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Alameda Man Suspected of Stalking Neighbors After Homeowners Association Dispute

The man is suspected of repeatedly vandalizing a vehicle belonging to a couple who live in the same condominium complex.

An Alameda man suspected of repeatedly vandalizing a neighbor couple's vehicle after a homeowners' association dispute has been arrested on suspicion of felony stalking, according to the Alameda Police Department.

Dimitriy Lizin, 30, was taken into custody Tuesday evening after surveillance video footage showed him tampering with the wheels of the victims' parked vehicle on several occasions, according to the APD log.

Lizin is also suspected of spraying cooking oil inside the vehicle's brake area and repeatedly removing air from the tires, the log said.

APD Lt. Jill Ottaviano said Lizin was apparently disgruntled with the results of a decision several months ago by the homeowners' association at the condominium complex where he and the victims live. The complex is located in the 1700 block of Central Avenue, at the corner of Grand Street.

Ottaviano said Lizin may also be charged with elder abuse because of the ages of the victims, whom she described as "a husband and wife over 65."

Lizin's Linkedin.com profile lists him as an associate at a Bay Area investment firm who attended the University of California, Berkeley. According to blockshopper.com, he purchased his Central Avenue condo unit in 2008.

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Soccer Dad December 12, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Wow, what a black mark on Fisher Investments.
Michael December 12, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Condo life isn't for everyone.
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Wow, you have to wonder what the problem was to cause this kind of revenge. And so now everyone still lives there happily ever after?
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 13, 2013 at 01:05 PM
I have never lived in an HOA community so I'm not understanding what this might mean - for younger families. Are there restrictive noise ordinances? Are families with children discriminated against? Can you provide a little more detail? My parents live in a HOA community. They put in a new bench, then people started to complain that people were sitting on the bench. Oy vey!
Cecile Costa December 13, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Indeed, condo life is not for everyone; I get the potential for problems with neighbors. However, stalking anyone with the intention to cause bodily harm (vandalizing brakes and tires) is completely unacceptable. At least this creep was charged with a felony. Maybe his punishment, after jail time and restitution, should include a stretch of home confinement (though for the safety of other owners, he probably needs to move!).
Carol Parker December 13, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Key component of this story. They had surveillance video that captured evidence. Perhaps when this sort of incident is going on in a neighborhood the police department could have some video equipment to loan to victims temporarily so they can gather evidence? Not everyone can afford the kind of high resolution video equipment required to get a good ID of someone in low lighting. Just a thought. It might be a public service that would pay off long-term for neighborhoods plagued by this kind of vandalism. I know from personal experience this is not an isolated situation.
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 13, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Carol, that is a wonderful idea. We have a professionally installed security system at my office, yet pictures from the camera system were not sufficient for police to use. Multiple burglaries.
mr magoo December 13, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I somewhat sympathize with the suspect, but oiling up the brakes? Living in an HOA is hell; it's like layer of government run by amateurs living next door. For reference a) don't ever buy into an HOA and b) if you're in an HOA here's useful link for CAyuns www.davis-stirling.com
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 13, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Apparently his wife is an attorney. He probably has some expectation that she'll defend him and it emboldened him. Sure honey just go out and kill the neighbors, no problem. Amazing.

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