or even the gardeners or it might even be arranged by some of the current or former security guards.
Main thing is don't invite unknown people into your home - only those you've known for a couple years and really trust their honesty
 

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Robberies are most likely staff and/or other persons with knowledge of the inside of the home. Folks that have been in the house. This is just common sense. AirBnB renters aren't profiled or background checked. They could be serial killers or other sociopaths. No one knows. Motoconchos are also permitted in on occasion. No one who has seen the inside of the home can be discounted.
 

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if you bring a chica back to your casa you are bringing all of her support staff. moto/taxi driver, boyfriend (s) etc. She will purchase items with the money she earned, and the shop employee will know as well.
cabanas or a godsend, they provide a level of anonymity and separation.
 
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if you bring a chica back to your casa you are bringing all of her support staff. moto/taxi driver, boyfriend (s) etc. She will purchase items with the money she earned, and the shop employee will know as well.
cabanas or a godsend, they provide a level of anonymity and separation.
Support staff. Well said. I would have to add that the cabaña is also a hot spot for a sting. The chicas will text their support staff to notify them of an incoming gringo or other unsuspecting fool.
 
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I doubt seriously the guests in the rentals are doing break-ins, even the worst of the Jet-Blue mongers, but the motos that bring the chicas might be, or the chicas themselves or even the gardeners or it might even be arranged by some of the current or former security guards.
Main thing is don't invite unknown people into your home - only those you've known for a couple years and really trust their honesty
Motos are not allowed in Casa Linda whatsoever. Delivery motos are but under very strict rules.
 
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I know nothing about Casa Linda, but we have been, as a family, in Residencial Hispaniola which I know is rather close to CL... We really enjoyed it there, basically everything... They had a long list of requirements and rules and the security on the gate was something I had never before seen even in the DR... So that another gated community in the same area is reporting these kinds of issues, just baffles me...

Just one example, when we entered the first time, the security stopped us, asked where we're going and only allowed us in once the caretaker of the villa had confirmed this... All our IDs were checked and they checked inside the vehicle as well... Also, the owner of the villa and the complex itself had very strict rules on the occupancy of the villa, and this was controlled as well...

The time we spent there (Semana Santa) there were no noises whatsoever, just an older extranjera walking her dog on a daily basis... I know this because she passed our villa at the same time every morning... Security passed our villa every few hours...

This was a couple of years ago, so not of course sure if things have changed...
 
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Have you ever tried to enter Sea Horse Ranch? Security there is off the charts.
I was there once for a meeting of US expats with a US Consul.

The security must have been relaxed because I don't recall anything extraordinary.
 

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Sea Horse Ranch has a security guard posted every few hundred meters. If you go in and don’t go to the place you tell the entry gate, they’re on it immediately.
They keep a very close eye on the Saturday market traffic.
 

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Sea Horse Ranch has a security guard posted every few hundred meters. If you go in and don’t go to the place you tell the entry gate, they’re on it immediately.
They keep a very close eye on the Saturday market traffic.
That's one of the things I was referring to earlier. Each of those guards are within sight of each other but separated enough that they can't get together and chat. They impressed me as very professional as security guards go.
 
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Sea Horse Ranch has a security guard posted every few hundred meters. If you go in and don’t go to the place you tell the entry gate, they’re on it immediately.
They keep a very close eye on the Saturday market traffic.
No doubt, Sea Horse Ranch is the professional gold standard of North Coast security. They seem to do about everything right. Casa Linda would do well to mimic their security processes.
 
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