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Topic: Vehicle Rummaged Through in Riverheights Area Last Night
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Jeff M.

9/6/2018 3:24:10 PM
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Sep 2010
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Vehicle Rummaged Through in Riverheights Area Last Night

I managed to forget to lock doors on my SUV last night and had someone go through it. This was in the Riverheights Area. Anyone else have someone go through your vehicle in the area last night?  
 
Here is a video from my security camera.  
 
https://video.nest.com/clip/00ef387a328e4db58805ac3c93ff38a8.mp4

HammerHead

9/6/2018 4:49:21 PM
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Nov 2013
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Time

Do you know what time of night this was, might be good to know when these thieves are out so people can keep an eye out if they are up.

Jeff M.

9/6/2018 5:01:57 PM
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Sep 2010
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midnight

This was just after midnight.

Cjford

9/6/2018 5:05:09 PM
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Jun 2017
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Sucks that these scum bags have nothing better to do. I do have a question about your camera tho if you dont mind answering here or via pm. I'm looking for one for my home but always find the black and white images near impossible to make out a face. If you happen to have outdoor lights on in the vicinity of camera will it record in color?

Jeff M.

9/6/2018 5:25:55 PM
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Sep 2010
Total posts:59
yeah

Yeah it would record in color if there was enough light. I am seriously going to look into getting a motion light as well. That likely would help to deter these types of people who have nothing better to do.

auggy

9/6/2018 5:57:43 PM
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May 2009
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bikes stolen

had 2 bikes stolen tuesday night valleyview area

Shebear

9/7/2018 12:02:50 AM
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Aug 2013
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I

watched the vid and cant believe how long he was in your vehichle and they just wander through the streets checking vehicles. I'm gonna get hated on for this comment but I remember a time when you could shoot someone in the ass for coming on your property lol Pretty sad when we cant defend our property because we will get in trouble not the crimminal, and these little shits know that no one will touch them. A pellet gun in the ass would be a start lol

Exhausted

9/7/2018 1:38:46 AM
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Nov 2010
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don't lock our doors out in rural areas

the one time in our village people (can't say they were kids for sure) went through a number of cars,  
 
the ones locked had their side windows broke. ones unlocked were just gone through no damage.  
 
we keep nothing in our car nothing much anyway.  
 
they just spread our papers in there (no important stuff) and didn't even take my few CD's. Guess they didn't like our music. No country fans in that group!

kärlek

9/7/2018 4:11:41 AM
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Aug 2011
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Vehicle registration

Make sure your vehicle registration is still there. I had my vehicle rummaged through a few months ago and that's all they took. Nice way to get a hefty ticket.

Karen for Your Home

9/7/2018 7:49:02 AM
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Apr 2016
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driveway alarm

https://www.amazon.ca/Guardline-Wireless-Driveway-Weatherproof-Detector/dp/B00HFZUKGM  
 
You might want to look into getting one of these or something similar. Hold down Leftclick over link...right click to "open in new page" there is a video to watch on how these type of things work..very simple.  
 
If you don't have a drive way in back lane but have only a wood fence dividing properties. One very good deterrent for fence hoppers is to nail down on top of fence line are those carpet tack strips ya know with those extremely sharp tack pointing up to grab carpet and hold in place...ouch that would leave a mark.

KeithSherwin

9/7/2018 3:39:18 PM
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Mar 2017
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Up at Monterey Estates

They were up at Monterey Estates about 5:00 am this morning. Not sure if the video camera recorded their plate number or not. Guess we need more cameras with lights.

Johnbisonbear

9/7/2018 6:41:56 PM
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Mar 2010
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please

don't say that it doesn't matter if you lock your vehicle! It does! Yes if you do leave something of value in your car these creeps will smash the window to get in and take your goods! Why make it easy for someone to rifle thru your car?  
 
Had a neighbour that didn't lock their door and had their purse taken and tossed aside. Most thieves don't want to make noise by breaking windows because then people look outside.

Momof2

9/10/2018 4:00:33 AM
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Jan 2006
Total posts:63
They are at it again in Riverheights area

We woke up around 3:30am and found 2 people going through our vehicles in the driveway. My husband yelled out the bedroom window and scared them off. All they got was a bit of change but I wish I had remembered to lock the car doors.

Jeff M.

9/10/2018 7:02:31 AM
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Sep 2010
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Yep last night again

MrDobalina

9/10/2018 7:19:46 AM
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I knew it was just punks..thanks for the video!!

Worst thing that I can see happening is these kids are going to get caught by the wrong guy at 1am breaking into their vehicle.

Dale Kerik

9/10/2018 9:18:44 AM
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Feb 2008
Total posts:197
Jeff

Jeff, adjust your drop cam down a degree or 2.  
(Try not to see you soffit in the camera)  
 
In your nest settings,  
zoom in a bit as well,  
camera is focusing on the street light & soffit.  
 
Your video will be more clear,  
YES, a motion light would also help.  
 
I assume your resolution is set to highest quality? (also found in your settings)

Never been

9/10/2018 9:22:33 AM
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Jul 2010
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.

Are police aware of all this activity in Riverheights area? Maybe increase patrol, catch the little punks!

Jeff M.

9/10/2018 5:15:27 PM
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Sep 2010
Total posts:59
Thanks

Thanks Dale. I will give your suggestions a try. My video quality was set at medium so I bumped it up to the highest. Also will lower the angle of my camera too

Jeff M.

9/10/2018 5:18:50 PM
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Sep 2010
Total posts:59
I will be reporting

I haven’t reported yet but after the same kids out in only a few days apart around the same time I will be making a call to the police and maybe next time these kids will be caught.  
 
Edited by Jeff M., 2018-09-10 17:20:50

michelle

9/10/2018 5:38:06 PM
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Nov 2005
Total posts:2578
Please Report

  
Jeff M. said "I haven’t reported yet but after the same kids out in only a few days apart around the same time I will be making a call to the police and maybe next time these kids will be caught.  
 
Edited by Jeff M., 2018-09-10 17:20:50"

Even if you think it's a petty or an attempted theft or crime, please ALWAYS report these incidents.  
 
When you report these petty low life thieves, it means that BPS has a record and may bump up patrols in your area, not to mention they likely keep record of crime stats in various areas.  
 
I hope they catch these lowlifes. Please report the attempt so they can monitor the area.

rlachowskir

9/11/2018 8:12:51 AM
Member since:
Jan 2015
Total posts:54
everytime

Everytime we forgot to lock our doors in Brandon at night our cars had been gone through. We left the Brandon area a couple years back as we really didn't feel safe at night. on top of everything else that happened our 2013 sierra was stolen at 1030am one Thursday morning that was our last straw. We moved out of Brandon a couple months later and never looked back.

HammerHead

9/11/2018 3:23:44 PM
Member since:
Nov 2013
Total posts:115
Tracking devices

The Police should set up some bait bikes & bags with tracking devices and get catch these lowlifes. Other police forces have used bait bikes to catch these thieves.

Zekeland

9/11/2018 4:09:47 PM
Member since:
Feb 2007
Total posts:284
police

Our police know exactly who is going through cars. Don’t kid yourself.  
 
They are minors and get nothing for jail time. Police hands are tied!!

 
 
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