There has been a recent string of burglaries on S Plymouth Ave. Previously this post was dedicated to one specific incident. Due to the feedback we received and its effectiveness... Let's open this discussion up to include ANY AND ALL incidents in the area. Anyone else that would like to contribute information, I encourage you to do so! In the past couple of months we have accumulated a great deal of footage surrounding many of these crimes. Unfortunatley the footage alone doesn't always do the trick. We need to make everyone aware of exactly what is going on in the Community. This process does take some time to put together. One by one i will be compiling the footage and posting it here until these crimes stop. A lot can be learned about how these crimes are committed just by watching them. IT IS TIME TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS!
Here you will find the links to the videos I have compiled:
October 26th 2012 - 1155 S. Plymouth Ave - Theft -
January 29th 2013 - 1199 S. Plymouth Ave - Home Burglary -
February 8th 2013 - 1191 S. Plymouth Ave - Car Burglary -
I also want to give anyone the opportunity to contact me regarding setting up a similar system to watch over their home, business, family, and property. In many cases these systems cost less than $500.00 and take about a day to set-up. Once set-up they are maintenance free and can be accessed from anywhere in the world with the use of your smart phone. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I WANT TO HELP YOU GET THE TOOLS WE NEED TO HELP STOP THESE CRIMES!
I Love the way you think!! I don't recognize anyone off the bat, but best believe I will be taking a few more looks. THANKS for being involved in the neighborhood (and keeping us fed!!)
I'm a bit confused as I read through your description of what got captured by security cameras where and when.
I think you need to go back and reexamine the pictures of the guys carting away the TV. If you want to send the pictures to me I can enhance them and check out the details. I'm all for letting people know that when they are out in public they may be on camera. That is why I suggested "Mother Cam" to keep the U of R students on their toes when you were talking about behavior issues with the proposed "Frank & Steins". Those images will speak for themselves. In this case please make sure the images posted with the words match the images of the folks carting away the TV.
Does the IR mode of the camera used for images marked CH7 have an IR light source that illuminates the scene?
The IR sensitivity of the camera could well explain the bright cuffs and waistband with spot lights on near the camera. Incandescent spot lights pump out more IR than visible light. The retroreflective stripes on his sleeves don't light up until he gets in the range of the spot lights. If there is some retro reflective material in the elastic waist band and cuffs, even if it is colored to match the jacket fabric, it is likely to reflect IR. Many dyes which have vivid colors filtration effects in the visible range are transparent in the IR. IR brightness in the scene will show up as shades of gray. That explanation is consistent with the purplish tinge of the bright waistband. The visible light retroreflected is filtered to something resembling the color of the jacket but the IR is unaffected by the dyes and show on the sensor as white.
Lt. Bob Hill of the Genesee Street NSC called this morning to say that these two individuals have been identified and so are on their radar.
If you should have security camera photos of any suspicious activity, e-mail them with the specifics (location, time, etc.) to Lt. Hill at email@example.com
And this is important: In order to post pictures on this or any other public forum, the individuals must be on private property when the photo is taken. Pictures taken on public streets, sidewalks, and/or corners can not be used as the sole means of identification, even if you know they have just done a crime nearby. Do send any photos to Lt. Hill.
Remember: Regardless of whether or not you can supply photos, it's always best to immediately call 911 if you see anyone acting suspiciously under any circumstances. Supply as much detail as you can: height, build, gender, skin color, clothing, graphics or logos, even shoes can be helpful. Time is of the essence.
Yes! You beat me to it. Well Said Marian. Thank You to all who helped!
What is the reason for the limitation on the pictures that can be posted. I do not believe that is in any way a legal restriction. It seems that common sense would suggest that if you see someone break the law and you are fortunate enough to have a picture of them, it should be posted. To refrain from doing so simply because the individual is on public property seems counter productive (which is supported by the fact that the pictures posted led to the identification of the individuals). I belive that not only should we post any pictures we have, but we have a responsibility to do so. The reason for this site and other like it is to help neighbors communicate and ideally make the neighborhood a safer and more enjoyable place. Any step towards making the neighborhood safer that it not taken is in my opinion a valuable opportunity missed. We are either serious and committed to solving the problem or we are not. I for one am both serious and committed and encourage others to arrive at the same conclusion.
Not that you would do this, but it's possible for someone to post a photo taken anywhere and claim the subject has just committed some crime. Consider if that were to happen to you. What would you do?
If the subject is on private property, there is no question they were somewhere they weren't supposed to be.