Friday, April 20, 2007
What to do about it? First, always report these things to the police. They may not be able to help after you report it but it is for sure nothing will be done if you don't report it. There no sense belly aching about it three months after it happens, report it when it happens. Second, if you are not happy about the way the police handled the problem go to your Town Council meeting. You can voice your opinion on things in the public comment section of the meeting. It helps if you are specific not just some general comment like "crime is up in Delmar". If you feel it is important, call town hall and request to be put on the agenda at the council meeting to speak about it. Bring photos of damaged things for a show and tell presentation. Bring your neighbors to the meeting, this will show it is not just you with some gripe against the police. Finally get involved, take photos of cars riding by with people that seem to causing the trouble, form a neighborwatch group, go to the Concerned Citizens meeting.
Spring and warm weather always bring out an increase in these type of crimes, so don't think it is going to go away in the next couple of weeks.
It is an absolute shame about the petty crimes that have come to our neighborhood. Hanging plants? Are you kidding me?
Some people are of such low quality these days. It only takes a few people to ruin it for the rest.
If there was only 1 thief per, say, 1000 people, who was willing to pilfer a hanging house plant or a kid's bike, then that is a disaster for everyone if he commits a few dozen petty thefts, or worse crimes, throughout the neighborhood.
Last weekend I had a CD Walkman, broken sunglasses, old Swiss Army knife, and a favorite cd stolen out of my car. I believe I forgot to lock the car - whoops!
It was obviously a kid who did it because of the petty nature of the items stolen and because there was a whole case of expensive cds and a digital camera between the front seats.
Good solutions - report the crime to the police, that's what I did. At first I was going to forget about it and do nothing because it seemed so trivial, but that's how crime increases and gets worse. If a criminal gets away easily with crime he'll continue on with that despicable vocation.
Howard, how dare you devote half of your post to a solution! I thought people in general were frightened apathetic little creatures!
ROTFLMAO! ....... ROTFLMAO!