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alf500series
10-07-2009, 05:18 PM
my truck and trailer containing all my landscaping equipment was stolen in august. they broke out the window in the truck and hot wired it. they then proceed to drive it off in the middle of the night. the next day as i got ready to go to work i found the big surprise. later that night the truck was found burnt with all of the equipment gone out of the trailer and truck.
the biggest items were a snapper zero turn 50" mower, stihl br550 backpack blower, echo weed eater, lots of hand tools, irrigation fittings and supplies, the pocket bike i had in the bed of the truck and the side fairings from my motorcycle i was working on.
i think the fact that i am a full time fireman and do the landscaping on my days off helped in the situation. i know lots of people in this town who know a lot of people. i had a slot on the radio about the theft, the local helicopter pilots looking as they gave scenic tours, the ambulance drivers looking around the county,the pd(alot of help they were-HA!)a friend who has friends in low places-wink wink, etc. so i had alot of exposure over the situation.
the next day i found out from a friend, who's buddy owns a pawn shop in the area, that they tried to sell the stuff there. well they never came in but gave an address to where the mower was at so the pawn shop could look at it. i went to the location but-as i figured it- wasn't there. so the cops have the number of the person who called it in to sell it and everything! but as u guessed NOTHING was done about it. so i did some investigating of my own. i kept casing the location of where the mower was supposed to be located at---let me say i fine quality neighborhood. and come to find out there is a 84 red and white gmc with a trailer hitch and trailer parked near the residence. i ran into the owner and his trashy friends at walmart a couple of nights later. they all had the look of--hey ---thats the guy right there. looking over their shoulders, out the sides of their eyes. not guilty at all.
since another guy's mom on my crew is a manager at walmart we went there the next day to talk to her about the person. and and low and behold we run into him again. we have his mom meet us in the front of the store and point him out and they put him on the list of shoplifters. the NEXT day one of his friends gets caught shoplifting! o and i left out that i did a background check on him and all his family. here is a suprise--the WHOLE family has records! thefts, restraining orders, warrants, etc. obviously a classy group.
well needless to say i still don't have any of my equipment back-except the trailer-and had to pay to get it out of the impound from being towed. wow that whole sit. is a story in itself. but a little just was served to him a week ago. a friend of mine does repos. and guess who got their car reposed!!!!!! ha ha ha what goes around comes around.......

there is more to this story as well. if u would like to know , drop me a line.

chris

Charles
10-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Sorry about your loss. But for the life of me I don't see why anyone would leave all their equipment in their truck and on their trailer all night. I see people do it around here too. Very tempting for thieves. Easy target and a big money pay off. Not easy to unload every day but everybody should do it and find a safe place to store equipment except out in the open!

alf500series
10-07-2009, 07:42 PM
i had to leave it out at night because we are renting right now and live at an apartment complex. i hated leaving it like that but had no other options--plus i never thought in a million years someone would take the truck and all.

BlackDog3
10-07-2009, 07:51 PM
That happened around here a few years ago, the guy lost everything. I am not sure if they found the equipment or not. Thats why i am hesitant to get an enclosed trailer, but i still might part it inside of my shop. I guess then it would be mainly for looks and no purpose haha. Sorry though about getting your stuff stolen, i couldn't even imagine that happening.

Chris

Hanau
10-07-2009, 07:53 PM
Not all of us live deep in the ghetto. I never lock anything. Leave keys in the trucks ignition with the doors unlocked, equipment out, shop unlocked, house unlocked. We have no crime here. Never had anything stolen.

Had some gas borrowed once. They left $20 and a note on my door. Took a 5 gallon can. Brought the can back the next day, full.

alf500series
10-07-2009, 07:54 PM
yeah it was about 15,000 worth of stuff stolen-and none of it was covered by insurance. now i have a kill switch on the new pickup and looking at getting a gps tracking system for truck and trailer.

alf500series
10-07-2009, 07:57 PM
well i didnt expect the crime to be THAT bad here either. i never trust anyone, i always lock, block, etc. everything i can. i have a pretty set schedule(24 on 48 off) so they had been casing the equipment for awhile .

Charles
10-07-2009, 08:21 PM
i had to leave it out at night because we are renting right now and live at an apartment complex. i hated leaving it like that but had no other options--plus i never thought in a million years someone would take the truck and all.

Well they are stealing autos all over the country. You just threw in all your lawn equipment/trailer as a bonus. Read this stolen section and you will see than no one is exempt from thieves. From the poor to the rich and inbetween. You either have to have a place to store your equipment (indoors) or have Insurance. Both is preferable. Right! Somebody has to get something stolen from them to make them a believer. This is true

punt66
10-07-2009, 08:32 PM
Not all of us live deep in the ghetto. I never lock anything. Leave keys in the trucks ignition with the doors unlocked, equipment out, shop unlocked, house unlocked. We have no crime here. Never had anything stolen.

Had some gas borrowed once. They left $20 and a note on my door. Took a 5 gallon can. Brought the can back the next day, full.

you will learn your lesson the hard way

alf500series
10-07-2009, 08:33 PM
yes and a lesson in humility to boot. i have insurance for insurance now.

Hanau
10-07-2009, 08:42 PM
There hasn't been a theft committed here since... hell I don't even know. At least 30 years. That's how long my neighbor has lived here, and he doesn't ever remember the town having one. We don't even have a police force in this town.

I'll never have anything stolen off my property. Ever. Gurantee it.

It's absolutely not a problem here. Neighbors look out for each other, over 90% of the town is white, middle class, making more than $50K a year.

The nearest "ghetto" would likely be in Spokane. I can't see thugs rolling over 100 miles down here to steal a damn lawn mower or a truck.

At worst you'd have college kids vandalizing something. The colleges are 15+ miles away. Don't see drunken frat boys coming that far to spray some graffitti.

Charles
10-07-2009, 08:52 PM
There hasn't been a theft committed here since... hell I don't even know. At least 30 years. That's how long my neighbor has lived here, and he doesn't ever remember the town having one. We don't even have a police force in this town.

I'll never have anything stolen off my property. Ever. Gurantee it.

It's absolutely not a problem here. Neighbors look out for each other, over 90% of the town is white, middle class, making more than $50K a year.

The nearest "ghetto" would likely be in Spokane. I can't see thugs rolling over 100 miles down here to steal a damn lawn mower or a truck.

At worst you'd have college kids vandalizing something. The colleges are 15+ miles away. Don't see drunken frat boys coming that far to spray some graffitti.

Ya, I like those crime shows. The people(where the crime happened) of the small town always say: That kinda thing just doesn't happen around here--spit:hammerhead:

In rural SC these people people were selling hay out in farm country. 2 separate households had put signs up "Hay for sell". Well a man approached and said he was interested in buying hay. Turns out he was a serial killer. He killed the families and then more people before he was shot dead by police in NC.
Happened this past summer

alf500series
10-07-2009, 08:55 PM
sad but true


-- as we say in the fire service--job security comes from one idiot after another

alf500series
10-07-2009, 09:03 PM
it wasn't really too bad here, but it has gotten really bad lately for some reason. i see the guy that I'm about 80% sure was involved with stealing my stuff or actually stole it all the time. lets just say he better not slip up or ill own what little trash he owns-or somebody elses property he has stolen. and then i can turn that in and hopefully help another brother out.

the best part is i was on the call a couple of years ago when his child had seizures. thanks buddy-appreciate ya-jerk off!

lets just say i have an enforcer/mafia that will take care of the situation.:gunsfirin

Hanau
10-07-2009, 09:05 PM
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http://www.city-data.com/zips/83843.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/99163.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/83501.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/99403.html

Like I said, it's not a problem here.

alf500series
10-07-2009, 09:08 PM
http://www.city-data.com/zips/65616.html

Hanau
10-07-2009, 09:13 PM
Holy crap, 17,000 people? I'd go nuts living around that many people. How do you cope with the traffic? The noise? Man o man, I love my little town.

EDIT: I'm on 83832 on the list I posted earlier. Forgot to clarify.

alf500series
10-07-2009, 09:19 PM
oh no its WAY more than 17,000 thats just the pop. in the area. this is a tourism town--well over 4 mil a year. welcome to the worlds largest parking lot--hahaha.

chris

Hanau
10-07-2009, 09:40 PM
That would suck.

Casinos?

alf500series
10-07-2009, 09:41 PM
awe u get used to it--plus it helps to know back roads and what parking lots connect to what

Hanau
10-07-2009, 09:44 PM
If you ever want a slower pace of life head on up this way.

Troy-Deary is an underserved market. Some compact machines, some plowing equipment, and firewooding and a fella could scratch out a modest living. Kick back and enjoy.

punt66
10-08-2009, 04:43 AM
If you ever want a slower pace of life head on up this way.

Troy-Deary is an underserved market. Some compact machines, some plowing equipment, and firewooding and a fella could scratch out a modest living. Kick back and enjoy.


Although i am sure its very nice out there, i can do much better here. http://www.city-data.com/zips/06092.html


crime still happens.

ken gustafson
10-08-2009, 10:03 AM
The crime that does not happen everywhere still ads up to 45,000 million dollars a year......or 45 BILLION dollars a year. F.B.I. statistic........and that does not include the people who do not report the crimes. True a really big number but I know that I know.....Yellow Freight and other big trucking outfits do not report product stolen unless the dollar figure is enough to make it worth while. I was told the figure had to be $100,000 or more....then they fill out a report. When I started selling trailer locks in 1999 the figure was "only" 5 BILLION....the 45 Billion figure was in 2006 or 2007.....newest figures I have not seen yet. I am sure they have not gone down.....Ken

becpropertymaint.
01-24-2010, 04:03 PM
http://www.city-data.com/zips/99179.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/99113.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/83832.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/83843.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/99163.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/83501.html

http://www.city-data.com/zips/99403.html

Like I said, it's not a problem here.

not a problem you said you live in 83832 zip code you have a registered sex offender living by you. :nono: You need to do a little curb stomping:hammerhead:

Jake99
02-01-2010, 06:55 AM
Ryobi has a motion sensor/noise maker that works good. Plenty loud. Gettit at lumber yards. Might help ya for next time. I think it was 40 dollars here. Alot of people not working now. They busy stealing to have something to do.
--jake

Hawg City Lawns
02-01-2010, 12:51 PM
90 miles away from branson

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