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Old 03-14-2021, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default Welp... they got me. G-danged thieves

Came out and both cars had a broken window. Nothing of value in my wifeís car but they trashed the inside. Broke my glove box that was locked and got some stuff of value. I hate living with my mother in law. I hate it so much I canít even tell ya. Wonder what else they got I donít even realize. And now how much is this going to cost?
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:53 AM   #2
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File a police report and get ahold of your insurance company.
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:54 AM   #3
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Even with stimulus money hitting mailboxes thieves still don’t take a day off. Like AOC said
“They just need bread”.
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:57 AM   #4
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even with stimulus money hitting mailboxes thieves still donít take a day off. Like tbh said
ďthey just need leadĒ.
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:40 AM   #5
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I really donít like Houston, when I got my truck burglarized, HPD didnít even bother to show up I had to try and file a report online, they stole stuff I didnít even notice till months after when I needed it and couldnít find it
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:46 AM   #6
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:21 PM   #7
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:23 PM   #8
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Sorry about your loss. Just a reminder, donít leave anything of value in a vehicle that you donít want stolen, namely firearms, jewelry and tools.
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Old 03-14-2021, 01:40 PM   #9
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Police just came. Said basically tough cookies. At least I have a case number for insurance.
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Old 03-14-2021, 02:12 PM   #10
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Police just came. Said basically tough cookies. At least I have a case number for insurance.
Ugly truth, no doubt. I hate that these situations rarely lead to any accountability.
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Old 03-14-2021, 03:10 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear that. Will only get worse with the trash running the country right now.
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Old 03-14-2021, 04:05 PM   #12
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What's the mother in law got to do with it?
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Old 03-14-2021, 04:22 PM   #13
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Nothing of value left inside, and maybe just leave the doors unlocked to save the glass bill?
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:37 PM   #14
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Sorry this happened to you.
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Old 03-14-2021, 07:16 PM   #15
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I really donít like Houston, when I got my truck burglarized, HPD didnít even bother to show up I had to try and file a report online, they stole stuff I didnít even notice till months after when I needed it and couldnít find it

This is very common. Some agencies use trained civilians to take reports along with the internet to allow folks to file their own report.

It is a better use of resources than sending a patrol officer in most cases. Even more so for departments that are stretched thin in resources to begin with.

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Old 03-14-2021, 08:08 PM   #16
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What's the mother in law got to do with it?
She has Alzheimerís. We moved into her house to take care of her and I hate the area and neighborhood. Went from huge quiet lots to suburbia hell with thieves and all that comes with it. Nothing with her personally. The situation just sucks.
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:11 PM   #17
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Scum of the earth
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:25 PM   #18
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Since they got something of value, they'll be back. Want are you going to do about that?
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:29 PM   #19
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I’m going to hurt their feelings if they come back. Steps have been taken. I have been practicing my insults.

I’d really like to put in a driveway gate and leave my my dog roam but he would never shut up.

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Old 03-15-2021, 02:25 AM   #20
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This is very common. Some agencies use trained civilians to take reports along with the internet to allow folks to file their own report.

It is a better use of resources than sending a patrol officer in most cases. Even more so for departments that are stretched thin in resources to begin with.
Disagree. Trained officer and crime scene processing to catch the thieves is a better use of resources. Civilian with little training other than typing a report for insurance purposes is a waste of time and resources. Catch the thieves and let them rot in jail. Of course, nowadays the courts don't care and let them out without even a slap on the wrist. Nevermind, you were right. File a report online, let insurance pay, and everyone else's insurance goes up to pay for it.

27 years in LE. Getting a little jaded to the system. When you arrest someone with 27 priors, 12 felonies, and they are free on the street committing violent crimes it makes you a little mad. If only we could hold judges and juries to the same standard we hold cops................... We make split second decisions almost daily......judges have days, weeks, months to decide whether or not to let a robbery suspect loose. Then someone gets killed and ZERO liability for them. Can someone explain this to me?

Yep, been a long week. Sorry for the rant.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:50 AM   #21
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This is very common. Some agencies use trained civilians to take reports along with the internet to allow folks to file their own report.

It is a better use of resources than sending a patrol officer in most cases. Even more so for departments that are stretched thin in resources to begin with.
Resources are stretched thin because of ****ty management of said resources. There is no reason a police officer should not be coming out to file a police report when crap like this happens.

Maybe the police officer shouldn't have to write a dissertation for each and every police report. That would be a better use of resources than officers having to spend hours writing up reports.

Sorry for your luck OP. Happened to me at work a few years back. Nothing of value is ever left in my vehicle, and they stole about $3 in change from me.
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:19 AM   #22
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Hopefully, one day you get to make a call to the morgue. I hate thieves


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Old 03-15-2021, 07:44 AM   #23
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Disagree. Trained officer and crime scene processing to catch the thieves is a better use of resources. Civilian with little training other than typing a report for insurance purposes is a waste of time and resources. Catch the thieves and let them rot in jail. Of course, nowadays the courts don't care and let them out without even a slap on the wrist. Nevermind, you were right. File a report online, let insurance pay, and everyone else's insurance goes up to pay for it.



27 years in LE. Getting a little jaded to the system. When you arrest someone with 27 priors, 12 felonies, and they are free on the street committing violent crimes it makes you a little mad. If only we could hold judges and juries to the same standard we hold cops................... We make split second decisions almost daily......judges have days, weeks, months to decide whether or not to let a robbery suspect loose. Then someone gets killed and ZERO liability for them. Can someone explain this to me?



Yep, been a long week. Sorry for the rant.
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:47 AM   #24
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Sorry that happened to you.
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:24 AM   #25
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Disagree. Trained officer and crime scene processing to catch the thieves is a better use of resources. Civilian with little training other than typing a report for insurance purposes is a waste of time and resources. Catch the thieves and let them rot in jail. Of course, nowadays the courts don't care and let them out without even a slap on the wrist. Nevermind, you were right. File a report online, let insurance pay, and everyone else's insurance goes up to pay for it.

27 years in LE. Getting a little jaded to the system. When you arrest someone with 27 priors, 12 felonies, and they are free on the street committing violent crimes it makes you a little mad. If only we could hold judges and juries to the same standard we hold cops................... We make split second decisions almost daily......judges have days, weeks, months to decide whether or not to let a robbery suspect loose. Then someone gets killed and ZERO liability for them. Can someone explain this to me?

Yep, been a long week. Sorry for the rant.
Why should police of any agency arrest and charge when the DA wont prosecute and judges are hellbent on activism?
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:29 AM   #26
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Disagree. Trained officer and crime scene processing to catch the thieves is a better use of resources. Civilian with little training other than typing a report for insurance purposes is a waste of time and resources. Catch the thieves and let them rot in jail. Of course, nowadays the courts don't care and let them out without even a slap on the wrist. Nevermind, you were right. File a report online, let insurance pay, and everyone else's insurance goes up to pay for it.

27 years in LE. Getting a little jaded to the system. When you arrest someone with 27 priors, 12 felonies, and they are free on the street committing violent crimes it makes you a little mad. If only we could hold judges and juries to the same standard we hold cops................... We make split second decisions almost daily......judges have days, weeks, months to decide whether or not to let a robbery suspect loose. Then someone gets killed and ZERO liability for them. Can someone explain this to me?

Yep, been a long week. Sorry for the rant.
People on the Green Screen appreciate your service. Hang in there fella!!
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:58 AM   #27
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This is very common. Some agencies use trained civilians to take reports along with the internet to allow folks to file their own report.

It is a better use of resources than sending a patrol officer in most cases. Even more so for departments that are stretched thin in resources to begin with.
I was disappointed that, HPD didnít even try, I was parked In a security area , handicap parking, under a security camera, and the
Hotel had excellent coverage of the event, but for legal reasons, footage can only be released to law enforcement, HPD and Harris county sheriffís department never bothered to get video which hotel security had ready to send electronically, so lack of effort

And I agree one day these thieves are going to run into a armed citizen and 1. Get shot 2. Shoot someone during a criminal activity
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:06 AM   #28
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Disagree. Trained officer and crime scene processing to catch the thieves is a better use of resources. Civilian with little training other than typing a report for insurance purposes is a waste of time and resources. Catch the thieves and let them rot in jail. Of course, nowadays the courts don't care and let them out without even a slap on the wrist. Nevermind, you were right. File a report online, let insurance pay, and everyone else's insurance goes up to pay for it.

27 years in LE. Getting a little jaded to the system. When you arrest someone with 27 priors, 12 felonies, and they are free on the street committing violent crimes it makes you a little mad. If only we could hold judges and juries to the same standard we hold cops................... We make split second decisions almost daily......judges have days, weeks, months to decide whether or not to let a robbery suspect loose. Then someone gets killed and ZERO liability for them. Can someone explain this to me?

Yep, been a long week. Sorry for the rant.

Of course everyone wants a thief caught and I didnít say it was the right thing to do but it is the best use of resources when there is no suspect info and as you said yourself, the state lets em off anyway. Itís a class B offense on property. Patrol officers are not needed.

Now if there is video or other suspect info then sure an officer can follow up on that. With the quality and affordability of security cams these days everyone should have them.

Yes Iím an officer, no Iím not dodging work (really impossible to do), and yes I have been a victim myself. It sucks. But itís property at the end of the day.

I will say to the OP I am sorry he got his windows taken out. At least around here most BMVs are unlocked vehicles.

Note that stickers or anything indicating youíre a gun owner will get your vehicle targeted by thieves.
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:08 AM   #29
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The criminals and thugs run things
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:13 AM   #30
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I was disappointed that, HPD didnít even try, I was parked In a security area , handicap parking, under a security camera, and the
Hotel had excellent coverage of the event, but for legal reasons, footage can only be released to law enforcement, HPD and Harris county sheriffís department never bothered to get video which hotel security had ready to send electronically, so lack of effort

And I agree one day these thieves are going to run into a armed citizen and 1. Get shot 2. Shoot someone during a criminal activity

Yea Iíll agree thatís terrible. While itís not likely MAYBE some did follow up on the video but it had no evidentiary value? Idk, people like giving other a hard time when they donít know the real deal. Iím not saying you or anyone on here are those people and I will say I have been. We are all human. Police officer in most agencies are worked to the max or over worked. Iím sure most would be surprised at the amount of work they do.

Again. Sorry for the crappy luck and glad it was just property and no one got hurt.
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:19 AM   #31
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that sucks.. i know the feeling... 6 times over, 3 of which were at bird is basin. the police depts don't try too hard to catch a thief, and if they did, the judges are too lenient. i feel as if this burglary epidemic is another type of wealth transfer.
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:56 AM   #32
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No stickers on either of our cars. They are the most nondescript Toyota's the world has ever seen. I just figured out they stole my giftcard to Cracker Barrel. That is a load of manure. Apparently they took my wife's airpods too she figured out this morning.

The cop told me that even with video they are not prosecuting stuff. Aint it grand?
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Old 03-15-2021, 01:08 PM   #33
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Rubberdown, what area of Houston? its constant in my area. They only seem to get more bold. A neighbor a few doors down caught someone breaking into their car parked in the garage last week.
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Old 03-15-2021, 01:26 PM   #34
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Disagree. Trained officer and crime scene processing to catch the thieves is a better use of resources. Civilian with little training other than typing a report for insurance purposes is a waste of time and resources. Catch the thieves and let them rot in jail. Of course, nowadays the courts don't care and let them out without even a slap on the wrist. Nevermind, you were right. File a report online, let insurance pay, and everyone else's insurance goes up to pay for it.

27 years in LE. Getting a little jaded to the system. When you arrest someone with 27 priors, 12 felonies, and they are free on the street committing violent crimes it makes you a little mad. If only we could hold judges and juries to the same standard we hold cops................... We make split second decisions almost daily......judges have days, weeks, months to decide whether or not to let a robbery suspect loose. Then someone gets killed and ZERO liability for them. Can someone explain this to me?

Yep, been a long week. Sorry for the rant.

I will trade you places. I only have 8 in......trying to eek out a pension
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:31 PM   #35
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:50 PM   #36
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Had my ram 2500 broke into. Was nothing of value in it. LEO was called out and they took report and pics and even dusted for prints. Got a case number for insurance. With my deductible I still had to pay for it out of my pocket cause glass and labor was $3. 79 less than deductible. Hooe you find the garbage that did it but unlikely. Hate a thief.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:54 PM   #37
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Why is this surprising at all? It comes with the territory when you live in a place like that. Just like dealing with traffic, horrible air quality and liberals. They all go hand in hand when your in a metro area.
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:35 PM   #38
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It’s not surprising at all. It’s just infuriating.
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