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Old 10-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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We discourage using a CDL # now....too easy for someone to use it for the wrong reason...

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We discourage using a CDL # now....too easy for someone to use it for the wrong reason...

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I was hoping you would weigh in on this.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #18
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Just before that we noticed that our recycling was disappearing....someone was walking up my driveway to my garage and taking the stuff.....here is the video......I have condensed it for viewing...
Dayum, Mrs. Dawg's got some stones on her! Bravo!
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Dayum, Mrs. Dawg's got some stones on her! Bravo!
Yea....she was a little pissed......

Remind me not to piss her off....
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #20
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As far as whether or not to report what many of us have unfortunately come to accept as "minor" crimes, yes, most of the quite a few law enforcement persons I know say to report them, and I happen to believe that this is common across the U.S., and very possibly around the world. Regardless of how judges hand out punishment, individuals in law enforcement want to do a good job, just like anyone else, but they can't see everything, so sometimes need help. The more information that they have, the more of a case they can make. Then, well, it's up to the judicial system, but remember that is one area in which you do have a vote, if you choose.

As for social security numbers, there was a time, before the internet, and the ultimate internet fraud, when police and other agencies openly encouraged people to use this as positive identification on tools and other valuables. Some of them even offered engravers for residents to use for this purpose. But, times have indeed changed. Last winter, while things were slowed down a bit, I spent hours going through wrenches and other tools, stereo equipment, etc., obliterating numbers that I had engaved or stamped into them, some as long as 40 years or more ago. No, I wouldn't recommend using that as identification today, but I do know persons whose tools, etc. were returned to them after being stolen, based on initials or other markings found to be constent with the way that they marked other possesions.
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Maybe the odd ball city here. If you report a crime that is not of a very serious nature, the police seem rather upset about coming out. I had 350 dollars of new copper tore from one of my properties. I called the closest scrap yard. This yard has special bins for suspicious items. They pay, then report to the police, then wait. If they can get a company name they will call the company and ask them if this was a theft or what not. They caught many people that way. I found my copper in a bin. Brand new freshly soldered. I remember cutting a corner or two, too save a fitting, so it was easy to recognize. Filed a report, nothing yet, month later.
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Your social is the last # you want to be putting out there!!!
Well, we could argue about that, but what's the point? Guess I'm old school - the last place I lived, your SS number was your driver's license number. I know it can be a bit of a mess if it happens to you personally, but the whole identity theft thing is blown all out of proportion. When I was an LEO, I saw studies that showed the preponderance of ID theft (more than 90%) is due to physical theft of a DL or credit card.

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