While Dad At Park With Kids, Burglars...

While Dad At Park With Kids, Burglars Steal $100K in Valuables

There are 15 comments on the Patch.com story from Mar 26, 2013, titled While Dad At Park With Kids, Burglars Steal $100K in Valuables. In it, Patch.com reports that:

While a Livermore man and his children were spending an hour at a nearby park on a Saturday, burglars broke into their home, making off with nearly $100,000 of goods, including a 150-pound safe, a flat-screen TV they ripped from the wall and Muhammad Ali-signed boxing gloves.

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Since: Mar 11

Livermore 94551

#1 Mar 27, 2013
This is so sad. I'm sure home insurance will cover the monetary value. But the sentimental value will never be replaced. It's so unfortunate that there are an increasing amount of these incidences in our town.

Since: Jan 08

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#2 Mar 28, 2013
It is sad. Plus the feeling that someone was in your home is terrible anyway.
MourningWood

Livermore, CA

#3 Mar 29, 2013
Must have been those bicyclists that LPD is so concerned about. But in all seriousness that is terrible news, the feeling of having your "safe haven" violated is never easy to cope with. A simple ADT sign will ward off most would be intruders, I hope they step up their security and I'm happy the father and children weren't home when this happened. But where were the neighbors? 100k would be a lot of items, and the effort that it would take to load a 150lb safe plus whatever is inside of it. LPD needs to stop waiting at stop signs to write tickets or stop sitting in 1 place for hours on end and start patroling neighborhoods regularly.
MourningWood

Livermore, CA

#4 Mar 29, 2013
Good news is...it should be REALLY easy to find someone trying to sell a pair of signed Muhammad Ali gloves.

Since: Mar 11

Livermore 94551

#5 Mar 29, 2013
MourningWood wrote:
Must have been those bicyclists that LPD is so concerned about. But in all seriousness that is terrible news, the feeling of having your "safe haven" violated is never easy to cope with. A simple ADT sign will ward off most would be intruders, I hope they step up their security and I'm happy the father and children weren't home when this happened. But where were the neighbors? 100k would be a lot of items, and the effort that it would take to load a 150lb safe plus whatever is inside of it. LPD needs to stop waiting at stop signs to write tickets or stop sitting in 1 place for hours on end and start patroling neighborhoods regularly.
I totally agree. When I lived at my dad's, driving home every night I would see one or two LPD cars sitting in the church parking lot on the corner of College and L. Sometimes they were window to window chatting it up, so they weren't even patrolling the stop sign. I've been reading more and more about day time home burglaries. I think more patrols would create a higher police presence and scare off crime do-ers. I mean, if someone was about to break into a house, then a cop drove by, they would probably have second thoughts. But considering LPD focuses so much time and energy on traffic enforcement and citations, this leaves no man power for patrols.
MourningWood

San Leandro, CA

#6 Mar 30, 2013
They still do. I live near that area and I see them almost every morning (early morning) sitting in the cedar grove church parking lot. 2 at a time and sometimes they don't have their parking lights on (nap time?) Most of the time I am eager to back LPD seeing as how my mother and I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for them, but it saddens me to see what used to be an amazing police force has been reduced to the equivelant of meter maids. Several houses in my neighborhood have been burglarized and I now feel like I have to sleep with my pistol next to my bed because there is absolutely zero police presence in my neighborhood... a few blocks from the police station. Is that right? I think not.
MourningWood

San Leandro, CA

#7 Mar 30, 2013
Something about this particular case...the more I think about it...says insurance fraud. Even the dumbest of crooks wouldn't steal signed muhammad ali gloves unless they WANTED to get caught.
blessed4

Union City, CA

#8 Mar 30, 2013
MourningWood wrote:
Something about this particular case...the more I think about it...says insurance fraud. Even the dumbest of crooks wouldn't steal signed muhammad ali gloves unless they WANTED to get caught.
Oh I'm pretty sure the dumbest if crooks would... Lol . Besides how smart can crooks be anyhow? If they were smart they would have high paying careers, and not have to take someone else's things that they have worked for. Then, they wouldn't have to be looking over their shoulders all the time for the law to catch up to them. They would go to work, earn their own money, and buy their own nice things, go on vacations, and live their lives guilt free.
Andy

North Las Vegas, NV

#9 Mar 30, 2013
Check apartments near your home, I was detective for many years, they will watch your every move, often its someone living in close by apartment complex.

Often, manager of apartment complex, has good idea, who stealing within his community.
Andy

North Las Vegas, NV

#10 Mar 30, 2013
Also check the local swap meets, weekend great time to unload stolen items.
Andy

North Las Vegas, NV

#11 Mar 30, 2013
Morning wood, O.J. Simpson wasn't too smart.

Crooks are really stupid people, stupid people do stupid things all the time, that's why we all them stupid.
Andy

North Las Vegas, NV

#12 Mar 30, 2013
Police are after the fact, its always been that way.

Crime is increasing, brutal fact of our life.

I can remember, the days, when everyone left their car windows down, front and back doors unlocked, people helped each other, today, its a whole different world.

Don't place the blame, on police.

Its our culture, if its easy to steal, Someone going to take it.

Since: Mar 11

Livermore 94551

#13 Mar 30, 2013
MourningWood wrote:
They still do. I live near that area and I see them almost every morning (early morning) sitting in the cedar grove church parking lot. 2 at a time and sometimes they don't have their parking lights on (nap time?) Most of the time I am eager to back LPD seeing as how my mother and I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for them, but it saddens me to see what used to be an amazing police force has been reduced to the equivelant of meter maids. Several houses in my neighborhood have been burglarized and I now feel like I have to sleep with my pistol next to my bed because there is absolutely zero police presence in my neighborhood... a few blocks from the police station. Is that right? I think not.
I bet they are napping!! I would see them pulled up side by side in the baseball field parking lots on the corner of South Livermore and Concannon too. They seem to have no problem patrolling downtown for DUI's and other revenue based crimes. But when it comes to preventing burglaries and the sort, it's just not there.
MourningWood

Hayward, CA

#15 Mar 30, 2013
blessed4 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh I'm pretty sure the dumbest if crooks would... Lol . Besides how smart can crooks be anyhow? If they were smart they would have high paying careers, and not have to take someone else's things that they have worked for. Then, they wouldn't have to be looking over their shoulders all the time for the law to catch up to them. They would go to work, earn their own money, and buy their own nice things, go on vacations, and live their lives guilt free.
some of the highest payed people in the world are crooks, please don't forget that.
MourningWood

Hayward, CA

#16 Mar 30, 2013
Andy wrote:
Police are after the fact, its always been that way.
Crime is increasing, brutal fact of our life.
I can remember, the days, when everyone left their car windows down, front and back doors unlocked, people helped each other, today, its a whole different world.
Don't place the blame, on police.
Its our culture, if its easy to steal, Someone going to take it.
I never once placed blame on the police for crime happening in my town, I blame them for their lack of following up on said cases and their lack or obligation unless the person they are going after obviously has money to spend. I understand in most metropolitan areas that is usually the case, but this is a relatively small town, if burglaries and auto thefts are on the rise, then police need to be present and seen. Not hanging out in a parking lot at 4:12 in the morning until 6:38 am (yes I have parked and timed them.) waiting for someone to run a stop sign, and certainly not looking the other way and leaving when they are called out on an assault and battery case with 10+ witnesses . Now you said that you were a detective... tell me, do stupid people stake out neighborhoods for days on end to find out peoples routines? I find myself to be an educated person, but I have no idea how these piss ants get away with it. Also every day criminals are finding ways to beat the police, so why is it okay for a police officer(s) to sit in ONE place for hours on end trying to collect revenue? They SHOULD be patroling neighborhoods if they have that kind of free time. The fact is that yes... a lot of criminals are idiots or trying to feed an addiction, however this seems like a very calculated and thought out robbery...that's all.

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