Numerous break-ins have police and communities concerned

Full story: WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut

By News Channel 8's Tina Detelj Posted May 15, 2008 5:00 PM _ Burglars are hard at work in several Connecticut communities.

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Vicious circle

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May 15, 2008
 
Leave it to WTNH to be about a week off the mark. This was reported a week ago. For a station who states they're on top of things and drops the ball makes me wonder why I should rely on their piss poor reporting.

Then why am I not surprised. The cops don't patrol my neighborhood at all. I keep complaining about their lack of surveillance but my Colchester neighborhood goes unpatrolled on a regular basis. I guess I should expect that considering I'm paying through the nose for taxes and we have a part-time police force.
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May 15, 2008
 
um, WTNH did more reporting on this than they have in the local papers.
Vicious circle wrote:
Leave it to WTNH to be about a week off the mark. This was reported a week ago. For a station who states they're on top of things and drops the ball makes me wonder why I should rely on their piss poor reporting.
Then why am I not surprised. The cops don't patrol my neighborhood at all. I keep complaining about their lack of surveillance but my Colchester neighborhood goes unpatrolled on a regular basis. I guess I should expect that considering I'm paying through the nose for taxes and we have a part-time police force.
Civilized Behaviour

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May 15, 2008
 
I blame the lousy parenting skills of all the trash who continue to populate our towns. Everyone got pregnant in the 70's with kids that they couldn't take care of, and they never taught them not to touch things that weren't there's. Now we've got problems. Prison violence?? Who cares, let them kill each other off, no one needs these creeps ruining our lives.
Civilized Behaviour

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May 15, 2008
 
Yes, I know, I mispelled "their's". Got carried away.
Skippy

Newington, CT

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May 15, 2008
 
Mayby they need money for the casino's? Didnt they say crime would rise if they put the casinos in? We reap what we sow..
OOps

Bristol, CT

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May 15, 2008
 
did they take the copper plumbing too...
soj

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May 16, 2008
 
we were hit about 8 yrs ago along with neighbors. They were brought up on felony charges.These PUNKS were out back on the streets after 3 months. What's wrong with that picture ????
Phil Einsmann

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May 16, 2008
 
It is way past time for people to keep there eyes open and deal with these guys them selfs. The police will never get them they are to reactive after the fact.
Holly

Webster, MA

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May 16, 2008
 
How scary. While valuables cannot be replaced, at least no one was hurt. Hopefully they catch these guys before someone does get hurt. If my house alarm fails, my 2 dogs hopefully would deter potential burglars
Ann

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May 16, 2008
 
How frightening and sad. These bums put all their efforts in robbing people, they should invest their time in finding jobs.
Concerned in Montville

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May 16, 2008
 
Although precautions are always taken to safeguard my home, this is very alarming. How are people able to enter another's home without any witnesses or noticing that something is amiss? Perhaps it would be best to form neighborhood watches, or for us to cooperate with the police in setting up a program to be sure that we don't look like easy targets. I feel sorry for the Lyons family who clearly did everything they were supposed to in order to prevent a burglary, but were still targeted.
Citizen

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May 16, 2008
 
An armed society is a polite society.
Savage

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May 16, 2008
 
Vicious circle wrote:
Leave it to WTNH to be about a week off the mark. This was reported a week ago. For a station who states they're on top of things and drops the ball makes me wonder why I should rely on their piss poor reporting.
Then why am I not surprised. The cops don't patrol my neighborhood at all. I keep complaining about their lack of surveillance but my Colchester neighborhood goes unpatrolled on a regular basis. I guess I should expect that considering I'm paying through the nose for taxes and we have a part-time police force.
You live in the boondocks! And you pay one of the lowest taxes in the state! Paying through your nose my TOOT! Unless your wages are so low that it seems like you are paying a lot because you make so little!
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May 16, 2008
 
Burglars are cowards!!! Sneaking into an unoccupied home in the afternoon and taking "just enough to fill 2 pillow cases". Public apathy is a huge problem here. Neighbors don't communicate with each other and look after each others homes. Protect your family and the "material things" you care about. Now the "Home Invasion" type of criminal is another breed of tough guy. At least he is potentially facing a homeowner and might actually have to "earn" the loot. As prices continue to rise expect more of this "quick buck" mentality to creep into your neighborhood.
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May 16, 2008
 
Wow, Savage, your response to "Vicious Circle's" comments makes me feel blessed that you don't live in my neighborhood. You make it sound as though making low wages is something to be ashamed of.
Margaret Blair

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May 19, 2008
 
Only one comment addressed the problem. Yes, as prices go up, and criminals are released from prisons with the skills they went in with, we are all in a way, targets. The place to start is with your local PD and get of the wambulance. My heart goes out to the victims. I live less than a mile from them. Support, proactiveness, is the way to go. Alarms in the home. Get a big dog. Read about deterents. Work with the PD to get ideas. Report incidents, none are too small, they will sort them out. Stop slamming the paper. If you can't be part of the solution then be quiet. Your griping is annoying at a time when victims are being made as you spue useless words just to get heard. Do something positive. Go get an idea. And yes, maybe their next step is home invasion if they are not stopped so grow up be part of the solution. A little over a year ago, they came into my friends house down the street while she and her son slept and stole what they wanted. What would have happened if they woke up? She is still traumatized. Five houses from me.(Please sign me citizen of E.Lyme)

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