Police notes for Jan. 22, 2009

Police notes for Jan. 22, 2009

There are 22 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Jan 21, 2009, titled Police notes for Jan. 22, 2009. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: Jewelry and credit cards were stolen Tuesday from a residence in the 2800 block of Calle de Sonora.

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Pat

United States

#1 Jan 22, 2009
I'd like to comment on the police blotter for today. Good grief, how many break-ins do you have in Santa Fe? How on earth are these people getting away with this? Where are these peoples neighbors? Does no one see anything. Santa Fe has break-ins every day. I would think the Police Department would try and set up something to catch these useless people. They are violating your space and your privacy and that is scary.
cheyenne

Flemington, NJ

#2 Jan 22, 2009
If this crime wave continues unabated, it will eventually end tourism in Santa Fe.
Jack

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jan 22, 2009
Apparently there has been a shift back to residential break-ins over car break-ins. It would be interesting to plot these on a map and see if perhaps it was a spree by the same people. The Police Department in this town is incompetent and full of nepotism. It needs new leadership, tactics policies and a fresh approach with communtiy policing. Most neighborhoods never see a cop on patrol they are too busy writing tickets for using your cell phone. Of course, when considering the elected leadership - Mayor and Council - what else would you expect. Safest place in Santa Fe - Dunkin Donuts.
James from Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Jan 22, 2009
Jack wrote:
Apparently there has been a shift back to residential break-ins over car break-ins. It would be interesting to plot these on a map and see if perhaps it was a spree by the same people. The Police Department in this town is incompetent and full of nepotism. It needs new leadership, tactics policies and a fresh approach with communtiy policing. Most neighborhoods never see a cop on patrol they are too busy writing tickets for using your cell phone. Of course, when considering the elected leadership - Mayor and Council - what else would you expect. Safest place in Santa Fe - Dunkin Donuts.
Don't forget that many citizens are afraid to call the police because, at best, they are rude and verbally abusive.

And with regard to the cell phone issue, I see more cops on their cell phones than anyone else at this point. Not hands frees, not their radios, but their nifty little flip phones. Way to set an example, SFPD.
You said it

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jan 22, 2009
The police department is incompetent and full of nepotism. Instead of dealing with the bigger issues...they are stopping speeders, cell phone talkers, and just shooting the s h i t while on duty.
Last week I called 911 because I saw a man beating on his girlfriend. 45 minutes pass and nobody showed. I then leave the scene of beating, and a block away, two cops cars are facing opposite directions, cops are sitting in their car, and chatting it up! They must have just ignore the dispatch call and kept talking.
LOSERS!
And the dispatch woman told me, with attitude, that they 'are very busy'...busy doing what?

SFPD is a joke!
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#6 Jan 22, 2009
Most break-ins are fueled by drugs. Somebody has some "friends" over... they drink, smoke pot, sniff lines, or inject H... and they also get a REAL good look at your home and whats in it. They find out when your not there... then they come back, kick in the door and take your junk... or your families junk.

or!

You pick up one of those dudes at DeVargas park downtown to do your housework or yardwork... and they case your place... they remember where you live and wait till your not there... and they kick in your door and rob you blind.

Bottom line, these criminals KNOW what you have before they break in...
James from Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jan 22, 2009
How it is wrote:
Most break-ins are fueled by drugs. Somebody has some "friends" over... they drink, smoke pot, sniff lines, or inject H... and they also get a REAL good look at your home and whats in it. They find out when your not there... then they come back, kick in the door and take your junk... or your families junk.
or!
You pick up one of those dudes at DeVargas park downtown to do your housework or yardwork... and they case your place... they remember where you live and wait till your not there... and they kick in your door and rob you blind.
Bottom line, these criminals KNOW what you have before they break in...
And that makes it right that the SFPD does not respond to calls and/or investigate? Doesn't that make the crime worse on the criminal's part, as the crime has been premeditated?
u really

Powhatan Point, OH

#8 Jan 22, 2009
How it is wrote:
Most break-ins are fueled by drugs. Somebody has some "friends" over... they drink, smoke pot, sniff lines, or inject H... and they also get a REAL good look at your home and whats in it. They find out when your not there... then they come back, kick in the door and take your junk... or your families junk.
or!
You pick up one of those dudes at DeVargas park downtown to do your housework or yardwork... and they case your place... they remember where you live and wait till your not there... and they kick in your door and rob you blind.
Bottom line, these criminals KNOW what you have before they break in...
are confused: the guys at devargas work, it is the SF citizen high school dropout with the baby mama in the track suit driving the smashed up dodge neon with the baby girl decal on the back window who is robbing houses for money to buy pampers and more track suits and cheap gold jewelry.
You are

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jan 22, 2009
How it is wrote:
Most break-ins are fueled by drugs. Somebody has some "friends" over... they drink, smoke pot, sniff lines, or inject H... and they also get a REAL good look at your home and whats in it. They find out when your not there... then they come back, kick in the door and take your junk... or your families junk.
or!
You pick up one of those dudes at DeVargas park downtown to do your housework or yardwork... and they case your place... they remember where you live and wait till your not there... and they kick in your door and rob you blind.
Bottom line, these criminals KNOW what you have before they break in...
a racist for your comment about those at DeVargas park. Those folks are just looking for a better way of life!
welcom to SF

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jan 22, 2009
Santa Fe operates differently...
We have two slobs who commit vehicular homicide, and have not yet been held accountable for their actions. One spent a weekend in jail, that is it.

They are both out and about, living their lives.

Nothing is happening with this, it will get pushed aside until they think we have forgotten about it, then it will be washed away...like some of the other offenses they 'had'.

Sad, very sad!
MAG

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Jan 22, 2009
The economy is hitting a lot of people but if you have to resort to crime instead of finding work or other legal means to live there is something wrong with you. Most people live beyond their means and think they are entitled to all the flashy things they see on TV. If you can't afford it you don't need it.
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#12 Jan 22, 2009
You are wrote:
<quoted text>
a racist for your comment about those at DeVargas park. Those folks are just looking for a better way of life!
WTH? how am i racist? where did I say a race! You know IM right! thats why you are defensive!
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#13 Jan 22, 2009
James from Santa Fe wrote:
<quoted text>
And that makes it right that the SFPD does not respond to calls and/or investigate? Doesn't that make the crime worse on the criminal's part, as the crime has been premeditated?
No it doesnt make it right... where did I say that?
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#14 Jan 22, 2009
u really wrote:
<quoted text>are confused: the guys at devargas work, it is the SF citizen high school dropout with the baby mama in the track suit driving the smashed up dodge neon with the baby girl decal on the back window who is robbing houses for money to buy pampers and more track suits and cheap gold jewelry.
Sigh... you are probably right... you know from experience.
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#15 Jan 22, 2009
You are wrote:
<quoted text>
a racist for your comment about those at DeVargas park. Those folks are just looking for a better way of life!
You need to work on how to construct an opinion. You just said that I am racist against anybody who is looking for a better way of life. Maybe you should hang out at that park... you need a better way of life! LOL!
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#16 Jan 22, 2009
MAG wrote:
The economy is hitting a lot of people but if you have to resort to crime instead of finding work or other legal means to live there is something wrong with you. Most people live beyond their means and think they are entitled to all the flashy things they see on TV. If you can't afford it you don't need it.
Good comment. I agree with you.
u really

Powhatan Point, OH

#17 Jan 22, 2009
How it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Sigh... you are probably right... you know from experience.
are confused. Are you saying personal experience, or experience standing behind one of these welfare beauties in Albertsons while they sign off on their wick vouchers while gabbing on their cricket phone?
How it is

Los Alamos, NM

#18 Jan 22, 2009
u really wrote:
<quoted text>are confused. Are you saying personal experience, or experience standing behind one of these welfare beauties in Albertsons while they sign off on their wick vouchers while gabbing on their cricket phone?
LOL good one! Ive never seen one...
Steve

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jan 22, 2009
Look at the majority of the addresses of these break ins, its the neighbors that are doing it. I had a friend who caught her next door neighbor climbing through her bedroom window while her husband was away...luckily she had a gun and the neighbor fled the police came about 20 minutes later the neighbor wasn't home of course, and never arrested. Even though the neighbor still lives there!
Resident

Los Alamos, NM

#20 Jan 22, 2009
This is a real problem. We have to work all day to afford living in SF. These cowards case houses and come in and take what they are too pathetic to earn on their own.

Do yourselves a favor, run a webcam at your place and get yourselves an indoor German Shepherd with a dog door. Well worth the extra housekeeping effort. Plus, they're terrific family companions to come home to.

I'd love to catch one of these cowards in the act. No police, no judge, no jury, no more bad guy.

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