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Items stolen from car

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by latka, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. latka

    latka Active Member

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    I forgot to lock my car last week one night and my watch was gone the next morning. It was last Thursday. Do you guys think this is probably teens? The reason I ask is, my 20 y.o. daughter works untill 2 am some nights. It really worries me that she might come home and surprise an adult criminal in the act. This type of crime seems to be a regular occurence in our neighborhood now. I guess we're not in Kansas anymore. :mad:
     
  2. wahoogeek

    wahoogeek New Member

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    its a regular occurrence everywhere. I recall a news story from NJ maybe where the police chief wanted to make it a crime if you did not lock your car at night because they were spending so much time and effort responding to this type of incident.

    I'm guilty too. Left my car unlocked, they took some change, left the gps. According to the sheriff's deputy that was obligated to come by (we said we just wanted to report it but they insisted to send someone over), often it is a organized group of folks, they are only looking for money (fencing stuff is getting hard and risky), its not just bored local teens. They often will strike on rainy nights (or even snow) as it muffles sound and helps wash away fingerprints.
     
  3. Bear

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    Sorry. We too have experienced some minor things over our 12 years here. At least it is a lot better than it was 25 years ago when we were kids.

    Bear
     
  4. fidothedog

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    The following is the police report from today. This is the longest report that I have seen (this could be somewhat due to the Holiday yesterday):

    Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Daily Crime Report

    Crime reports are posted each regular business day, Monday through Friday, except holidays. These reports are not all-inclusive for cases reported, but only those noted for media interest. To review prior Daily Crime Reports please visit sheriff.loudoun.gov/dailycrime

    Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Eastern Loudoun Station
    (Sectors 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290)

    01/17/13
    0600 hrs.
    30 block
    Dulany Ct.
    Sterling
    Larceny from Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a GPS unit. There were no signs of forced entry.

    01/17/13
    0600 hrs.
    30 block
    Dulany Ct.
    Sterling
    Larceny from Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a GPS unit. There were no signs of forced entry.

    01/17/13
    1425 hrs.
    45400 block
    Dulles Crossing Plaza
    Sterling
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a laptop. There were no signs of forced entry.

    01/18/13
    1645 hrs.
    1745 hrs.
    21000 block
    Dulles Town Cir.
    Dulles Indecent Exposure: Several juveniles reported that a male exposed his backside while walking in the Dulles Town Center. The subject was located and identified as Rajesh Kumar, 37, of Ashburn, and was charged with indecent exposure.

    01/19/13
    1550 hrs.
    1617 hrs.
    1100 block
    Albemarle Rd.
    Sterling
    Robbery: A 53-year-old male from Maryland reported that he came to the area of the listed location to see a car that was being sold online. Two unknown males arrived in the area in a white passenger car. The suspects assaulted the male and took cash from his person. The males were described as a short heavy set Asian male and a tall thin White male.

    01/19/13
    2252 hrs.
    45900 block
    Waterview Plaza
    Sterling
    Suspicious Event: Complainant reported they were walking in a parking lot when they saw an unknown male crouched down next to a vehicle and holding a possible small knife. The subject fled the area on foot after being observed by the complainant. The subject was described as a male with a thin build, and was dressed in all dark clothing with a black hoodie and his face was partially covered. The area was searched and no suspect was identified.

    University Station
    (Sectors 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 900)

    01/12/13
    2330 hrs.
    2359 hrs.
    43200 block
    Braddock Rd.
    Centerville
    Destruction of Property/Weapons Violation: The complainant reported that he got into an argument with an acquaintance. The complainant was leaving the area when their tire went flat. It was discovered later that their vehicle was damaged by an apparent discharged round from a firearm. The incident was reported on January 18th after the damage was discovered.

    01/16/13
    01/17/13
    1030 hrs.
    0730 hrs.
    43200 block
    Somerset Hills Ter.
    Ashburn Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a camera.

    01/17/13
    0220 hrs.
    44000 block
    Ashburn Shopping Plaza
    Ashburn
    Disorderly Conduct/Brandishing a Firearm: Deputies responded to a restaurant at the listed location for a report of an intoxicated male who brandished a firearm. Two subjects reportedly began arguing. One of the subjects left the restaurant and returned to the side door of the business a short time later carrying a firearm. Ayaz A. Memon, 25, of Ashburn, was charged with disorderly conduct and brandishing a firearm. Memon was released on a $2500 bond. A second male was charged with drunk in public.

    01/20/13
    0131 hrs.
    20700 block
    Rainsboro Dr.
    Ashburn
    Unlawful Entry/DIP: Deputies responded to a residence when a homeowner reported that an unknown subject was attempting to gain entry into their home. The subject was located inside an exterior utility closet and was taken into custody. Stephen M. Graham, 25, of Pennsylvania was charged with unlawful entry and drunk in public.

    01/20/13
    01/21/13
    1730 hrs.
    1000 hrs.
    21400 block
    Tithables Cir.
    Ashburn
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed sunglasses, a GPS unit and a small amount of cash.

    01/20/13
    01/21/13
    2000 hrs.
    1000 hrs.
    21400 block
    Hearthstone Ct.
    Ashburn
    Tampering with a Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and rummaged through the interior. Nothing was reported missing.

    Dulles South Station
    (Sectors 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 800)

    01/17/13
    01/18/13
    1730 hrs.
    0700 hrs.
    41600 block
    Appleyard Pl.
    Ashburn Larceny: Unknown subject(s) removed construction equipment from a construction site.

    01/18/13
    01/19/13
    2000 hrs.
    0830 hrs.
    42500 block
    Olmsted Dr.
    Ashburn Tampering with a Vehicle: Two vehicles were entered in the area and they were rummaged through. Nothing was reported missing from either vehicle.

    01/18/13
    01/19/13
    1730 hrs.
    0900 hrs.
    42500 block
    Regal Wood Dr.
    South Riding
    Tampering with a Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and rummaged through the interior. Nothing was reported missing.

    01/18/13
    01/20/13
    1800 hrs.
    0830 hrs.
    42800 block
    Oak Post Ct.
    Ashburn
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a flashlight. It was discovered multiple vehicles were entered in the area of Oak Post Court, Whisperhill Court, and Gulicks Landing Court.

    01/20/13
    0115 hrs.
    0120 hrs.
    22100 block
    Whisperhill Ct.
    Ashburn Tampering with a Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered two vehicles and rummaged through their interiors. Nothing was reported taken.

    01/17/13
    1200 hrs.
    43200 block
    Baltusrol Ter.
    Ashburn
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed cologne and other items.

    01/20/13
    0040 hrs.
    22000 block
    Highview Trail Pl.
    Ashburn
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered an unlocked car and rummaged through the interior. Change and a backpack were taken.

    01/20/13
    2000 hrs.
    0800 hrs.
    22100 block
    Whisperhill Ct.
    Ashburn Tampering with a Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered an unlocked car and rummaged through the interior.

    01/19/13
    0031 hrs.
    1200 hrs.
    42700 block
    Ridgeway Dr.
    Ashburn
    Tampering with a Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered an unlocked car and rummaged through the interior.

    01/20/13
    0030 hrs.
    1200 hrs.
    42600 block
    Galbraith Sq.
    Ashburn Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a purse.

    01/20/13
    0410 hrs.
    41700 block
    Eloquence Terrace
    Aldie
    Destruction of Property: Deputies responded to a residence where an unknown male was attempting to gain entry. Araz Azarsina, 20, of Centerville, was charged with breaking and entering and destruction of property.

    01/21/12
    0410 hrs.
    42700 block
    Jonquil Ln.
    South Riding
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and opened a garage door using the remote garage door opener. The resident heard the garage door open and went to investigate. No subjects were located.

    01/21/13
    0200 hrs.
    0400 hrs.
    42700 block
    Shaler Ct.
    South Riding
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and used a garage door remote to gain access to a vehicle parked inside. Sunglasses were taken from the vehicle.

    01/21/12
    0200 hrs.
    0400 hrs.
    25600 block
    Dabner Dr.
    South Riding
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) rummaged through two vehicles. One vehicle was parked in a driveway and a remote garage door opener was used to gain access to a second car parked inside the garage. Change was missing from both vehicles.

    01/21/13
    0001 hrs.
    0400 hrs.
    25700 block
    Howerton Dr.
    South Riding
    Burglary: A resident reported unknown subject(s) entered their unlocked vehicle and used a garage door remote to gain entry into a home. A wallet was taken from inside the home. A credit card was used at various locations in the area.

    01/01/13
    01/21/13
    0000 hrs.
    1339 hrs.
    23300 block
    Rogerdale Pl.
    Ashburn Burglary: A resident discovered a back door was damaged to gain entry into a residence. Nothing was reported missing.

    01/20/13
    01/21/13
    2200 hrs.
    0800 hrs.
    22000 block
    Stone Hollow Dr.
    Ashburn Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed an iPod and loose change.

    01/20/13
    01/21/13
    1800 hrs.
    0830 hrs.
    41300 block
    Windybush Dr.
    Leesburg
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle and removed a wallet and its contents.

    01/20/13
    01/21/13
    1900 hrs.
    0500 hrs.
    22000 block
    Stone Hollow Dr.
    Ashburn
    Tampering with a Vehicle: Unknown subject(s) entered an unlocked car and rummaged through the interior.

    Western Loudoun Station
    (Sectors 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 700)

    01/14/13
    1321 hrs.
    1553 hrs.
    11900 block
    George Farm Dr.
    Lovettsville
    Larceny: Unknown subject(s) removed a dishwasher from a home under construction.
     
  5. twohokies

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    There were a lot of houses in the upper part of SW hit Saturday night. Everyone that I talked to, the cars were unlocked, including mine. They emptied my glovebox but found nothing of value. Our other car in the driveway was locked and not tampered with. Glad to see my online report made its way through the system though I never have talked to an officer.
     
  6. shim

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    We're on the Crime Report too, unlocked car, change, smartag and revo sunglasses. We have provided video to loco sherrif office. Our son heard noise outside a little past 11p. Will prosecute to prove a point if we're lucky enough to have the perps caught. Happy to test the Castle Law too if the opportunity presents itself again.
     
  7. lilpea

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    If you car was rummaged through and you haven't filed a police report, you can do it on-line.
    http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=213

    And if you live on a street that was hit, you might want to ask your neighbors (left/right & across the street) to review their security footage. This footage may help the Sheriff's department.
     
  8. twubs

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    And how many of these cars had a garage door opener clipped to the visor? Just scary how easily entry to the home could be.
     
  9. hometheaterguy

    hometheaterguy New Member

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    Here is a good read regarding security cameras and your personal decision as to wether it is a wise investment.

    http://www.techprosecurity.com/secu...o-home-security-cameras-really-prevent-crime/

    Simple steps a homeowners can take would be to place a sign or two on your property saying that your property is under surveillance. You could even take it a step further and place dummy cameras so that it appears you have a system.

    Beyond that many homeowners choose the cheapie Costco $300 camera specials and install them as a DIY project. Beyond that you could hire a guy like me to install a more durable system which is upwards of $1500 for equipment an install.

    Aside from the deterrent factor, if your property is targeted you have evidence to share with the authorities and your neighbors. I've also seen situations where cameras from one house was able to capture evidence of a crime at a neighboring house.
     
  10. JPack

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    I spoke to the folks at the Sheriff's Department. They were very accomodating and have increased patrols in our area. We have to do our part as well by taking the opportunity away. We had a leap pad stolen out of our unlocked car..so its partly on us.

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Department also has deputies that will come and assess your home for vulnerabilities if you are interested.

    You can get a free home security assessment from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by contacting Maj. John Fraga at john.fraga@loudoun.gov .
     
  11. sri_n

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    Just saw this today, if anyone is in the market for a cheap camera security system: http://www.woot.com/plus/lights-camera-jail-1

    Of course, standard disclaimers apply... I am not endorsing any of these products, just passing along info :)
     
  12. Mike-and-Kim

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    What I've determined is that most of the events occur around 3AM, give or take a half hour. There does not seem to be a preferred day. One exception around midnight was two young women checking for unlocked car doors about half a year ago.

    Perhaps 3AM is preferred as not too many people are out: people getting home late maybe up until 2AM and early shift nurses etc then around 4AM. I imagine even novice thieves realize this. Search under "car hopping" for further info.

    I maintain a small email list (mostly my neighbors) for late night events. Our surveillance system uses "analytics" that sends me email photos of any late night activity in a certain time window. It is convenient in that it takes only a few seconds to review events.

    Until people start locking their car doors, no doubt others will remove items from inside them. Sheriff patrols are usually short lived, which is fair since the car door checking does not seem to stay concentrated very long in an area. FWIW, I have only seen our patrol (NHS) perhaps twice over several years.

    If you want to get a feel for the number and type of incidents, the link is http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=37
    It is easy to see that is unusual for this area. The non-emergency number is 703-777-1021 (good to have in your cell phone).
     
  13. Mike-and-Kim

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    Interestingly, after making the post about not seeing NHSS driving around much the system captured a clip of them last night in the "magic" time window. The engineer in me imagines that all the cars are outfitted with GPS trackers and monitored to verify they are doing patrols - the reality is unknown however.

    http://www.newhorizonsecurity.com/

    At any rate, it appears someone is reading this forum and making adjustments. :2thumbs:
     
  14. luftinarr

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    Last night my car, locked and in the driveway, had the magnets removed from the back of it. It's nothing valuable, but they were personal to me. So, if anyway happens to see to a triangle Sugarloaf Mountain (blue with a white peak), 26.2 oval, and Ashburn Inline Hockey oval, please let me know. I live on Highview Trail.
     
  15. tyger31

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    Just a thought, but have you been through a car wash recently? I also had magnets on my car and they disappeared and I truly thought they were stolen. I was able to replace and then, gone again....what the heck. It finally dawned on me....they were disappearing after I went through the car wash.......
     
  16. BroadRes

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    Last night at about 2:15 am the police apprehended three adult males who were rummaging in cars on Marsh Creek Drive and Riverstone. So glad they were caught!!
     
  17. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    If you want to put in cheap cams, look at the Q-See HD cams from Costco. These are re-branded Dahua 1.3MP mini bullets. You won't find much better for the price (most of those packaged deals have pretty bad cameras).

    http://www.costco.com/Q-See-High-Definition-720p-2-Pack-IP-Cameras.product.100003461.html

    You can get 4 with a NVR as well.

    http://www.costco.com/Q-See-4-Chann...d-4-HD-720p-IP-Cameras.product.100003211.html

    You can read a detailed review on the cameras here:
    http://www.networkcameracritic.com/?p=882

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfxSF3F2DeI
     

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