on April 1, 2016 there was a fire in a building on my property 30 ft from my home. The front building where I live was not touched by the fire. the power lines were cut to the back building and the code enforcement had Nevada power cut the power lines to the front house (my home). I set up my gas generator to provide power to my home waiting for the power lines to be re-connected. code enforcement came to my front door and wanted in the front house where there was no fire. I wanted to know why he wanted in my home. He refused to tell me, insisted I let him in. I asked if he had a court order or search warrant. The answer was No. My Berry Holmes (code) said he didn't need anything to enter my home and he could go any where he wanted. Again I said there was no fire here and I didn't want him in my home. I was standing in the front door, refusing to move without a reason. My homes put his hands on me, moved me out of the door way and entered my home without my permission. I am 72 years old and am still in shock over Mr Holmes behavior. When Mr Homles put his hands on me and moved me out my doorway because I didn't want him in my home, was he within his rights as a code enforcement officer? I couldn't get any kind of aid from the red cross or anyone else because there was no fire in my home. Mr holmes said I had to replace my electric panel, condemned my home, put me on the street for 41 days, informed me I was not allowed on my own property. He also had both the back building (work room) and my home of 18 years boarded up. My electric panel had been replaced 3 years earlier and I didn't understand why it needed to be replaced so soon. I had a building permit and inspections when the earlier replacement was done. Why could this man put his hands on a 72 year old woman and force me to let him in? 9 days after mr holmes boarded up my home I received a letter in the mail advising me I had the choice to board the place up myself or let them do it for $2,700. 9days after he said I wouldn't be robbed, no one could get in my home and if he saw me on the property, he would have me arrested and put in the mental ward for a evaluation. Now the 26 or 27 hundred for 2 buildings has been added to my escrow
account $586.+ making my mortgage
payment close to 1,200 d0llars. I am on SS and that is almost my entire check. I have lived in this house since 1998, put $100,00. dollars of improvements and have no way to pay these unreasonable charges. 72 years old, lived and worked in Las Vegas since 1965.
Raised 2 great sons, one spent 25 years in the Army, retired Warrant Office 4 and the other has been a black smith, shoeing horses since he was 14 and now one of the best corrective horse shoers in Nevada. I served in the Women's Army Corp during Viet Nam working in G-2 Army Security Agency now called M I. I have worked in the gaming industry starting at the New Silver Nugget in 1965 and became a black jack dealer in 1971, a shift manager, a pit supervisor, the eye in the sky and a gaming teacher until 2013. I feel like I have been unjustly violated. Does code enforcement have all these powers over hard working people like me. I have been on my own since 1980. Never collected a dime from the government, raised my 2 sons, a step-son and a abused boy on my own. At 72 I became a homeless old woman, while my home was being robbed because it wasn't secured and now I'm about to lose everything I worked for.