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Old 07-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #16
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That's just the way the law is here. Don't know how it is where you live. I don't think it's fair either. Usually it's about 30% of value.

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:14 AM   #17
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a felony arrest has been made. The guy that pawned the stuff is in jail right now. With bail for way more money than any of his friends have. His girlfriend or whatever confessed the whole thing and took the cops to where the rest of the stuff was located. I got back everything except my backup rain gear that i had just bought. One of the bums in town is probably rocking yellow carhart rain gear around. $100 backup rain gear is a drop in the bucket

When i bought the house there was a tweaker living there. It was her grandparents house who had died. She DESTROYED the house. I got the house cheap from the state. I had a hard time kicking her out i was working on it. She moved her stuff in the garage and changed the locks and left her dog there. I had to kick the door in, take her dog to the pound and her stuff to the dump. This was like 4-5 years ago. It wasn't her, but it was her friends that broke in. Transient tweakers.

Its kind of funny. This is the second time i got robbed at the house. When i was working on the house and it was totally gutted, someone broke a window and took all my tools. They used my wheelbarrow to wheel tools in to a hiding spot. The cops followed the wheelbarrow tracks and found all my stuff. This is the second time ive lost thousands of dollars of tools and got it all back.
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Glad to hear you're getting most of it back!

I guess the only positive is that although you're being robbed, you're at least being robbed by complete idiots!

I think at this point I'd have an alarm and a gun.

Chances are good that as long as the former resident and her idiot pals are trying to round up cash for their drugs, you will be a target because you're on their radar.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #19
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Meth is huge here. The tweakers don't even care that they will get caught. They got to get high that day. What baffles me is that the pawn shop said they came in with a shopping cart full of stuff. A transient tweaker comes in with a shopping cart full of tools that are totally random. They had to KNOW it was stolen. Seems kind of Bs that they do nothing to go above and beyond. Just take their drivers liscence and give them pennies on the dollar. I would think they would have noted down what some of the stuff they didn't buy was. They obviously barely even looked in the shopping cart because they missed some expensive stuff to buy. They turned away a $400 fluke multimeter and one of the more expensive dremels. It's probably good that they didn't buy too much though because it sounds like I wouldn't have got it back from the pawn shop if I couldn't have described it. It's hard to know what's missing when you have a thousand tools.

My advice to everyone. Take picture of your tools and buy a trail camera and put it in your garage or in your yard. They work awesome. Turn it on and just change the batteries every 6 months
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My advice to everyone. Take picture of your tools and buy a trail camera and put it in your garage or in your yard. They work awesome. Turn it on and just change the batteries every 6 months
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Linksys WVC80N IP Camera

It sits in my basement and faces out a window--anyone stealing from the house will be using either the basement walk out door or the rear door off the deck... this camera gets a clear view of either of those spots.

I have it setup to detect motion and send me an email with 10 photos--2 frames per second, 1 second before motion is detected and 4 seconds after motion is detected.

It's a pain because I end up emailing myself a dozen times when I mow the lawn, but it's nice to know it's working

The trouble with the trail camera is that unless it's hidden, it may itself be stolen... and since it stores images locally, you wouldn't retrieve them... with the Linksys the email is off to me before they could ever have the door opened... Also with the trail camera, you also are probably mounting it up high and out of the way which means you get a wider shot, but that lessens the chance of ID'ing anyone in the photo.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #21
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i thought of that with the trail camera. The last couple days i had it mounted in the bushes where no one would notice it. If i was going to leave it in my garage i would put it with a bunch of junk/garbage so no one would pay attention to it. I returned the one that i had bought. It worked well but at night it lights up red, very obvious to a thief. I ordered a new one on line that doesn't flash red. Its flash is invisible. I can't wait to start catching hoodlums/thieves. Our car has been getting messed with. One night it something sticky dumped all over it. Camera is going to catch them mofos. It will be pretty convenient, anytime something happens you can just grab your camera and set it out. Like i said, just make sure its hidden
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Our car has been getting messed with. One night it something sticky dumped all over it. Camera is going to catch them mofos.
I didn't think Oregon had tough areas like that? It's a shame, I wish you the best with dealing with these people, and hopefully of the ones out there more are turning their lives around then new ones are joining the ranks...

Is the area you are in getting better, or worse?

There are places around here (Boston) that started to have a resurgence of "good people" moving in starting about 10 years ago--some call it gentrification, or whatever else... the point is that you had ethical people who worked for a living, had pride in where they lived, and wanted good relations with their neighbors--but since the market crash 3-4 years ago I feel like many are either burying their heads or running off to other areas. It's painful to stay in a lousy neighborhood AND have your property worth less than you owe.

I'm in one of the nicer towns in the area, so I'm fortunate that I don't have to deal with much... in fact I can't think of anything (knock on wood) in the 18 months I've been here... the worst I get is the occasion beer bottle flung onto the lawn or into the bushes from a moving car...
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I didn't think Oregon had tough areas like that?
For the most part is doesnít, Portland Metro and a couple other places in the I-5 corridor are an exception as far as violent crimes you hear about daily in the news.

All the petty crap is fueled by dope just like most everywhere else I would guess.

Unfortunately the petty stuff isnít so petty when it happens to you.
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Good to hear you got your stuff back. Why not build a bird house around the camera & u can set it up anywhere you want. If you have it sitting on a table in the garage, they'll think you just built it & are about to put paint on it. Hang it outside & nobody will think anything of it.
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I didn't think Oregon had tough areas like that? It's a shame, I wish you the best with dealing with these people, and hopefully of the ones out there more are turning their lives around then new ones are joining the ranks...
Im in 2 spots, my house that got robbed is on the coast. I wouldnt call it a bad spot. There are a LOT of Meth addicted tweakers atound though. They will steal anything. My house got targeted the first time because there is an alley behind my house that gets a lot of foot traffic but isn't busy. A couple people an hour. Tweakers would steal a bar of soap if they thought they could make a nickel off it, but I would walk around the worst part of town at 2 am and not be scared.

The spot I moved to is outside Portland. It's pretty nice but I would be afraid to walk around on a dark street in the middle of the night. Lot more people. My car getting screwed with is just hoodlums that I had words with because they parked a moving semi truck and 53' trailer parked behind my wifes car and then left for an hour. They boxed about 15 cars in. When they got back I lost it. Didn't get in a fight but just about. My car has gotten screwed with a couple times since

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