Tag Archive: Burglary

Put CCTV In Every Home: Householders Should Help Us Trap Burglars, Says Scotland Yard Chief





” Homeowners should consider fitting CCTV to trap burglars, the country’s most senior police officer declared yesterday.

  Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said police forces needed more crime scene footage to match against their 12million images of suspects and offenders.

  And he called on families and businesses to install cameras at eye level – to exploit advances in facial recognition technology.

  But privacy campaigners condemned the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s suggestion.

‘ The proposals on increasing the amount of privately owned CCTV cameras are quite frankly Orwellian and risk turning members of the public into an extension of the police,’ said Renate Samson of Big Brother Watch.

‘ Private CCTV is completely unregulated. Recommending greater use of CCTV to gather more images of people’s faces – often innocent people’s faces – undermines the security of each and every one of us.’

  She pointed out that a House of Commons committee had on Saturday released a report on the problems with facial recognition.”

Thus Britain nears the endgame of civilian disarmament and total dependence on the State … Read the rest .

Concord Police Officer Suspected Of Stealing Pain Pills From Seniors Complex






” A Concord police officer has been placed on leave and faces charges of burglary and elder abuse for taking prescription drugs from residents at a seniors complex, prosecutors said Friday.

  Matthew Switzer, a 12-year veteran of the Concord Police Department who serves as a K-9 officer, is being held in lieu of $480,000 bail at the County Jail in Martinez. Switzer, who works with a German shepherd named Figo, is on paid administrative leave.

  During his first court appearance Friday afternoon, Switzer listened as Judge Bruce Mills read the charges: two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse.

  Switzer’s attorney, Harry Stern, said Switzer is a “good officer” and “well respected.”

  He said Switzer had sustained a neck injury while on the job and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, which led to addiction. Stern did not say when Switzer was injured or what the stress stemmed from.”




     How is it that he is allowed to keep his job and his gun if he suffers from PTSD ? If our returning soldiers are to be cast in the light of incompetence by our “betters” in the political class and called a threat to society then surely a PTSD diagnosed cop poses just as much of a threat . Oh wait , the soldiers don’t have a union do they ? Never mind .

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Burglar Finds Child Sex Abuse On Tapes He Took, So He Points Out Suspect




” If you doubt there’s an unwritten code of honor among criminals — governing certain behavior that’s just not permitted — consider this.

  Police say a burglar in southern Spain who stole an old Super 8 camera and tapes from a home discovered to his horror the graphic video content of a man sexually abusing boys.

  The burglar put three tapes in a brown envelope, hid them under a parked car, and then called police from a public phone, directing them to go find it.

  Inside the envelope, police found a note with the home address of the suspected pedophile and a message from the burglar:

” I’ve had the misfortune that these tapes have fallen into my hands and I feel obligated to turn them in so that you can do your job and put that (expletive) in prison for life.” “











After 2nd Break-in This Georgia Homeowner Greeted The Burglars With A Surprise Of His Own


Decatur Ga Homeowner



” In the course of 5 days a Decatur, Georgia man’s home was broken into twice.  But this time at least one burglar was not able to get away. Watch VIDEO at bottom of post.

  It was in broad daylight when 3 crooks decided to break into the home at the end of the cul-de-sac.   The homeowner happened to be going home for lunch when he got an alert from his alarm company that someone had broken into his house.”










Four Oklahoma Prisoners Escape Through Jail Shower




” Authorities in Oklahoma are looking for four prisoners whom allegedly escaped by crawling through the jail’s plumbing system from the shower room. 

The Caddo County Sheriff’s Office has put out an alert for Dylan Ray Three Irons, 21; Prime Tounwin Brown, 23; Anthony James Mendonca, 24; and Triston Cheadle, 32. KOKH reports that the men were last seen at a car wash approximately one block from the detention center where they made their escape Saturday night.”




As of this posting all four escapees are still on the loose .











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” It was that M-DSPD internal affairs investigation which revealed in October 2011 Trayvon Martin was searched by School Resource Officer, Darryl Dunn. The search of Trayvon Martin’s backpack turned up at least 12 pcs of ladies jewelry, and a man’s watch, in addition to a flat head screwdriver described as “a burglary tool”.

When Trayvon was questioned about who owned the jewelry and where it came from, he claimed he was just holding it for a “friend”. A “friend” he would not name.

On October 21st 2011 a burglary took place a few blocks from Krop Senior High School where Trayvon Martin attended. The stolen property outlined in the Miami-Dade Police Report (PD111021-422483) matches the descriptive presented by SRO Dunn in his School Police report 2011-11477.”







Naked Wife Distracts Victim While Husband Burglarizes Home




” Police in Crossville are still searching for the woman who skinny dipped in a neighbor’s pool to distract him while her husband stole from the man’s home.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 27 at the victim’s home on Canterbury Lane in the Camelot subdivision in Crossville, about 100 miles east of Nashville.

The 54-year-old victim told police he was approached by the couple, who live nearby, and the 30-something-year-old woman asked if she could swim in his pool.”







Grandson Shoots Repeat Burglar Who Stole From His 98 Year Old Blind & Deaf Grandmother With Shotgun





” There is nothing that gets my blood boiling more than someone who takes advantage of the elderly or disabled.

A Michigan man, who cares for his 98 year old grandmother, who has trouble seeing and hearing, became alarmed when the real time monitoring system he used to keep an eye on his grandmother became disconnected so he went to her home to investigate.

When he arrived, he found that thieves had forced their way into the home and stolen the laptop that he used to monitor his grandmother’s condition along with an ATV from the garage. He reported the crime to police, and fearing for this grandmother’s well being decided to spend the night. He also brought a shotgun along should the thieves return.

Return they did.”








Cannon Safe Releases Seven Tips For Purchasing A Safe





” Cannon Safe has created a step-by-step guide for finding the perfect safe for your home. The guide is aptly titled Seven Tips For Purchasing A Safe and can be downloaded for free at cannonsafe.com or a hardcopy can be received by mail upon request.

Like all consumer products, home safe technology has improved drastically in recent years and with so many new features and options, the process of selecting the right safe can be confusing.  Luckily, the new safe-buying guide from Cannon Safe will make the choice easier.

“The great thing about this guide is that it’s a one-stop source for all of the factors that should go into buying a full-sized safe, including size, location, fire rating, optional features and much more,” said Aaron Baker, president of Cannon Safe.  “Seven Tips for Purchasing a Safe helps you prioritize your needs and select the right safe for you and your family.” “







Omaha Homeowner Gives Intruder Life Advice As He Holds Him At Gunpoint


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” A homeowner in Omaha had a lot to say to an intruder he caught on his property.

“I worked for everything I have, all my life,” said the homeowner, 55. “I worked day and night for many years, so I said, ‘Why don’t you try getting a job?’”

The homeowner grabbed his shotgun when he heard his dog barking at something around 1am.

He found the would be intruder in a detached garage near the home. He held the suspect at gunpoint while his wife called police.”









Maine Hermit Living in Wild for 27 Years Arrested







” A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the central Maine woods, who may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples, has been captured, authorities said.

Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested last week when he tripped a surveillance sensor set up by a game warden while stealing food from a youth camp in Rome, state police say in a court affidavit.

Authorities on Tuesday found the campsite where they believed Knight — known as the North Pond Hermit in local lore— has lived for 27 years.

Residents of the town with a year-round population of about 1,000 say they’ve been aware of the hermit for years, often in connection with break-ins that have occurred. Some have spotted him walking along the side of the lake known as Great Pond and others have seen his living quarters, which include a tent covered by tarps suspended between trees, a bed, propane cooking stoves and a battery-run radio.”







Burglary Suspect Shot By McLoud Homeowner





” A suspect who was shot in the stomach by a McLoud homeowner during an overnight burglary attempt last week remains hospitalized but has been upgraded to good condition.

McLoud Police Major Carol Pendley said the shooting incident occurred about 4:18 a.m. Jan. 24 at a home on the city’s south side when the homeowner awoke to find a burglar coming through a door of his home.

Pendley on Wednesday released the name of the burglary suspect who was shot in the incident. He’s been identified as Zackary Allen Lang, 26, she said

The homeowner, who Pendley described as an “older gentleman,” was extremely shaken up following the ordeal is and isn’t expected to face any charges, she said, although an official ruling will be made by the district attorney. Pendley said police aren’t releasing the homeowner’s name.”

Magnolia Mother Fires Back At Burglary Suspects




Magnolia Mother



 ” Investigators are looking for three burglary suspects who forced themselves into a Magnolia home where there was a mother and her 6 year-old child inside.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says around 9:30 last night, they were called out to a home on the 18700 block of Mink Lake Drive in Magnolia. Investigators say three male suspects went into the home where they found a 33-year-old female with a pistol in her hand and her 6-year-old child alone inside.”




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In the Absence of Guns






In Britain, defending your property can get you life.



” Celebrity news from the United Kingdom: In April, Germaine Greer, the Australian feminist and author of The Female Eunuch, was leaving her house in East Anglia, when a young woman accosted her, forced her back inside, tied her up, smashed her glasses, and then set about demolishing her ornaments with a poker.

A couple of weeks before that, the 85-year-old mother of Phil Collins, the well-known rock star, was punched in the ribs, the back, and the head on a West London street, before her companion was robbed. “That’s what you have to expect these days,” she said, philosophically.

Anthea Turner, the host of Britain’s top-rated National Lottery TV show, went to see the West End revival of Grease with a friend. They were spotted at the theatre by a young man who followed them out and, while their car was stuck in traffic, forced his way in and wrenched a diamond-encrusted Rolex off the friend’s wrist.

A week before that, the 94-year-old mother of Ridley Scott, the director of Alien and other Hollywood hits, was beaten and robbed by two men who broke into her home and threatened to kill her. “


Read On , That Was Just The Prelude


” A few months ago, Shirley Best, owner of the Rolander Fashion boutique whose clients include the daughter of the Princess Royal, was ironing some garments when two youths broke in. They pressed the hot iron into her side and stole her watch, leaving her badly burnt.

“I was frightened to defend myself,” said Miss Best. “I thought if I did anything I would be arrested.”

And who can blame her? Shortly before the attack, she’d been reading about Tony Martin, a Norfolk farmer whose home had been broken into and who had responded by shooting and killing the teenage burglar. He was charged with murder. In April, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment—for defending himself against a career criminal in an area where the police are far away and reluctant to have their sleep disturbed.

Norfolk is a remote rural corner of England. It ought to be as peaceful and crime-free as my remote rural corner of New England. But it isn’t. Old impressions die hard: Americans still think of Britain as a low-crime country. Conversely, the British think of America as a high-crime country. But neither impression is true. The overall crime rate in England and Wales is 60 percent higher than that in the United States. True, in America you’re more likely to be shot to death. On the other hand, in England you’re more likely to be strangled to death. But in both cases, the statistical likelihood of being murdered at all is remote, especially if you steer clear of the drug trade. When it comes to anything else, though—burglary, auto theft, armed robbery, violent assault, rape—the crime rate reaches deep into British society in ways most Americans would find virtually inconceivable.

I cite those celebrity assaults not because celebrities are more prone to wind up as crime victims than anyone else, but only because the measure of a civilized society is how easily you can insulate yourself from its snarling underclass. In America, if you can make it out of some of the loonier cities, it’s a piece of cake, relatively speaking. In Britain, if even a rock star or TV supremo can’t insulate himself, nobody can. ”



Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer





” Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade.

The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them.

“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns? “