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Anyone else been burglarized on east end STX?

 
poodle
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I'm curious...has anyone else been a victim of an unsolved burglary over the past year or so on the east end of STX? I'm wondering, if we assimilate information, can we solve the mystery? Maybe we have a landscaper or housekeeper or pool service person in common, and would be able to come to a conclusion on the incidents.

PM me if there is something you think was fishy, or unresolved. Maybe we can come together & get to the bottom together.

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2013 6:36 pm
speee1dy
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if you solve it, will the police do anything?

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Posted : August 25, 2013 8:49 pm
poodle
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not likely Speee1dy, but at least we could fire the same maintenance person!

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2013 8:56 pm
mtdoramike
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Well, at least give the cops a chance once you get any additional information. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully no one was hurt. To me, loss of property is one thing and a small thing at that. But life is totally different. Back 1974 my parents were renting a house out in TuTu area of St. Thomas. Their house was broken into 3 separate times and each time they weren't home thank god and no one got hurt. But they stole my fathers coin collection, his safe, a couple of rifles, jewelry and so on. The cops never did anything about it. I always wondered if the thieves might have been related, but who knows. My father got soooo made that he rigged up an electrical wire to a 110 power outlet and then attached it to the door knobs of the house and a couple of window frames. He then threw wet mats outside by the doors and windows. This was done at night when they were sleeping. I finally was able to stop him from doing this when I explained that an innocent person could get shocked and killed from that. So he stopped doing that particular thing and instead ordered two Doberman Pinchers from Germany if I recall. They were trained by voice command. One of the dogs bit him pretty severely and he decided after a while to get rid of the dogs.

Oh what fond memories the Islands hold.

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Posted : August 25, 2013 9:42 pm
Alana33
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poodle - doesn't your neighborhood have a crime watch system? From what I know of the police in STT, they are happy to help you set it up with your neighbors. If you are being targeted, get your neighbors together and set up a meeting at 1 of your homes for meeting with police.
Good luck! It helps when everyone knows each other and is on the look-out.

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Posted : August 26, 2013 12:10 am
quirion
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Twice in the last 3 months. But ours is currently a vacation rental.
The first got a cheap flat panel tv.... the second broke a glass door but i think that method caused too much noise and they took off.

Now the only fishing thing I worry about is who knows its a vacation rental?

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Posted : August 27, 2013 1:06 am
islandpuma
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Just give the police a chance? Oh someone could get hurt? Maybe like the elderly man killed during a recent robbery? It is thinking like this, like we owe the criminals all of our hard earned property that allows this to go on. If we all armed ourselves and adopted the Make My Day Law, crime would go down. Instantly.

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Posted : September 12, 2013 1:52 pm
speee1dy
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if you get a license, you can arm yourselves in your own home.

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Posted : September 12, 2013 3:51 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Just give the police a chance? Oh someone could get hurt? Maybe like the elderly man killed during a recent robbery? It is thinking like this, like we owe the criminals all of our hard earned property that allows this to go on. If we all armed ourselves and adopted the Make My Day Law, crime would go down. Instantly.

My shotgun is loaded with beanbag rounds... I have no qualms shooting somone, hopefully I am home next time some kids try to steal my horse; I will detur them.

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Posted : September 12, 2013 5:06 pm
OldTart
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I wholeheartedly recommend the Neighborhood Watch programs. The VIPD provides enormous help in getting them up and running and and do a great job. The way our neighborhoods are set up in little pockets one doesn't always get to know one's neighbors and setting up a watch creates a great sense of community in dealing with common issues.

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Posted : September 12, 2013 5:10 pm
quirion
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I have yet to hear back from the cops on either breakin. The first was back in March.

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Posted : September 12, 2013 5:44 pm
vicanuck
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We need an Open Carry law here.

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Posted : September 13, 2013 12:49 pm
speee1dy
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i agree with that. like arizona has

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Posted : September 13, 2013 4:14 pm
Tiberius
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Sounds like a job for my friends Smith&Wesson.

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Posted : September 13, 2013 4:18 pm
LiquidFluoride
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"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Heinlein
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Polite_Society

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Posted : September 13, 2013 5:17 pm
noOne
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Heh the police relieved my father of two guns down there, on two seperate occations... the S&W .38 special from my grandfathers WWI days, and this gun, High Standard model 10B: (my fathers was the flashlight-less version)

https://encrypted.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=high+standard+model+10b&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=mqrXWqRLL5fHLM&tbnid=N3zIrhuA2L097M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fworld.guns.ru%2Fshotgun%2Fusa%2Fhigh-standard-10a-10b-e.html&ei=QOgzUur4F6XC4APZ8YDYCQ&bvm=bv.52164340,d.dmg&psig=AFQjCNGxlAjYUgWo6siX6Knxha59zjnHIQ&ust=1379219892951891

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Posted : September 14, 2013 4:41 am
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