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Old 10-20-2022, 07:49 AM   #1
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Here we go again.

$30k locator stolen yesterday. Smash and grab from one of our work trucks. Y’all may remember last time one was recovered with the help of several TBHers as it made its way from Houston to Prosper.

Tracker (embedded in battery) shows sitting at a house in Aldine area but Harris county won’t show up. Been waiting few houses down for 3 hours. Managed to find a Harris county deputy sitting in his car at gas station. Let us tell our whole story and show him tracking info before dismissing us “call dispatch.”

Are there any Harris county sheriffs Dept folks on here? We’re desperate for some help. Not HPD jurisdiction.

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Old 10-20-2022, 07:51 AM   #2
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This is a locator used for directional drilling. Google earth image of the house shows reels of inner duct and trailer generator in front (both used in drilling process). We’ve got the guy nailed but need some LE response!!


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Old 10-20-2022, 07:54 AM   #3
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Hope you get it back asap
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Old 10-20-2022, 07:54 AM   #4
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We've got four of our guys parked around the area waiting for some help. Cant run up in there and take it obviously.
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Old 10-20-2022, 07:56 AM   #5
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If there is a donut shop nearby you could probably locate a few in there.
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Old 10-20-2022, 07:57 AM   #6
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Mr. Chew???

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Old 10-20-2022, 07:59 AM   #7
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White vehicle just drove off. Didn’t get a look at LP#. Tracker hasn’t pinged in 15 min. Hoping they didn’t make off with it…


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Old 10-20-2022, 08:09 AM   #8
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Do these people know what they’re stealing? Why the high demand?
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Old 10-20-2022, 08:15 AM   #9
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Unbelievable that you can tell a sheriff deputy that your property has been stolen and you know exactly where it is at that very moment and the sheriff deputy tells you to call dispatch.......

In for whenever the Harris County sheriffs department decides to go to work.....

Hope you get your equipment back.

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Old 10-20-2022, 08:25 AM   #10
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Offer Up strikes again.
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Old 10-20-2022, 08:36 AM   #11
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Sorry your having so much trouble with leo. Good luck on the recovery.
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Old 10-20-2022, 08:39 AM   #12
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That sucks. It's not hard to write a search warrant if it is one of our gps equipped devices. Can't think of how it would be different if it's not our GPS beacon. You need someone in property crimes to take an interest. Probably find a lot more recently stolen articles.
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Old 10-20-2022, 08:46 AM   #13
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FFS, OP I hope you go that officers name. He needs to be reported when this is all said and done.

Good luck on the recovery. I hope someone can get you some help quick.
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Old 10-20-2022, 08:51 AM   #14
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System is written to protect the bad guys , the good guys never WIN!!! Our country is so backwards right now.

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Old 10-20-2022, 08:59 AM   #15
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Liberal DA's are more concerned for the victimization of the POOR criminals, not the tax paying citizens! All thanks to George Soros "destroy America plan"!
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:02 AM   #16
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Your in Houton, tell them you are a democrat and a republican stole your property and you know where it's located. Swat team on the way.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:03 AM   #17
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Call the Conatable’s office


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Old 10-20-2022, 09:08 AM   #18
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Dont work like that stan.

Unbelievable. Ive been in contact with the OP. To say Im disgusted with what I see on the computer screen is putting it mildly.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:09 AM   #19
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I knew a guy that had a trucking company and bought lease spots for the Sargents in charge of the weight and inspection department, sounds like y’all need a friendly ear to call
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:10 AM   #20
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Tell 911 you are going in and getting it guns-a-blaz'n in 5 min with or without them.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:12 AM   #21
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Dang it! Why can't this be easy like in the movies where a bunch of good guys show up and make it right? Or even better, where's a junk yard owner when you need one?
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:18 AM   #22
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I'd call the elected Judge and Sheriff for an opinion

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Old 10-20-2022, 09:19 AM   #23
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Man, this sucks I’m frustrated as heck for you.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:21 AM   #24
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Honest question - what would the legal reprocution be if a group a people knocked on their door and demanded to give the stolen property back, and then take it if they didnt give it back willingly
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:21 AM   #25
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Hate to hear that, hope you get it back !
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:23 AM   #26
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Good skilling MrDown.
I look forward to the LDPs.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:25 AM   #27
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Tell 911 you are going in and getting it guns-a-blaz'n in 5 min with or without them.
^^^ this will do it. They will show up to protect the rights of the no good POS that stole your equipment. We need some Walking Tall justice going down there. Start busting 2x4s over their heads.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:25 AM   #28
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I'm just wondering why you would leave it in the truck again.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:28 AM   #29
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Whats the address or street? Aldine covers a big area.

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Old 10-20-2022, 09:31 AM   #30
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White vehicle just drove off. Didn’t get a look at LP#. Tracker hasn’t pinged in 15 min. Hoping they didn’t make off with it…


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That doesn’t sound good


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Old 10-20-2022, 09:35 AM   #31
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I'm just wondering why you would leave it in the truck again.
I think this was covered when the first one was stolen. Never know, maybe he told his guys not to do it, and they chose not to listen, and are about to get fired...

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Tell 911 you are going in and getting it guns-a-blaz'n in 5 min with or without them.
This has been my thought if I ever catch anyone in my truck. "Oh, you aren't coming? Better send an ambulance and the coroner then."
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:37 AM   #32
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Any of them on bicycles?
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:41 AM   #33
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Honest question - what would the legal reprocution be if a group a people knocked on their door and demanded to give the stolen property back, and then take it if they didnt give it back willingly
How'd that work out for OJ in Vegas?
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:46 AM   #34
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Honest question - what would the legal reprocution be if a group a people knocked on their door and demanded to give the stolen property back, and then take it if they didnt give it back willingly
For OJ Simpson, it was several years in prison.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:46 AM   #35
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How'd that work out for OJ in Vegas?
Ha, i missed your post when i was responding.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:49 AM   #36
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They don’t jail pedophiles and murderers in Harris Co. anymore! They dern sure won’t care about a little stolen property. It sad brother I hope it works out!
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:59 AM   #37
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There’s just no excuse for this. You have the evidence, got people staked out watching the house and cops just passing the buck.

I feel your pain, going through something right now with an abusive family situation and they gave this family member a case number and that’s all that’s been done. Even after I told her to take photos of the bruising for the police and told her, “they would surely go arrest him”. Nope, nothing…. Still waiting on a supposed investigator to call.
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:06 AM   #38
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Good luck OP. I know everyone's tempted to get jiggy.
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:18 AM   #39
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Here we go again.

$30k locator stolen yesterday. Smash and grab from one of our work trucks. Y’all may remember last time one was recovered with the help of several TBHers as it made its way from Houston to Prosper.

Tracker (embedded in battery) shows sitting at a house in Aldine area but Harris county won’t show up. Been waiting few houses down for 3 hours. Managed to find a Harris county deputy sitting in his car at gas station. Let us tell our whole story and show him tracking info before dismissing us “call dispatch.”

Are there any Harris county sheriffs Dept folks on here? We’re desperate for some help. Not HPD jurisdiction.
Im an LEO in Harris county and that deputy is a lazy slug.
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:19 AM   #40
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We've got it back. Thanks a ton Shane for the help. Owe you huge.

I'll attempt to answer several Qs. Apologize for poor grammar/misspellings.

These units are extremely expensive. Only people that know that are people who use them for a living. Everything in their yard implies they're in this field of work. Reel trailers, duct plugs, compressor, etc.

When approached by LE, told them "F off. I'm getting a lawyer."

"We'll sit outside your door until we have warrant to come inside and get it."

30 secs later opened the garage with the unit. Claimed to not know what it was (despite all the evidence otherwise.) Then had the audacity to ask for our contact info so buyer could get his money back. Gave him our info. 30 secs later "Diego" calls (former employee) and asks for his $3500 back, "that's MY locator."

"MF'er that's MY locator.... How i was able to track you."

So these guys know what they're worth and either know how to put it to use or have a buyer in line. We've been targeted multiple times. 5+ in the last couple years. What started as opportunistic snags off side of road has turned in to organized targeting of our vehicles. They know ODB trucks have them in back seat. In 30 secs window was smashed, chain was cut, and pelican box was gone.

A non partial bystander that witnessed the event gave exact description of maroon Merc in driveway. Sent him a picture upon arrival this morning and he says "that's it!" These guys are making a killing stealing these $30-40k units and selling for $3000. Found their offerup listing last time. As y'all may recall, last unit made it to Prosper overnight and was put to use on job site very next morning.

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Old 10-20-2022, 10:20 AM   #41
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We've got it back
Awesome!! How'd you do it?
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:23 AM   #42
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Nevermind. Glad you got it back. Hope you also got a pound of flesh.
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:23 AM   #43
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Tell us how it went down...
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:24 AM   #44
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Details please
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:26 AM   #45
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Ya we need a story time for this one...
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:26 AM   #46
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Details man, we need details!!


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Old 10-20-2022, 10:29 AM   #47
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Im an LEO in Harris county and that deputy is a lazy slug.
agreed. Ive got a list of unit numbers
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:31 AM   #48
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Good for you.
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:33 AM   #49
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Go back in 6 months and torch the house. TIP: dress all in back like Antifa

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Old 10-20-2022, 10:36 AM   #50
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Did TBH LEO save the day or did Houston PD step up?

Really sucks thinking those with less help just don't get their stuff back. I hope these thieves get busted hard.
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