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Jarred's Lawn Care
05-20-2009, 10:27 PM
most of you out there know that i am in the military and will be deploying next april. I also had several lawn accounts last year but lost them due to state activation for flood duty. So i have about 20 lawns now, and work full time for the military. So i get off at 4pm and get to me enclosed trailer and notice my side door wa open?!? I jumped out of my truck and noticed that it was broken into. Someone decided that they need my equipment more than i do! All my hand held equipment is gone 2 Br600 sthil, 1 Br420, 1 poulan blower vac, 1 husquarvna string trimmer, 1 Sthil komi sytem with string trimmer head/ hedge trimmer/ pole saw/ extension/ straight edger attachment, and 2 sthil hedge trimmers!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, thats not including 2 headset radios, and 2 company sweatshirts and shovels and gloves and misc stuff. None of my mowers where touched and none of the full gas cans?!?!? Someone was watching me:nono: that i am sure of.

ashelton
05-20-2009, 10:38 PM
I hate to hear about that happening to anybody, ESPECIALLY somebody who serves our country.
Good luck with your stuff, and thank you for your service to the country.

bighaydenslawn
05-20-2009, 10:42 PM
Wow, that is terrible. Best of luck finding the people and getting it back. Take care.


P.S. Sounds like you have a decent taste in handhelds!!:cool2:

MOturkey
05-20-2009, 10:47 PM
Really sorry to hear that. Hopefully you have insurance. Best of luck in the future.

greenred
05-20-2009, 10:47 PM
Im sorry about your loss.

What part of Springfield did this happen in out of curiosity?

File a police report for sure, give them what serial numbers you have and check out the local pawn shops. The dirtbags that robbed you didnt steal them so they could work, they stole them so they could sell them to get cash for drugs.

Hopefully you have insurance to cover it.

If you live in Springfield proper you can call the SPD's front desk and ask for premise checks on your property. The officers who work your beat if they have a chance will make checks on your property.

Linder'sLawnCare
05-20-2009, 10:50 PM
I would watch for your company sweatshirts as well as file the police report and start looking for your stuff.

lifetree
05-20-2009, 10:52 PM
... If you live in Springfield proper you can call the SPD's front desk and ask for premise checks on your property. The officers who work your beat if they have a chance will make checks on your property.

Sounds like someone that knows from experience.

VirginiaLawnCare
05-20-2009, 10:57 PM
If you live in Springfield proper you can call the SPD's front desk and ask for premise checks on your property. The officers who work your beat if they have a chance will make checks on your property.

Wow it sounds like that city has to much time on there hands! :laugh: If you called here and asked for that they would laugh in your face. :laugh::laugh:

Jarred's Lawn Care
05-20-2009, 11:00 PM
yeah got a police report done and need to look at getting a new trailer with better lockable door. the circle locks are awesome though on a good note!! they didnt get in that way:clapping: just a cheap ass pace side door. the said thing is i was broke into last year!!! at a job site with everything locked up! i do have insurance, thank god:weightlifter:!! I live on the northend of springfield

greenred
05-20-2009, 11:16 PM
yeah got a police report done and need to look at getting a new trailer with better lockable door. the circle locks are awesome though on a good note!! they didnt get in that way:clapping: just a cheap ass pace side door. the said thing is i was broke into last year!!! at a job site with everything locked up! i do have insurance, thank god:weightlifter:!! I live on the northend of springfield

I always had real good luck with Trailer Masters out by Knights Action Park for my trailer needs.

Also you might want to get your Neighborhood Police Officers phone number and give him or her a call. There is a good chance it was someone in your neighborhood and they have or will be hitting you and your neighbors again. Talking to the NPO and alerting them to the problem probably wont get your stuff back, but it might just help prevent you from getting hit again after you replace your equipment. Maybe. Once a burglar or burglars gets into a area getting rid of them is like trying to get rid of cockroaches. But thats a major part of a NPO's job is to target problems like burglars in their specific neighborhoods.

Remember one thing when dealing with Springfield City Government - squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Lawnut101
05-20-2009, 11:29 PM
I hope you get this all figured out.

JDiepstra
05-20-2009, 11:54 PM
I did not read this whole thread so if it hasn't been said already.... file a police report and visit all of the local pawn shope. Also check EBay and Craigs List. Good luck and sorry about your loss.

TheC-Master
05-21-2009, 12:07 AM
People around here are too lax. I was at the mall and someone had their handhelds on the truck while they were in the store... crazy.

puppypaws
05-21-2009, 12:07 AM
I did not read this whole thread so if it hasn't been said already.... file a police report and visit all of the local pawn shope. Also check EBay and Craigs List. Good luck and sorry about your loss.

You wrote what needed to be said in this post. This is something that is going to increase as unemployment runs out from all the job losses. We have a hard time getting the police to investigate anything because they dedicate all personal to homicides. The worse the economy, the more crime, the more crime, the less investigation, spread too thin, it gets to be a vicious circle.

I think everyone should be carrying a gun in plain sight. There is one county they were talking about on TV where everyone wears a gun, and their crime rate is zero. Criminals don't want to attempt a crime where they know everyone is carrying an equalizer.

S.I.
05-21-2009, 01:09 AM
This is the reason every piece of equipment has its own lock. Here thieves won't work to steal something, it has to be in plain sight and not held down.

ohiogreenworks
05-21-2009, 06:36 AM
I think everyone should be carrying a gun in plain sight. There is one county they were talking about on TV where everyone wears a gun, and their crime rate is zero. Criminals don't want to attempt a crime where they know everyone is carrying an equalizer.

Can't agree more! I have CCW and carry mine virtually everywhere I go...it is a no brainer with how people are now-a-days...:hammerhead:

Smittie
05-21-2009, 07:55 AM
That sucks sorry to hear it. Maybe you will catch the guy coming back to see if he can get something else. then its :hammerhead::hammerhead: time!!!

Jarred's Lawn Care
05-21-2009, 09:05 AM
im just so freakin uppset!! i havent ate and havent slept at all!!!

ron mexico75
05-21-2009, 09:07 AM
Damn man that sucks big time. You should definitely file a police report (so its documented) not much good other then that. You should also keep an eye on craigslist for them selling the stuff or any local pawn shops.

Jarred's Lawn Care
05-21-2009, 09:10 AM
im checking pawn shops today, and draining all the gas from my cans, dont want to take any chances
:dizzy:

topsites
05-21-2009, 10:35 AM
I can tell you the reason they didn't touch your mowers is because more than
likely they didn't have a trailer, folks like that, they might drive a car / suv or a
small pick up, some even on foot.

As for the gas cans, reason they don't touch those is they can't know for sure what's in'em.
It's not just mix fuel some of us have in them.

mowerdude777
05-22-2009, 02:52 PM
sorry to hear about your stuff getting stolen. That realy sucks