Friday, March 30, 2007

Teen Hears Parents Being Taped Up

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Reporter: Liz Collin

Police say two men broke into a house looking for money. It happened in Lancaster County Monday morning.

The family of three were sleeping when two guys broke in.

"The suspects interacted with them. I can tell you none of them were hurt in any way, shape or form,” said Keith Kreiter, Manheim Township Police.

The 9-1-1 call came from an 18-year-old girl inside, her parents had been duct taped in their bedroom. She heard the whole thing and called for help.

Then the two men came after her, checked her cell phone and by the time they tried to get away police had surrounded the whole house.

When officers got to the home the family stayed upstairs. They made sure they were in view from a second floor window.

Then police moved in from the first floor and arrested one suspect near the garage, a second inside the home.

One of the suspects had a knife but police say it wasn't used.

Manheim Township police say this appears to be a random act.

Police charged a 17-year-old and 22-year old Jorge Chaves with robbery, burglary, attempted theft and unlawful restraint.

Both are from Lancaster County.

This goes in the file cabinet of criminal's gone wild. So with people like this running around you might want to have someone watching your back.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mind how you walk

mrbluze writes "The Telegraph has an opinion article about the future of the extensive CCTV network in the United Kingdom. Automated analysis of how and where people are walking or otherwise moving, and what objects they carry or leave behind, flags the attention of security staff. This is meant to preempt a crime and make suspects identifiable even by gait. The technology is of questionable public benefit since street crime has not decreased despite the presence of CCTV. 'An airport camera can be programmed to know what a departure hall should look like, with thousands of separate movements. A single suitcase left for any length of time would trigger an alarm. This technology was developed for use in hotels to alert staff to a breakfast tray left outside a room. Soon, it will be coming to a street near you. Why not go the whole hog and have microphones attached to cameras or embedded in street lights?'"

Personally I think there is a place for CCTV technology in our world. Even if a surveillance system only provides evidence that solves a crime. That is better than running completely blind. How about you? Does surveillance fit in your world?

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Hmm I wonder why I might have that opinion.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Do Americans have an opinion about the increased use of rapidly advancing CCTV technology?

If you walk down your local street past the pump and into your convenient store and look up and scan for 3 minutes you will most likely see the never dying eye of a security camera starring down on you. You are being monitored in the store, maybe at work, and possibly by some jerk's hidden camera in a dressing room. That's right this technology is being grossly abused by certain scum bags. Does this abuse run further than the local dirt bag who uses this tech as a peeping tom or do you think that "Big Brother" will abuse it and start regulating your every waking moment.

I personally am in the middle. I think the scum bags should be prosecuted for their misconduct and any regulation (if there should be any?) should be done to define the proper use of security cameras in the public arena. You can't give any private organization or government under the sun a free for all to do whatever they want with your privacy. Here lies the core issue, how far are we willing to allow the federal government to go, in order to insure our "safety" as if you can no longer protect yourself or your family.

Think of all the rednecks packing a nice shotgun or rifle.

If the 2nd amendment dies, we are gonna be rather helpless if a real live enemy uhmm (islamo-fascists) try to blow up or release biological pathegens on our local business' or malls. Well what can one person do to stop this? I do not know but the option should be there.

You do not think this will ever happen. Well then you obviously do not know our enemy and he wants to keep it that way. You can't fight what you do not know. If we give our currently corrupt government all the power than the "We the people" in the constitution means nothing but ink on paper.

In the search for security how far is too far? Our there any ideal solutions? Do we care enough to have this debate or will be dissolved into a Mexican Canadian stew of madness? Can cameras be used constructively on our borders? for instance Honey Well's MAV
(Micro Air Vehicle).

Share your opinions. Does American Sovereignty and security matter to anyone today?

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Atlantic City burglary ring takes a bite out of Dunkin's dough

From 2005 into early 2006 a group of criminals with a leader by the name of Arthur J. Reynolds unleased a rash of burglaries that brought in over $150,000. They hit a total of 45 Dunkin' Doughnut stores during their illegal operation. This ring of criminals was eventually brought to justice through the cooperation of various local police departments who shared information such as video surveillance.

To read more check out this articel Locals took dough out of Dunkin', N.J. says By LYNDA COHEN.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An 11-year-old faces rare burglary charges.

This story is a kind of tough. Do you have an opinion on how young minors should be treated when commiting a crime?

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Advancements in Video Surveillance

Honeywell's new Micro Air Vehicel (MAV)
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Video Surveillance in 2007

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Purse snatch ends in burglary

A couple lured the victim's family members from their home, then broke in, police said.
Daily Record/Sunday News
Article Launched: 03/08/2007 06:16:58 AM EST

Mar 8, 2007 — Newberry Township Police arrested a Mechanicsburg man and woman they say first stole a woman's purse, then lured her family from their home to burglarize it.
"They took advantage of these people twice," Newberry Township Police Chief David Duffy said. "We investigate a lot of burglaries, (but) not often ones that are so clearly planned out and a specific person is targeted."

On Jan. 27, Connie Lausch notified Silver Spring Township Police in Cumberland County after she forgot her purse at a McDonald's inside a Wal-Mart in the Silver Spring Commons shopping center and returned to find it gone, her husband, Donald Lausch, said Wednesday.

"We rushed home that night and changed the locks," Donald Lausch said, worried the thieves would try to get in their home. The credit cards were used before the couple canceled them, but there were no signs anyone tried to break into their home that night, he said.

They didn't expect it to happen weeks later, he said.

About 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12, the Lauschs' 27-year-old son, Scott, was at home and received a phone call from a man who said he found the purse in a shopping cart at a supermarket in Mechanicsburg, police said. The man said he'd stay there if they came to get the purse, according to police.

Donald Lausch said he found the call a bit odd and called Silver Spring Township Police, who agreed to meet them at the market.

Lausch and his son tried three branches of the supermarket in Mechanicsburg and didn't find anyone with the purse. About an hour and a half later, they returned home to find the front door forced open and items missing.

Donald Lausch first looked for the televisions, he said, which were still there.

"It was mainly computer stuff they took," he said. Items taken included a laptop computer, a digital camera with printer, a wedding band, X-Box 360 games and a silverware set, according to police.

The burglars left a trail, according to police. read more..

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Nearly $50,000 reported stolen in home burglary

STAFF REPORT -Herald Tribune

March 07. 2007 11:07AM

BRADENTON, Florida — A woman was arrested this week on a burglary charge tied to a break-in that netted more than $49,000 in jewelry, electronics and clothing.

Authorities say Karla K. Moore, 41, broke into the house in the 1200 block of 83rd Street Northwest in October. Moore pawned a diamond bracelet for $50 within hours of the burglary, according to Manatee County sheriff’s reports.

Moore, who was also arrested on charges of dealing in stolen property, has been charged in several other burglaries, court records show.

Monday, March 5, 2007

City man gets 20 years for burglaries of homes

Saturday, March 3, 2007

A Camden man once described by a Pennsylvania district attorney as the superstar of burglars was sentenced Friday to 20 years in state prison.

Patrick Burns, who pleaded guilty to 18 burglaries of upscale homes in Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Voorhees and Moorestown, must complete 10 years of the term before applying for parole under the sentence of Superior Court Presiding Criminal Judge Thomas A. Brown Jr.

Brown left open until May 4 the issue of restitution for uninsured losses to the victims, who included professional athletes.

Victims reported thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry were stolen from their homes.

Burns, 47, identified in court records as a resident of Line Street, had been indicted on 86 burglary counts and pleaded guilty to about 20 percent of them under an agreement between Assistant Camden County Prosecutor Robert Luther and defense attorney Jill Cohen.

Luther said Burns' half-brother, Elijah Brown, 54, of Winslow, who reportedly drove Burns to the burglary locations, is awaiting sentencing.

Cohen said Burns was "in and out of the homes in five minutes. He never hurt anyone. No one ever saw him. Most of the time no one was home."

Burns previously served a seven-year term in a Virginia state prison. He was paroled in February 2004, shortly before the South Jersey burglaries began.

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Surveillance Cameras Get Smarter

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Surveillance Cameras Get Smarter

Intelligent Surveillance

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Suspect shot during burglary

05:57 AM CST on Thursday, March 1, 2007

From WFAA-TV Staff Reports

Police said a suspect was shot in the leg during an attempted burglary at a West Dallas fabricating business early Thursday morning.
Police were investigating reports that the owner of the business caught two men attempting to break in and shot, wounding one suspect in the leg. A second suspect ran from the scene of the burglary in the 3100 block of Sylvan Avenue, just west of downtown, police said.
There was no indication that the suspect who fled was shot and the condition of the suspect who was wounded was not known.

What do you think, is it OK to shoot a burglar breaking into your home or business? Is it a situational decision? Or is calling the police all you need to do?
Let your thoughts be known.

I personally think that if my family is in danger of violence then I would most likely shoot the intruder in the leg or arm as someone else called the police.

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