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Posted about 3 years ago

 

Ok first off I want every one to know I am not bashing any LEO I just need some help.  I am not sure that this is the correct forum to post this so move it if needed(just some were that I can still get to it please)


  My home was broken into just over 3 weeks ago.  My rifle that my granfather gave me, several check books and many other things were stolen.  It totaled out to be around 4 grand worth of stuff other than the damage to the house and missed work.  About 2 weeks ago my bank called me and told me that some one tryed to pass one of my checks.  I took a copy of the check to the local PD and they started a new case since that was forgery. 


   The next monday my bank called again saying that some one passed one of my checks but this time they were able to give me the exact bank that it happened at.  So I hauled butt across town and gave the manager there my case# and phone#.  He put a alert out to all of the other branches of that bank.  About 30 minutes later I got a call from a manager at a different branch saying that they tryed to pass anouther one of my checks and were being arrested as we spoke.


  About an hour after that I get a call from the pd informing me that they only got 2 out of the 3 guys.  Other than that I have not got a single call from the PD.  I have called the PD eight times and every time the operator just sends me to a voicemail.  Every time I have left a very polite message with my case #s and phone#.  I still have never gotten a call back.  I have been to the police desk twice now and every time they just say "theres a phone around the corner".


  It is realy against my nature to get hot with the pd but I am going to go to the police desk one last time in morning.  If that doesnt work I will be getting an attorny(sp?).


Sorry for the long post.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Please post an introduction and read the TOU's.


I am assuming you just want and update on your case which is why your contacting the P.D?  Understand that, depending on agency size, there can be an overwhelming amount of calls and an officer might not be available to speak with you immediately and possibly for days. Im  not sure what an attorney is going to do for you? I would ask to speak to an on duty supervisor if I was in your position.


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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Is it possible your investigating officer is on days off/vacation? Believe it or not, and though they seem rare and far between, we sometimes get those!


While I understand your frustration, please understand something. A "property crime", while certainly intrusive and unpleasant to deal with, usually takes a backseat to investigations involving crimes against a person, ie, assaults, rape, etc. LE is short staffed all over the country and we are all juggling several cases at the same time, while trying to maintain our heads above water with the non-stop calls still coming in....


This doesn't release the LEO from his responsibility to keep you informed on the investigation. Maybe a simple call to a supervisor (not a complaint!) will clear things up for you? State your concerns, and politely ask if the officer has been on scheduled days off/vacation/medical leave, etc.


 


 

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Interesting first post.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

What do you need help with?


2 out of 3 dirtbags arrested. They'll get a warrant for the 3rd. You'll get a notification to appear in court to testify when it's time. The wheels of justice are slow moving, but they move.

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Rated +2 | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Your frustration is plainly stated in your posting. Does it stink? Sure does. Here's something YOU can do to prevent those checks from being cashed.....put a stop/hold on the checks stolen or your account. It's a pretty easy thing to do actually and since there is a crime involved, should cost you NOTHING. 2 out of 3 caught? I would say good job officer and thank you. I understand your anger and frustration but you need to direct it to the crackheads who brought this upon you in the first place.......and maybe take preventive measures to ensure no more of your hard earned money is being taken away from you.


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I am not a LEO, but as a Victim Advocate for a PD, I will say that the Officers that have posted have hit it right on the head. What you are going through sucks. the best thing you can do is already done, you filed a Police report (two actually), notified the bank, though I'm surprised the bank didn;t immediately put a hold on your checks and give you new ones, but banks have been known to do crazy things like that, and fortunately two out of the three have have been caught. You unfortunately are now experiencing the Criminal justice system as far as the Court proceedings. Court does not move fast for the victims. Often the Officers don't even know whats happening as far as court is concerned unless the DA contacts them which because of their casload being even bigger thatn the LEO usually means they don't even get a call back. I can't speak for your area, but in my area once an arrest occurs you don't have to show up in Court since you're the victim unless you get a subpoena. You have the right to show up (unless they are under 16 yrs of age and going through Family court). Since you don't have to show up and the DA is usually loaded with cases they don't think to notify the victim when the minor court dates occur. trust me there are plenty. In my area if they have been charged with a felony you should be getting a subpoena soon for either a Preliminary hearing or if they bailed out a Grand Jury notice.


Two things you might do is if the PD has a Victim Advocate contact them, they may be able to answer your questions or contact the District Attorney's Office and ask to speak to the Atty that is handling the case of those arrested. You don't need to hire an atty, the DA or Prosecutor whichever they call it in your area is your attorney.


 


The Criminal Justice system is very complicated and confusing and nothing like what is seen on TV. You are fortunate that they were able to arrest two of the three. Good luck.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

You case is now in the hands of the County/District/City Attorney... which ever one applies.  Call them and see how quickly they call you back.  I'm gonna guess that they won't.  You'll get a subpoena to go to court if they don't plead the case down and the scumbags get a reduced sentence. 


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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

   First off thanks for all of the replys.  As for the checking account I went and closed that as soon as the responding officer left my house.  Thats why the bank called me in the first place.  The two criminals that they caught were just the people who tryed to cash my checks not necessarily the same people who broke into my house.  In this area thugs will sell stolen checks to other thugs. 


   Anyways when I went to the police desk this morning it was the same thing as the last two times.  "The phone is around the corner"  I went ahead and tryed but that went the same way to straight to voice mail.  Finally fed up I called internal affairs.  The IA detective was down there in about 30 seconds.  We went up to his office and talked for a while.  In a few minutes I was able to finally talk to a property crime detective.  My forgery case had basicly been lost.  They just changed computer systems there and I know how bad that can be.  And now they are actually pursuing the cases.  I got another call later in the day from a forgery detective who was now working my case.  He is working with the banks that had my checks passed to them.  He even said that this is an embarrassment to the department.  He may have just been trying to placate me but after today I do feel a lot better about all of this.  


   I do understand about the case load that the detectives have and I also know that my local PD is under staffed but one of the items stolen was a gun so I kinda figured this would have at least a little priority.  But know that they got a little nudge it at least feels like they are doing something.


   

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

I'm in agreement with all of the LEOs:  LE agencies are chronically understaffed, and some things just don't rank up there in priority as high as others do.  Life safety and crimes against persons will ALWAYS get priority over property crimes.  It sucks, I know.  I waited a week to get the forms from the bank before my local PD would even talk to me about filing a report, and after that it took another week or to for an arrest to take place.  Just gotta give it time.  It sucks cooling your heels and waiting for justice, but ya gotta do it.  Hope your situation improves.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Panther- I do understand and agree that crime against a person does and should have a higher priority than property crimes.  But these are seperate departments at least in my local pd.  As far as property crimes I have always at least thought that stolen guns would be pretty far up there in priority.  Albeit that my rifle is not exaclty the best gun to shoot up the hood with it is still a stolen gun.