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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 02:10 pm
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I have heard and read, on Viva, that a "gang" of individuals (male and female) have been committing these acts in and around San Carlos, for the past few months.  Viva has a most active thread on this subject, do not want to promote or cite Viva, but there seems to be ongoing activity and concerns with this issue.  Please beware, lock up and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

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A friend's house in the country club was burglarized 3 days ago. Large items were carried away. A troubling m o is the thieves remove all the items from the freezer (fish shrimp) and place them on the couches and beds. This sounds more like a hate crime. Happened to another person last summer. They did not return to find the mess for two weeks. Had to throw all the beds and furniture away.

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They apprehended a woman and taxi driver 4 days ago known to have committed 5 burglaries in the last 6 months in Country, Royal and 3 in Solimar. They caught her with drugs, so thats all she got charged with. Probably off the street for a year, as she just got out 6 months ago.

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Before two days ago, the most recent burglary in the Country Club was attributed to some construction workers. There was a break-in Thursday night, through a small window, grabbed a wallet and computer while occupants were sleeping. Police claim they have caught the woman doing these things but obviously there is someone else out there doing the same....Lock Up and be safe!!

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The recent burglaries seem to be around the country club and nearby Villa Hermosa. Is that correct?

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And why do we buy these police stickers? As gratitude for a job well done?

Oh yeah, they need to have a good Xmas party. They are underpaid. They need to get their kids gifts.

It just galls me to no end, how they allow scofflaws to operate on the streets, with regards to speeding and running stops signs.

Now, it is our neighborhoods. This "gang" or series of individual hits is able to operate nearly every night, with impunity. Ridiculous.

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Im at Alvarez Apt behind Creston I to was hit. Bottom floor flipped the lock wahile asleep took computer wallet watch etc 8mo ago even beard trimmer in bathroom they are pretty brazen   be carefyl out there

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F-Troop reporting in. We had a visitor about 2 am on Friday night Sat morning. Had my motion detection lights off because of the wind. But he rang the door bell when he open the gate. He got up to pool house area then I turn on lights and yelled at him. I must say he sure can run fast. [wink] He was wearing a light colored coat and when down F.

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Thanks for reporting this, Guzzi.


Clearly, the MO in many of these cases is to ring doorbells or knock on doors to see if people are home. If no answer, the break-in begins.


Really, we can rely on no one but ourselves to deter this. We must remain vigilant for our neighbors and call them if you see someone "casing" their house. Then, just get visible. Take pictures of suspicious people. No law against that. Let them know you are watching.

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vigilance is the key! organize neighborhood watch programs, this is an effect form of deterrence.  there are not enough police to be everywhere at the same time. 

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The MO in the last Country Club break in, was to enter unannounced in the middle of the night while the home owners were sleeping. Lock your windows and doors, they just cut the screen to gain entrance.

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Be careful not to open doors to guys you don't know asking for water. The woman I referred to beat up an old guy at Solimar to rob his TV.

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Like most Mexicans, I really wouldn't consider calling the police, with the level of corruption that exists in municipal police forces in Mexico. It's so bad that one Mexican president recommended disbanding them all, because they are so easily corrupted by money from criminals. So, it matters little how MANY police there are in town, if they are unwilling to do the job they were sworn to do.


I find real irony in seeing a president who wants to build a wall to keep criminal elements out of his country, while rich Mexicans in Mexico build the same thing around their property; complete with broken glass or razor wire along the top. Why do both sides engage in this? Because authority in Mexico is pretty well broken and corrupted and no one can find a solution for it. The perps know it and operate with impunity.


We are on our own. I believe even Cyberco will not enter one of their client's property until the police show up, FIRST. That was their policy a few years ago. Maybe it has changed.

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Rich Americans also build walls around their properties in the US, just as it happens worldwide. I see no irony here.

And, I had an unknown truck parked across my gates on Friday. I called the police and they were there within 20 minutes.

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I guess irony is a subjective thing.

Twenty minutes? You consider that fast in a town this size?

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I find it amazing. I have called them in the past, with no answer. When I went down to the station, the policeman was asleep on the hard wood bench. It is what it is. You are your own best protection.

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Hook wrote: I guess irony is a subjective thing.

Twenty minutes? You consider that fast in a town this size?

Yes, I do.  It wasn't an emergency, only a vehicle parking where it shouldn't be.  In Tucson, there wouldn't even be a response by the police.  Heck, they wouldn't even come when my truck was vandalized in front of my house in Tucson, nor when it was broken into at my office.

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390pony wrote: Hook wrote: I guess irony is a subjective thing.

Twenty minutes? You consider that fast in a town this size?

Yes, I do.  It wasn't an emergency, only a vehicle parking where it shouldn't be.  In Tucson, there wouldn't even be a response by the police.  Heck, they wouldn't even come when my truck was vandalized in front of my house in Tucson, nor when it was broken into at my office.

So, your argument is that there are WORSE police response times in other locations? Somehow, I'm not feeling much better.

I'm betting that IF you had called them and told them there was a break-in going on at your house (instead of a non-emergency call), their response time would have been twice that. The shooting down at the marina is a good example. They took 45 minutes to respond to a location that was three minutes from the police station.

I guess everyone needs to make their own choice;  call or dont call. I'll do what most of the locals do; don't call.

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I've called them twice since living here, and twice they were called by others when my husband had two serious falls. All four times they responded quickly. We do live near the station, but we also always are very friendly with them and treat them well. That may make the biggest difference.

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I feel this thread would be better served, if the focus was on prevention and how to handle any situation that might arise. Prevention meaning any preparation or deterrent that makes ones house a formidable problem for anyone trying to burglarize or rob you.

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