LOCK HAVEN - Ted McKnight, of 214 W. Main St., asked City Council to consider two ordinances he believes would help residents cope when student parties get out of hand.
His request was sparked by a loud party Saturday night at 221 W. Church St., which is behind his house, he said.
"When I saw the headlines in The Express, I thought I was fairly lucky," he said.
Monday's Express carried stories that two Lock Haven University students were stabbed that night during a party at 536 W. Main St., and the night before, on the same block, a large group of students reportedly tried to lift a vehicle.
McKnight, who is a former Clinton County district attorney, said he called the police when the party on his block got out of hand. The police were quick to respond, he said, but as soon as the officer left the scene, the noise and music with "profane language" started again and became as bad as ever. He then called the property owner, he said, who apparently did nothing except advise him to call the police again.
McKnight presented copies of two Bloomsburg ordinances he believes would apply in this type of situation. One requires the rental property owner to show up and deal with loud parties.