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Homes In Sandy-Affected Areas Broken Into And Burglarized

Both incidents happened on Jan. 17, police chief says


Two homes in Sandy-affected areas were burglarized on the same day recently, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.

Patrolman Al Foca responded to a report of a burglary on Jan. 17 at a home on Good Luck Point. The officer observed that someone had forced their way into the home and taken construction equipment and other items. Detective William Cullen processed the scene, DiMichele said.

Patrolman Al Foca responded to a burglary report on Riverside Drive on Jan. 17. The resident told police that someone had forced their way into the vacant home. Items taken included piping and metal, the chief said. Detective William Cullen processed the scene.

Lois Waltman January 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Hope they can trace the scrsp yard like they do pawn shops. Dirty theives
Paint January 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM
nothing like hitting a person when hes down . scum
ken January 25, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Sorry Lois. We all know what scrape yard it goes to, and he "knows nothing." Copper gutters, an item that he knew the cops would come looking for, were taken there a few months ago, and he got them to his smelter that day so he could make his money before the cops took them. They should have to keep pipes for 10days before sending them in. The cuts in the pipes are like fingerprints, and it would be easy to prove the house they came from. But the politicians will listen to the wealth junk yard owners, not the homeowners, when it comes to writing a law to stop this bs.
ken January 25, 2014 at 01:22 PM
This is not 1950 with film cameras. How about a law that the junk yard has to take a digital photo of these crooks and their truck, and hold them along with a sample of the pipe. Before anyone gets wound up on the privacy thing, you get your photo taken every time you go into Walmart, Wawa, Home Depot, etc, and they keep a record of all sales through their registers.
Chief Wahoo January 25, 2014 at 03:45 PM
well you think for $100,000+ paid to people in costumes , would stop all this crime.......give them raises to $200,000+ that surely will stop it ...... feeling safe yet, or is that quarterly property tax bill even more scary than the thiefs !!!!!!!
grace January 26, 2014 at 09:34 AM
o @ chief...something needs to be done and the same laws for pawn shops lol if any should be for these scrap yards..i like the idea of giving proper photo id used and copied for their records..
Thomas A. Mathis January 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM
A simple digital set of photos at the point where the cash is paid out for items would be a big help to the police. Parking lot digital cameras would be a little more expensive but also assist in this type crime.
grace January 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM
how about a thumb print like they do at the banks now

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