Sheriff's Office seeks help from public after spike in burglaries

There are 8 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Dec 22, 2008, titled Sheriff's Office seeks help from public after spike in burglaries. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is urging residents to report suspicious activity after a recent spike in residential burglaries.

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Harry Morant

Yorktown, VA

#1 Dec 22, 2008
We can all agree on two things:

1 - Sheriff Diggs and his Deputies do a fine job keeping Yorktown safe while protecting the rights of citizens
2 - Regardless of how many men are on duty, criminals will always be looking for an easy hit

Our lesson...as husbands, fathers, and citizens, we must do out part in keeping the streets safe also. This is our duty.

I think I will take my dog on an extra long walk this evening.
Gotta Go

United States

#2 Dec 22, 2008
Keep messing around in Seaford and your gonna get hurt. Most of the people on Seaford are hunters and they have the tools of their hobby ready and waiting for you if you know what I mean.
Just reading it all

Hayes, VA

#3 Dec 22, 2008
These robberies have worked their way into Gloucester county as well.... You are right, we all need to look out for each other.
Been there

United States

#4 Dec 22, 2008
If the York County Investigators were concentrating more on handling cases and less on finding girlfriends we may have known who did this before they had gotten as far as they have.
Criminals will be criminals, but when the presence of deputies is known the crime is less. The only thing that criminals in York County know anymore is where to find the investigators so that they can commit the crimes.
Lessismore

Norfolk, VA

#5 Dec 22, 2008
Gotta Go wrote:
Keep messing around in Seaford and your gonna get hurt. Most of the people on Seaford are hunters and they have the tools of their hobby ready and waiting for you if you know what I mean.
I don't know lower York or Seaford. But if you're implying that these crimes have been near you and your people will fight back then I have a question: It's been 11 successful burglaries and two attempts.

When will we see the Seaforders that are "waiting"?
I agree

Yorktown, VA

#6 Dec 22, 2008
Harry Morant wrote:
We can all agree on two things:
1 - Sheriff Diggs and his Deputies do a fine job keeping Yorktown safe while protecting the rights of citizens
2 - Regardless of how many men are on duty, criminals will always be looking for an easy hit
Our lesson...as husbands, fathers, and citizens, we must do out part in keeping the streets safe also. This is our duty.
I think I will take my dog on an extra long walk this evening.
And some of us as wives, mothers and citizens are ready to protect as well.:)

If you have a neighbor that stays home while you work tell them to not hesitate to call 911 if they see anyone on your property and that you'll be sure to let them know if you are ever expecting workers/company etc while you're away. Better safe than sorry.

I'd be willing to bet these thugs are probably riding around at night scoping out neighborhoods/houses. how many cars in the driveway at night vs during the day, keep your eyes and ears open.
The Home of the Brave

United States

#7 Dec 23, 2008
There will be more of this as society continues its moral and economically induced downward decent. Our law enforcement personnel are as a whole a very noble people; but there is only so much they can do. They can not be everywhere at once. That is why we must accept personal responsibility to defend ourselves and loved ones. My supposition is that the only reason this type crime has not sky-rocketed before this point is the threat to the criminals from our excellent Virginia weapons laws. (Concealed and unconcealed.) The law breakers simply do not know for sure who is a soft target and who is not. Eventually their recent string of successes will most likely come to a sudden end. Many thanks to the founding fathers, and the Virginia elected officials, who had the courage and foresight to defend and pass laws in favor of the honorable American citizen. As desperation increases our resolve to defend ourselves must also. Obviously, in this one case alone, after 11 burglaries one can clearly see that the odds of the police stopping the one at your house are not good. Please arm yourselves and train for the possibilities. The life you save may be your own or that of a loved one.

“o rly?”

Since: Sep 07

Norfolk

#8 Dec 23, 2008
Harry Morant wrote:
We can all agree on two things:
1 - Sheriff Diggs and his Deputies do a fine job keeping Yorktown safe while protecting the rights of citizens
at Wawa on Route 17.
2 - Regardless of how many men are on duty, criminals will always be looking for an easy hit
Our lesson...as husbands, fathers, and citizens, we must do out part in keeping the streets safe also. This is our duty.
I think I will take my dog on an extra long walk this evening.
It'd be much better if the people of York Co. would wisen up and pay for a Police Department, and leave Barney to tending the jail (and eating plenty of delicious Wawa donuts).

I used to live in southern York Co. Getting anyone on the scene was nearly impossible unless they were running radar nearby. I don't know how many times my vehicle was vandalized. Luckily, I only had stuff stolen out of it once.

Where I live now, when I called about a man punching a woman in the parking lot of the restaurant across the street, there was a unit on scene in two minutes.

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