Good for you, DN, and UPD. Let's get these thieves.A few years back
my daughter had her purse stolen from her car in the Marmalade district. The
Salt Lake police couldn't have been less interested. They told her it was
probably kids and they had taken the cash and thrown the rest in a dumpster
somewhere. They were wrong.She got a call from the credit card company a
couple of hours later where the thief had tried to buy $700 in merchandise.
SLCPD did not follow up on that purchase.She got regular calls from
companies telling her that they had tried to open accounts at various stores.
Again, the police never followed up.It was a bank employee and the county
sheriff who finally cared enough to get her ID back and apprehend the thief, a
woman with a serious drug habit.I'm always impressed when the police
go after these creeps.
Disgusting that's all I can say!
Smile! You're on Candid Camera.Oh and by the way, you'll
soon be residents of the Utah State Prison system.
maybe the credit cards should have been canceled ADAP. Why let them buy things.
Oh please, send these guys away to jail...
You've got to catch them before you send them to prison. And yes, I
absolutely hate lenient terms for people who do things like this. I hope every
judge in this jurisdiction reads this. These people lack a very basic and
essential commodity possessed by most decent human beings. They have no
Too bad the pictures are so small. It is pretty hard to identify someone from a
one inch square snapshot. Please adjust your program so the photos can be
enlarged to full screen.
Let's see. Doofus with sunglasses on forehead. Got it.
@ Rick 2009I am by no means in law enforcement. But I would think it would
be easier to catch the thiefs if they do not cancel the credit cards. They can
trace it this way. If they cancel the cards, the suspect's will jist ditch
If the credit card got wrapped, why were not the (alleged) violators detained?
Or followed and apprehended? Just wondering! It seems like the problem would
@gb 13 The credit card did not get wrapped his arm did
We also have a responsibility to not make these temptations so available to the
dishonest. They are lurking everywhere. When I come home day or night I always
take anything valuable out of the car and lock it and alarm it. We need to
always be aware of our surroundings and not take for granted that things will be
alright. It only takes a moment for a thief to accomplish his goal because of
our lack of attention and safety thinking.
@ suzyk#1I respectfully disagree. If someone steals my property, he/she
is to blame, not I, regardless of how "tempting" it might be. This
blame-the-victim mentality is sadly becoming far too accepted. I refuse to live
my life under constant vigilant fear that someone might steal my stuff. If
someone does, then I expect the police to do their very best to bring the crook
to justice, and not discount their responsibility and blame me for not having
locked my front door. Thieves are thieves, regardless of how easy it might be
for them to mess up innocent people's lives.
@ suzyk#1 I have to agree with Gregg .the victim of a burglary is no more a
fault then a Victim of rape is not a fault