Vaca police better than most at findi...

Vaca police better than most at finding killers

There are 208 comments on the The Reporter story from Jun 21, 2010, titled Vaca police better than most at finding killers. In it, The Reporter reports that:

In the last decade, an estimated 44 percent of homicides nationwide have gone unsolved, allowing more than 6,000 criminals to get away with murder each year, according to a recent study by the Scripps Howard News Service.

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MrRealistic

San Ramon, CA

#1 Jun 21, 2010
Talk about manipulating statistics to suit your needs. VV can solve all their murders, because they are typically committed by dumb kids with a penchant for bragging. Also, the crime areas are few and far between, meaning there are the usual suspects whenever isht goes down. Fairfield, Vallejo and the rest of the sub par cities have, I think, more problems with outsiders doing dirt and then leaving for the Bay, making finding them and prosecuting all the more difficult.
Max

Danville, CA

#2 Jun 21, 2010
The real reason? Vacaville has the lowest concentration of donut shops in Solano County. The Vv cops have to do something to kill a shift and earn those big bucks.
james

Vacaville, CA

#3 Jun 21, 2010
Could VPD do any better than FPD in solving the Le murder case? Nope.
El Toro

Vacaville, CA

#4 Jun 21, 2010
Although VVPD does an amazing job, I wouldn't put too much faith in the accuracy of Scripps's statistics: Essex County, NY, according to Scripps, had a 105% solve rate. And from 2000-2008, they had a 200% solve rate. Wow, I guess they are putting a lot of innocent people behind bars in Essex County. Then again, I guess most journalists didn't excel at math.
Sky Fest

Oakland, CA

#5 Jun 21, 2010
There's a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the 1980s murder of 14-year-old DeAnna Johnson. The PD knows who the killer is and just needs a witness to step forward.
Max

Danville, CA

#6 Jun 21, 2010
El Toro wrote:
Although VVPD does an amazing job, I wouldn't put too much faith in the accuracy of Scripps's statistics: Essex County, NY, according to Scripps, had a 105% solve rate. And from 2000-2008, they had a 200% solve rate. Wow, I guess they are putting a lot of innocent people behind bars in Essex County. Then again, I guess most journalists didn't excel at math.
I once had a conversation with a police sergeant in a Dunkin Donuts shop back in Ohio. He educated me about those >100% statistics for incarceration with the claim that "there are no innocent persons behind bars." Then he went on to say, "having a large prison population keeps a lot of people employed."

I guess that this explains it all.

I haven't been in a Dunkin Donut shop since.
Dave

United States

#7 Jun 21, 2010
Really?

Ask Deanna Johnson's parents about that! Where did this come from and why released now... calm down the peasants as if something "good" is being done while gangs invade?
Mike

United States

#8 Jun 21, 2010
Max wrote:
The real reason? Vacaville has the lowest concentration of donut shops in Solano County. The Vv cops have to do something to kill a shift and earn those big bucks.


Obviously not Max and could we please get off this donut bit? You strap on a gun and attempt to do what police generally do well. My guess would be that you couldn't pass the the required psychological exam.
Give Me A Break

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jun 21, 2010
"We have people getting into cars and following suspect vehicles," Word said. "It's phenomenal. The people of Vacaville really step up. They appreciate the safety and they want to keep it that way.""

Except for those who reside over in the gang section of Monte Vista/Markham!!!
Give Me A Break

San Francisco, CA

#10 Jun 21, 2010
Dave wrote:
Really?
Ask Deanna Johnson's parents about that! Where did this come from and why released now... calm down the peasants as if something "good" is being done while gangs invade?
Who is "Deanna Johnson"? Can someone fill in for ur who are not familar with this individual/case?
Max

Danville, CA

#11 Jun 21, 2010
Mike wrote:
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Obviously not Max and could we please get off this donut bit? You strap on a gun and attempt to do what police generally do well. My guess would be that you couldn't pass the the required psychological exam.
Balderdash!
wise

Vilonia, AR

#12 Jun 21, 2010
Mike wrote:
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Obviously not Max and could we please get off this donut bit? You strap on a gun and attempt to do what police generally do well. My guess would be that you couldn't pass the the required psychological exam.
my guess would be that a gun belt would no buckle around that dried prune of a body. no room for desired equipment.
orygun

Springfield, OR

#14 Jun 21, 2010
They should make the arrest and expose the individual(s) involved with Deanna's case then maybe some others would come forward, after feeling safe enough to, and maybe they could solve this case. Its sad to read over and over again that THEY know who did this crime and have nothing come of it. I hope those involved are haunted everyday by what they did to her......
NEWAIR

Vacaville, CA

#15 Jun 21, 2010
Catherine Bowen, Chief Word did not transfer here from Oakland in 2004. What he did do, was apply for a position as Chief in Vacaville. Then quit his job in Oakland when he got this one.
Sort of like quitting microsoft to go to work for google. Just because it is the same type of work, doesn't come close to makeing it a transfer.

Always makes me wornder, how many other little but suttle inaccruatecies are in an article. But no one really gives a *&^Y anymore.
Sky Fest

Oakland, CA

#16 Jun 21, 2010
Give Me A Break wrote:
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Who is "Deanna Johnson"? Can someone fill in for ur who are not familar with this individual/case?
Sure. Go to this thread and read the many entries that explain what happened to DeAnna Johnson when she was 14 years old. You will also find information about how the killer's own daughter was killed on the anniversary of DeAnna's death, years later. The murderer was driving with his daughter in the car and he got in an accident and the young girl died. The girl's mother was involved with him at the time he killed DeAnna. She did not tell what she knew at the time the Grand Jury convened and she sneered at DeAnna's parents from the witness stand. Later on the killer and his girlfriend had a daughter of their own who died on DeAnna's death date. The guy was convicted for manslaughter and served time for that. Someone put a link to an Online site where his picture is posted (Facebook??) and he looks like a devil worshiper.

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/vacaville-r...
Not So Newsflash

AOL

#17 Jun 21, 2010
I will give VVPD thier props for a successful closure percentage. However, that is it. Out of respect, I will say no more!

As for Solano County agencies, there is not another agency who can hold a candle to Vallejo PD! Even today, from 148 officers in 2005 to 92 today, there is not a single agency who has the high caliber officers that Vallejo has! Now I will concede that Vallejo PD will never be the agency it once was due to poor decision making by city leaders, but even on Vallejo's worst day, they can smoke all the other county agencies on thier best day!

Vallejo PD's investigations unit consists of man hunters! They are the best Solano County has to offer.

Vallejo PD is the real VPD!

Chief Nichelini is the man!

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#18 Jun 21, 2010
Not So Newsflash wrote:
I will give VVPD thier props for a successful closure percentage. However, that is it. Out of respect, I will say no more!
As for Solano County agencies, there is not another agency who can hold a candle to Vallejo PD! Even today, from 148 officers in 2005 to 92 today, there is not a single agency who has the high caliber officers that Vallejo has! Now I will concede that Vallejo PD will never be the agency it once was due to poor decision making by city leaders, but even on Vallejo's worst day, they can smoke all the other county agencies on thier best day!
Vallejo PD's investigations unit consists of man hunters! They are the best Solano County has to offer.
Vallejo PD is the real VPD!Chief Nichelini is the man!
Since when is this a competition ? Just do their job, that's it.
Not So Newsflash

AOL

#19 Jun 21, 2010
Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>Since when is this a competition ? Just do their job, that's it.
You mean a job you could never do. Stay safe devil pup. Bye the way, not a competition, fact!

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#20 Jun 21, 2010
I wonder how Deanna Johnson's mother feels about these statistics?

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#21 Jun 21, 2010
Not So Newsflash wrote:
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You mean a job you could never do. Stay safe devil pup. Bye the way, not a competition, fact!
I've seen your physical requirements to become a cop, AND the written test is somewhat of a joke. Why do you think it only takes a high school diploma or GED to become a cop ?
Ooh, I don't know if I could hop over a 6-foot wall and jog 1.5 miles in, what, 14 minutes ?
Let's face it, Flash, most cops that have been in for awhile, especially the ones I've seen in Vallejo, are out of shape, and the only way they catch criminals is with a radio. God forbid they should be forced to maintain certain fitness levels. If it weren't for technology, your arrest rate would be next to ZERO.

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