COPS CORNER: Thieves target boat storage facility, steal motors
Boat motors stolen
Real cops don’t do that
2:30 p.m. First block of Big Bear Lane. Suspicious incident: A woman was watching TV the night of Sept. 29 when a dog in the house alerted her that someone was at the door. She saw flashing lights outside, and three men in their 30s or 40s wearing badges around their necks, over dark colored T-shirts and jeans, standing on the cement slab behind the home’s rear sliding door. They were using their cell phones as flash lights. The woman asked them what she could do for them, and one of the man said, “Pamela.” The woman replied that she’d lived there for two years and didn’t know a “Pamela.” She reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office the next day. “Because ... they used cellphones for flashlights, it does not appear that they were legitimate (law enforcement) officers,” a deputy wrote in a commander’s report. The Sheriff’s Office placed an extra watch on the house.
2:38 p.m. 4000 block of Old Kings Road North. Vehicle burglary: Someone twice pried open a 2013 orange and black utility trailer that had been left in a gated, locked empty lot, stealing a red Craftsman tool box filled with about $500 worth of hand tools, including wrenches and socket sets. The trailer also had about $500 worth of damage.