SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Residents are living in the dark after 22-year-old Michael Rigor-Fuentez crashed into the Green Leaf at the Marina apartments. He was arrested for DUI, driving without a license and outstanding traffic warrants, Sparks Police officials said.
But, even worse than his driving record, is the scene Rigor-Fuentez left residents like Brian Ward to deal with.
Ward came to News 4 after the problem continued for more than a week. We took it to the City of Sparks and they sent out a building inspector the same day.
"He deemed that it was something that was temporarily not inhabitable," said city spokesman Adam Mayberry.
Mayberry said rentals need water, sewer, power and heat to be livable.
"We've been waiting since last Sunday just running one power cord that they allowed us to use for another apartment to run our freezer," Ward said.
"It is the responsibility of the landlord or the property owner to find some other accommodations for the occupants," Mayberry said.
Mayberry said the property manager told the city they did relocate tenants, but Ward says it isn't true.
"I'm still here," he said. "My son still lives there. My neighbor still lives there."
The city is monitoring the situation.
"We understand that not all contractors are available, that there are insurance issues, but certainly the safety and health of the residents of the City of Sparks is the number one priority," Mayberry said.
The property manager of Green Leaf at the Marina was not available for comment. The maintenance manager tells News 4 they expect to start repair work Wednesday.
As for Rigor-Fuentez, during the crash he lost his wallet at the scene and, according to office staff, he drove back to the property this week to reclaim it.