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Old 06-16-2022, 07:24 AM   #1
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A $20,000 directional drill locating system was stolen from work truck in Houston (3rd this year). Has tracker pinging every 60 secs but we were told law will not respond without caller on site. Accurate to 100ft. Has made it to residential neighborhood in Plano. I'm unfamiliar but looks like "Artesia" area.

Any guidance/ideas would be appreciated!

I'm about to start driving but pings are trending toward OK.
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:29 AM   #2
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Been sitting at intersection of Central Garden Ln and Prospect Park Ln for 30 min. Anybody know of any construction in the area? Bet the thief is at work this morning. Helpless feeling. Hopefully they're still there in 5 hours!
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:31 AM   #3
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Good luck and I hope you get them
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:35 AM   #4
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Artesia is further north. Intersection of central garden and prospect park is in Prosper. Wish I had known, drove within a mile of it a hour ago. All kinds of new homes being built in the area. Try calling Prosper PD.


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Old 06-16-2022, 07:35 AM   #5
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Dang I wish I was around Dallas today. Good luck! Should catch up to him.
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:46 AM   #6
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Little logo just switched to yellow meaning they're camped out. I'd bet there's some utility drilling going on with a fancy new locator. Our haul guy is en route.
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:49 AM   #7
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This is going to be good!
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:53 AM   #8
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:55 AM   #9
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:59 AM   #10
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All i hope is that LE is able to recover our equipment.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:02 AM   #11
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:06 AM   #12
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Good luck. Hope you get your equipment back and catch a thief.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:09 AM   #13
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:15 AM   #14
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:16 AM   #15
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A $20,000 directional drill locating system was stolen from work truck in Houston (3rd this year). Has tracker pinging every 60 secs but we were told law will not respond without caller on site. Accurate to 100ft. Has made it to residential neighborhood in Plano. I'm unfamiliar but looks like "Artesia" area.

Any guidance/ideas would be appreciated!

I'm about to start driving but pings are trending toward OK.
That's crazy they won't just go bust them, other than the police don't know what the piece looks like, so they would not know who is in possession of it. But then they will tell you not to take things into your own hands, then you could get in trouble for taking care of the problem yourself. The liberals have F'ed things up so bad in our world.
I would almost call them back and say, oh we found it in a different truck of ours, so the piece has not been stolen, we don't need your help. Then take care of the problem myself.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:20 AM   #16
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Frustrating but I totally get where they're coming from. Cant start searching random vehicles without being side-by-side with the person tracking the equipment. We don't even have a description of the one who took it.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:22 AM   #17
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:28 AM   #18
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Let's get this man some help plano folks
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:31 AM   #19
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Subscribed, I want to see this nab go down.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:31 AM   #20
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Tell your Haul Guy to be careful.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:34 AM   #21
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:35 AM   #22
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Frustrating but I totally get where they're coming from. Cant start searching random vehicles without being side-by-side with the person tracking the equipment. We don't even have a description of the one who took it.
Thats as simple as showing up and saying hey guys, we're looking for something mind if I look in these trucks?

No?

OK, I'll google the company name on the side of your truck and start making calls till I get someone higher than you to say ok. Or, you can give me the equipment Im looking for and the real owner whos currently tracking it to this location wont throw the lot of you in jail for felony theft
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:40 AM   #23
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Still in Prosper? I can swing by the intersection and look around.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:41 AM   #24
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Thats as simple as showing up and saying hey guys, we're looking for something mind if I look in these trucks?
What we were told by HPD and tracking software representative... Are you saying its worth a call to Prosper PD before arriving?
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:41 AM   #25
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Still in Prosper? I can swing by the intersection and look around.
At the Exxon at Fishtrap and S Teal Pkwy.... looks like they're on the move.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:44 AM   #26
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I'm about 10 minutes from there? I can make a swing by.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:47 AM   #27
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I appreciate the offers for help but not sure I want anyone to get involved. Cant ask that of anybody. Would be a different story if it were my personal property. Thank you. Will keep y'all updated.

They're at Home Depot now. Sure looks like our guys' driving habits. This dude's hosed!
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:48 AM   #28
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:50 AM   #29
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At the Exxon at Fishtrap and S Teal Pkwy.... looks like they're on the move.

That’s a popular stop for local trades. I would think anyone at that location is somewhat local to the area and most likely not just “passing through”. How long have they been pinging there?
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:51 AM   #30
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:52 AM   #31
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That’s a popular stop for local trades. I would think anyone at that location is somewhat local to the area and most likely not just “passing through”. How long have they been pinging there?
Were there for only several minutes. Then on to HD. Gotta be a contractor. This is the third stolen this year. First was taken from side of the road by a guy hanging from open car door as they drove past stop sign. Just an idea as to how bold these thieves have gotten in stealing these locators which are very hard to resell (unless to russia for 1/10th value). So its got to be someone who 1) knows their worth and 2) can put them to use.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:55 AM   #32
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I appreciate the offers for help but not sure I want anyone to get involved. Cant ask that of anybody. Would be a different story if it were my personal property. Thank you. Will keep y'all updated.

They're at Home Depot now. Sure looks like our guys' driving habits. This dude's hosed!
Hopefully y’all hammer the guy!
I thought this was a bigger piece of equipment!
But looking @ one it’s very small , if I’m looking at the correct stuff
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:56 AM   #33
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Close enough ^^^ Not something you can simply pawn. They see the pelican case, smash, and grab. How it typically goes.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:09 AM   #34
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Are they still at the HD?
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:09 AM   #35
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Once you get to the general area within 100’ your going to pretty much have to wait for it to move to know which vehicle it’s in.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:09 AM   #36
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Dang good luck on catching this ******. Maybe after all is said and done you can share the type/brand tracking device you were able to hide in that thing. Its obviously doing its job very well.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:23 AM   #37
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Dang good luck on catching this ******. Maybe after all is said and done you can share the type/brand tracking device you were able to hide in that thing. Its obviously doing its job very well.
Interested as well, that is a good tracker.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:24 AM   #38
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:30 AM   #39
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:35 AM   #40
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The good guys may get a win this time.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:36 AM   #41
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Prosper PD en route with eyes on the equipment. Waiting to confirm SN after PD arrival.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:37 AM   #42
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Prosper PD en route with eyes on the equipment. Waiting to confirm SN after PD arrival.
Get 'em!!
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:39 AM   #43
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Awesome! Hope you guys lock them SOBs up!
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:46 AM   #46
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This is going to have a good ending!
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:47 AM   #47
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:48 AM   #48
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:49 AM   #49
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Prosper PD en route with eyes on the equipment. Waiting to confirm SN after PD arrival.
Now that is good news.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:50 AM   #50
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