Cause for concern in Leominster - Sen...

Cause for concern in Leominster - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 69 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Cause for concern in Leominster - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Debbie Drive resident Albert Vallee was listening to his police scanner on the afternoon of Dec.

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LIFO

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Jan 20, 2011
You mean something bad is happening in Leominster? Are they sure? Really? Leominster? Can it be?
To funny

Westford, MA

#2 Jan 20, 2011
If you look out the window and there are police everywhere, helo's in the sky, dogs all kinds of stuff going on. WHY would you ask "should I lock my door" ANY SANE PERSON would hit that lock in a heartbeat. This falls under "here's your sign stupid"
Leom dad

Braintree, MA

#3 Jan 20, 2011
Great idea- about time!
LTC

United States

#4 Jan 20, 2011
Leominster will issue you an unrestricted LTC-A, take the safety course and apply. The licensing officer is a really nice lady, too. Get out there, get educated, and protect yourself and your family.
spike

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Jan 20, 2011
Wondering what to do?? Next time go running outside screaming and yelling!! Maybe they should develop a system that will cost a couple million and let everyone know what the police are doing and how to do it! Mind your own business!!
oops

Leominster, MA

#6 Jan 20, 2011
They may even have a system to call your "pager". Great, what decade are you living in?? This will be a big waste of money. Here's another idea, use common sense and then grow a pair. This system will work great if you're working in Boston.
let me do my job

Prides Crossing, MA

#7 Jan 20, 2011
I am a police dispatcher and I'll tell you, when there is a serious incident and we're busy - it is darned aggravating to get calls from Nervous Nellies and the press, pressing for details right now.

"Too Funny" and "Spike" make the point nicely, and it really IS hard not to be sarcastic here but I'll refrain and just remind you... during critical incidents my attention is and should be fully towards public and officer safety, and not on satisfying your curiousity.
Funny Farm

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Jan 20, 2011
Q: What should you do?
A: Keep your premises secured 24/7.
FITCHBURGITE

Lowell, MA

#9 Jan 20, 2011
Albert, you say you leave your doors unlocked.
What was that address again.
police scanners are still a hot item in my circle.
WhatThe

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Jan 20, 2011
Are you kidding me?! Is this really a story? No matter where you live you are not insulated from crime. Remember that and keep your property and loved ones safe. Get a security system, keep your home and cars locked at all times (even when you're in them) and maintain a relationship/ contact sheet with your neighbors.
CulDeSac Crew

Fitchburg, MA

#11 Jan 20, 2011
Don't wanna be vulnerable to crime? Then protect yourself.
JustMe

Lexington, MA

#12 Jan 20, 2011
To "let me do my job": obviously if there was some sort of notifying system in effect, you wouldnt be getting all these calls because people would already know, Dir.

Also, just because I lock my doors, if there is a dangerous person in my neighborhood that the police are looking for, I would want to tell my kids to come inside (yeah my kids actaully DO play outside) and yeah I get it, if there are Helo's and K-9's its usually pretty obvious that they are looking for someone, but whos to say they are not looking for a missing child??? Just because you see police and Helo's does not mean there is reason to be worried....
JustMe

Lexington, MA

#13 Jan 20, 2011
Oh, and BTW...if it was my child who was missing, and they were looking for...I would want every single person in the state knowing who the police are looking for, so they could help!
JustMe

Lexington, MA

#14 Jan 20, 2011
@ Fitchburgite....Don't most people leave their doors unlocked when they are HOME and awake??? Maybe they had kids playing outside....maybe they were waiting for company to arrive (in which case, if there was reason to be concerned they could call their company and tell them not to come)

I would give you my address, because you would only make the mistake ONCE of trying to break in my house while I am home, but thats just me
shaking my head

AOL

#15 Jan 20, 2011
To funny wrote:
If you look out the window and there are police everywhere, helo's in the sky, dogs all kinds of stuff going on. WHY would you ask "should I lock my door" ANY SANE PERSON would hit that lock in a heartbeat. This falls under "here's your sign stupid"
LOLOLOL. that is exactly what I thought!!
shaking my head

AOL

#16 Jan 20, 2011
let me do my job wrote:
I am a police dispatcher and I'll tell you, when there is a serious incident and we're busy - it is darned aggravating to get calls from Nervous Nellies and the press, pressing for details right now.
"Too Funny" and "Spike" make the point nicely, and it really IS hard not to be sarcastic here but I'll refrain and just remind you... during critical incidents my attention is and should be fully towards public and officer safety, and not on satisfying your curiousity.
It is easy for me to be sarcastic...people are dense.
It is also not going to help you do your job when nervous Nellie Freda or whatever her name is sticks her nose in, to make things even more complicated.
Police outside, helicopter, dog or two... make sure your kids are in, lock your doors and get away from the windows. Keep phone near in case you have to dial 911 for EMERGENCIES only. Not to ask stupid questions, like are the police looking for someone. No duh.... they are training in your neighborhood!!! GET OFF the 911 line
JustMe

Lexington, MA

#17 Jan 20, 2011
shaking my head wrote:
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LOLOLOL. that is exactly what I thought!!
oh-boy, paranoid or what??? just because you see police Helicopters and K-9's, you would panick and lock your doors, huh? I supposed you would yell at your kids to hurry up and come in the house too. I cant believe how many people are paranoid about seeing police in force. guess what? sometimes a small child wonders away from home and is missing, and the police use helicopters, K-9's, RTV's, and whatever else they can utilize. And who knows, maybe instead of locking yourself in your house, you may look outside and save a childs life. But I forget how some people just want to "stay out of it"
JustMe

Lexington, MA

#18 Jan 20, 2011
shaking my head wrote:
<quoted text>
It is easy for me to be sarcastic...people are dense.
It is also not going to help you do your job when nervous Nellie Freda or whatever her name is sticks her nose in, to make things even more complicated.
Police outside, helicopter, dog or two... make sure your kids are in, lock your doors and get away from the windows. Keep phone near in case you have to dial 911 for EMERGENCIES only. Not to ask stupid questions, like are the police looking for someone. No duh.... they are training in your neighborhood!!! GET OFF the 911 line
I completely agree with stay off of 911 line. 911 is not 411, you dont call everytime you need information. However, isnt that the whole point of the article??? if they had a simple posting on the Leominster Public Access channel, then people would know whats going on. And problem with the 911 calls; solved.

Why are people so upset about a simple notification to the public??
Mike from Leominster

Fitchburg, MA

#19 Jan 20, 2011
"I left my meeting and flew down here," Freda said.

Good thing her broom was handy.
LMAO

Worcester, MA

#20 Jan 20, 2011
Mike from Leominster:
That is truly the FUNNIEST post I have yet to see on this site....
I just peed my pants a little!

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