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Old 01-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #16
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Don't be surprised if the cops still come sniffing around. Here the utility company will notify the police when there is a spike in electricity usage.

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Don't be surprised if the cops still come sniffing around. Here the utility company will notify the police when there is a spike in electricity usage.
What police department has the time and manpower to investigate something like that?? Certainly none of them I worked for. Around here, most don't even work traffic.
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Don't be surprised if the cops still come sniffing around. Here the utility company will notify the police when there is a spike in electricity usage.
Can I ask what your basing that on? I always heard that was a myth, except in Canada.
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many poco's and water cos will give you a one time good faith credit if you show proof of the repair (they will reduce the elevated bills to your typical monthly average)....so definitely ask, you may be surprised.
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The HVAC repair tech actually informed me that in cases of leaks the water department actually has a protocol for refunding to compensate. He filled out the paperwork we need to move forward with that.

Who cares if the cops go over there and check them out. I didn't get the vibe that these guys had anything to hide.
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What police department has the time and manpower to investigate something like that?? Certainly none of them I worked for. Around here, most don't even work traffic.
Happens here in Dayton on a regular basis. Typically all they need to do is stop by the address and peek in a basement window.
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That is because Dayton cops do not have anything else to do. Was like that when my cousins were growing up there, while my uncle was still active duty at Wright Patt.
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Can I ask what your basing that on? I always heard that was a myth, except in Canada.
Well I have to admit that just because the local news reports these events when they happen does not mean they are factual. They show footage of growing beds and banks of lights in some guys basement and say the cops were tipped off by the utility company. But it could just be a slow news day and they needed to fabricate a story.
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Wow, there must not be much crime in Dayton. I didn't mean to imply that such stories are fabricated and no LEOs would ever go snooping, just that I suspect it's pretty rare. We didn't do it where I was an LEO (Midwest USA) because the problem wasn't grow operations, it was portable meth labs in the trunks of cars. Also, marijuana (albeit poor quality) grew wild in many places.
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With advancements in lighting and systems where the pumps hardly run growing operations are harder and harder to discover. Unfortunately the cops are not fighting crime, their budgets are strapped and if they want to keep their pensions they have to generate revenue.

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