Yeah, unfortunately I have gotten nowhere with the police. We have had the 22's stolen from a tahoe, they attempted to steal my motorcyle, and my jeep was stolen, all from the same parking spot at my condo. It is a locked parking garage with video surveylance in a nice area. There are $50,000 Mercedes and Audi's parked next to them that don't get touched. I am worried that when I bring my jetta home they will try and steal it too. I am trying to devise a way to catch them in the act.
Seattle has one of the highest crime rates for auto theft in the country. I was hoping that the uniqueness of my jeep would help to find it but the police don't seem to care.
It's not the police, trust me. It's the Counties Prosecuting Attorney.
I had an old Mustang with only 6K actual miles on it, and had it only a week before it got stolen. Two months later it was left in a parking lot a couple of cities away with a small amount of Columbian currency left in the trunk. Not enough to fix the damage, but there was all kinds of evidence I turned over to that cities police. The officer I spoke with said: "Sir, there is nothing I would like to do more than to nab the thief and lock him up for good. But even if I investigated and gathered enough evidence to convict the perp, the King County Prosecutors office would look at the file and throw it out. They are so wrapped up in mindless cases that involve much bigger crimes, that they don't even have time for a strong case of car theft. The problem sir, is the courts and parole boards are letting criminals out of jail way too soon and they are going out and committing bigger and bigger felonies. I'm sorry to say it, but based on the crime we see, your stolen car is small potatoes ... in this state just be happy you got your car back."
And he was completely right! When you go in to vote for a political candidate, keep in mind the candidate that gets elected appoints judges that rule on these legal cases ... these politicians also make laws that affect legal issues too. Which political party has been running this state for the last 20 years? There's your answer as to why the cops don't seem to care ... what is the point in caring if they work their butts off to nail your crook, and the judge appointed by the "change" politician lets the perps off with a slap on the wrist.
Did you know until a year or so ago, a car thief had to be caught behind the wheel of a stolen car 7 times before he did any serious time ... how many cars would he have to steal to get caught in 7 of them? Guess which political party made that law?
Yes, who you vote for makes more difference than just picking the guy with the nice tie!