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Old 03-20-2017, 10:55 AM   #51
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Why doesn't the sheriffs DP set up a sting and park a jacked up, chromed out 7.3 with someone laying under the bed cover with a fostech and put an end to this BS!
Mainly a manpower issue. Take a look at the size of that parking lot and look at all of the F-250s scattered everywhere. In order to run an operation like that you need a ton of plainclothes guys and a few marked cars for a takedown. Many times you will sit for a day and the burglars either went across the street that day or hit on the other side of the parking lot you were watching. The guys that break into these vehicles get into them with a screwdriver as fast as you and I get in with a key. In a busy parking lot it is tough to see someone enter a vehicle with a screwdriver unless you see them driving the lot first and get out of their vehicle. There are much more effective ways of arresting the same people without tying up a bunch of resources. There are very few consequences for breaking into cars within the criminal justice system.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:43 AM   #52
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San Antonio Police DO NOT CARE. They are understaffed. It took two hours for an officer to show up to a wreck my wife was involved in last month. She was hit by an illegal that had no DL. They did NOTHING to him and let him go. We both work in SA and are desperately wanting out of this area. If you are in SA, NO MATTER WHERE, you are at risk of much more than a vehicle burglary.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:56 AM   #53
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i had mine replaced where there was no key hole, they also make a metal plate that goes behind the lock unit its very easy to pop that open from the outside.

both cost me a few hundred dollars and seemed to be the best way to fix that very weak entry point
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:00 PM   #54
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I would park it back over there and wait on a thief if that area is the hotspot. Would not bother me at all to bust a few of these idiots.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:01 PM   #55
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Makes me want to stay away from Fords
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Certain race in SA that keeps doing this. Give a few a bullet or Let Trump handle it
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:27 PM   #56
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I wouldn't say that Police don't care, it stinks that your wife had to wait 2 hrs but if no one is injured you are a very low priority call. Police are completely overwhelmed with crime. People need to remember that everyday in every big city there are hundreds if not thousands of people that get up and their job is to go out and steal. They need much stiffer penalties. We had a bait car set up and within 2 hrs it was hit. They caught the guy 3 blocks away. IT WAS HIS 22nd ARREST FOR CAR BURGLARY. 22 arrest and still on the streets. This is not a police problem, its a citizen problem. Public officials have to be held accountable and too many people keep voting in the same sorry people.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:14 PM   #57
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Why doesn't the sheriffs DP set up a sting and park a jacked up, chromed out 7.3 with someone laying under the bed cover with a fostech and put an end to this BS!
They actually do (not the lying under the bed cover bit. lol). Burglary of a vehicle is a misdemeanor. It will never be a first time felony again. You would have to build a tad more (tons) of jails to keep all the guys getting hard time, after their 5th 6th or 20th arrest.

Your lawmakers, not your police look at property crime as a devalued level of criminal activity and have for many years. They dont want the issue of jail overcrowding, taxation to build more jails, housing and feeding more convicted felons, to impact their next election cycle. And DA's dont want to take on hundreds of new felony cases in their courts. They might a harder time keeping their conviction rates high for their re-elections.

You can enhance it after each "conviction" (Not just an arrest) and over time should net them some longer sentences, but not hard enough to deter those who want to keep doing it. And keep in mind, most dont get caught very often. So the risk is worth the reward for them to steal our stuff.

Little excerpt from an article I saved recently. But sums up why they State chose to reduce the penalty grade for BMV.

"For many years, car burglary was a third-degree felony in the state of Texas punishable by two to 10 years in prison. In 1994, the Texas Legislature reduced it to a Class A misdemeanor. Lawmakers said at the time that they were doing so to clear space for violent offenders in the state's jails and prisons"
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:57 PM   #58
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:42 PM   #59
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We will be driving a 2016 ford f150 quad cab 4x4. Would be a shame for someone to risk their lives over a gun or 3.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #60
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Makes me want to stay away from Fords
Chevy and dodge are just as easy
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:51 PM   #61
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Where would I find the keyless handle to replace on the drivers side door? I like that option. Can I do it myself or does it need to be installed by a professional?
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:23 AM   #62
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I got one in each vehicle-they were around $20 at Academy.Gives me a little peace of mind stops the average meth head or miscreant.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:42 AM   #63
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:17 AM   #64
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Anyone have any tips to prevent this to occur again besides locking it in the garage and never driving it out?
Me, I'm moving. Had enough of the sprawl
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:15 AM   #65
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Why doesn't the sheriffs DP set up a sting and park a jacked up, chromed out 7.3 with someone laying under the bed cover with a fostech and put an end to this BS!
When I was still in uniform at Ft. Sam Houston, we had a theft ring that would come on post and steal spare tires from trucks---finally caught them by putting overwatch up in one of the taller buildings with binos and a radio. It was one of the local tire shops. They had a set of bolt cutters and didn't take them 30 seconds to drop a spare, load it into their truck and haul. With the increased security to get on post, probably far less likely now.

Sting operation for sure, and maybe use bolt cutters on a hand?
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:28 AM   #66
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Hate that for you Bud. Sounds like with as rampant of a problem it is in the area it would be a good place for a sting operation. Hell, I don't even know if the police have time for such a thing but might cut back a little bit. Or not. Thieves are idiots anyway.


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Sounds like it's time for citizen sting operations.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:38 AM   #67
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I don't think they really even care about catching the thrives. One of our inspectors had his iPad Air and printer stolen out of his truck last Friday. He made a police report then realized he could locate it on his iPhone. It was in a parking spot at an apartment complex 10 miles away. Cops would do nothing. They said he would probably have to wait a couple weeks for it to be assigned to a detective. By the time our inspector got to the complex it moved into a unit. It was a three floor complex so he tried to make it ring and listen at the door to see which unit it was in, but he couldn't here it. I told him to take a pic of the plate of the car in that spot. Now I guess we wait. Could have caught them red handed and recovered who knows how many stolen items, but they'd rather serve and protect us with radar guns at a speed trap. I have a lot of respect for law enforcement, but the book they go by sucks sometimes.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:45 AM   #68
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I can't tell you how many F250 thefts/breakins happen at the rim in San Antonio. I'm a member of all the San Antonio Diesel pages and its a constant issue. I personally had my 2006 F250 stolen from the rim then chopped up on November 22, 2014 at 5:58 PM. Right in front of the ATT store. I no longer take my truck to that part of town.
Yep, Ford really should change something with those locking mechanisms to help out their customers, too **** easy.

Bass Pro/Rim area are horrible, seen reports of entire rigs with trailers and UTV's rolling out of there when somebody stops for corn. That whole i10 area actually, lotta trucks hit in the i10/DeZavala restaurant area too, pretty much nightly.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:53 AM   #69
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Yup. SA Now I can't even go to Bass Pro in my new truck. How rediculous is that?!

I've only read to this point so first off it always sucks to have your car broken into but....

....if you were unaware that the Rim and La Cantera were the hottest spots in South Texas to get your vehicle broken into or stolen (especially a F250) you either just moved here or the rock you've been living under must be hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:18 AM   #70
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San Antonio Police DO NOT CARE. They are understaffed. It took two hours for an officer to show up to a wreck my wife was involved in last month. She was hit by an illegal that had no DL. They did NOTHING to him and let him go. We both work in SA and are desperately wanting out of this area. If you are in SA, NO MATTER WHERE, you are at risk of much more than a vehicle burglary.
Sanctuary city! Bout all I can say about that! Almost 200 years ago, Mexicans were trying to help out for independence. Now they want to give it back to Mexico for the sake of a few pesos. ***???????
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:51 PM   #71
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I had my keyless piece replaced by a body shop, was a couple hundred dollars....
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:37 PM   #72
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My 2016 F350 was broken into last year about a month after I bought it. Same thing, punched the door lock with a screwdriver, stole my owner's manual as well. The replacement from Ford is around $65.00. Fortunately for me, I don't have to worry about them using my door code though because they were caught a couple of weeks later in an armed robbery and took a plea deal last week for a 15yr prison sentence.
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:39 PM   #73
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:33 PM   #74
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question....why doesn't the factory alarm go off when the door key holes are popped and mechanically unlocked? My F150 alarm will go off if i reach in and manually unlock with the window down.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:40 PM   #75
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Smart start gps & alarm. If your Alarm goes off your phone alerts you plus you can track your truck
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:12 AM   #76
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I like the jimmyjammer idea. Just cover up the key hole and be done.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:34 AM   #77
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I bought a set of the Jimmy Jammers for my 15 and never had a chance to put the on before I traded it for my 17. I just called yesterday and JJ said they wont work on my 17, so if anyone wants a set I'll sell them cheap.

I have the plug and blockers for the front and back doors.

PM if interested.
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