Police: Sting operation nabs ATV thef...

Police: Sting operation nabs ATV theft suspects

There are 28 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Nov 21, 2010, titled Police: Sting operation nabs ATV theft suspects. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Police responded to the theft of two all-terrain vehicles Sunday, which ultimately led to the arrest of three in association with that crime.

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Bennington, VT

#24 Nov 23, 2010
First of all don't criticize an entire town, generation, or the families for something that a few people choose to do. Unless you know each and every one of these boys, then i'd suggest you keep your mouth shut. I happen to know at least one of the families and they are sick over this. they did teach their child right from wrong. I hope if you ever have or had children that you are able to prevent them from growing up and getting mixed up with the wrong group of friends. You can teach your child right from wrong, instill good values in them and have them throw it back in your faces. First of all, they aren't career criminals because I would hope that if they were, they would be alot better at it. They got caught and it certainly wasn't after a week long man hunt, so obviously they didn't think it through! They started the ATV in the victims back yard! who does that if they are trying to get away with anything. Should they be punished? ABSOLUTELY, but should changes be made in the system, yes. We pay the DOC to check on these people, so why not have them checking more frequently instead of sitting in the office. Too many to watch? hire more DOC workers to check. these kids know when they are going to be checked on and how many times a week they are going to be checked on, so change it up a bit. check on them three days in a row if you have to. check on them when they are supposed job searching, check on them all the time. Don't let them have such a feeling of confidence. They were able to do this becasue they were allowed the opportunity. What is the answer? I DON'T KNOW, but i do know sitting here and criticizing isn't the answer. And I doubt that any of the families are saying "hey way to go, you almost got away with it". I'm sure they are heartbroken and wondering what they could have done differently, even though they have spent countless hours with specialsits and on programs to help fix the problem. Please be a little more tolerant when reading or writing these comments. You never know until you've walked in someone else's shoes what the real story is. My guess is that every one of you have some sort of "skeleton" in your family closet somewhere down the line, so get off your high horses. Have any of you thought of volunteering in the community to help so this type of thing won't happen in the future? No??? it's way too easy to sit at your computer and complain. We have a ton of children that need help and we have a ton of organizations trying to help, but guess what, we don't have enough volunteers. Unless you are volunteering somewhere in the community to help some youngster stay on the right track than you have no room to talk. Talk is cheap! Actions speak louder than words!

United States

#25 Nov 23, 2010
The only thing in Marky's closet is a male blow up doll with big lips!
no clue

Montpelier, VT

#26 Nov 23, 2010
Get over youselfs wrote:
People conform to the influences around them and that is what these guys have done.
"Followers" conform to the influences around them, not 'people'.

Sex offenders, violent offenders, thieves, etc. Call them what you will but they are all 'thieves'. They all steal from others.

These ATV thieves have never been held accountable for their behavior because, as has been said, people like you bail them out and make them believe that they are the victims.

In my opinion, what you wrote is rubbish. How one is raised is no excuse for one's behavior.

I am just as against a property thief as I am a sex offender or violent offender. There is not much difference to me. I hate that people do either.

And may I suggest that you stop accusing us that we don't know what we are talking about? You have no basis to say that.
no clue

Montpelier, VT

#27 Nov 23, 2010
BTW, skeletons in my closet? I have a whole family of skeletons in my closet.

But I will tell you, I have been completely responsible for EVERY decision I ever made, regardless of how I was raised. I have no excuses. And I will make no excuses for others.

Bennington, VT

#28 Nov 23, 2010
apparently I hit a nerve! point made.

Bennington, VT

#29 Nov 23, 2010
at all the followers in this thread.........
Mark Santelli

Montpelier, VT

#30 Nov 23, 2010
looky wrote:
at all the followers in this thread.........
If you have domesticated farm animals, I will follow you! Especially if you have that "special" lube!

Burlington, VT

#31 Nov 25, 2010
Mark Santelli wrote:
<quoted text>
If you have domesticated farm animals, I will follow you! Especially if you have that "special" lube!
Marky, can't you wait for Leedoe satdy nite?

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