SPD Major Crimes Detective Talks About Combating Stolen Packages and Theft
Yesterday Detective Scotty Bach, a member of SPD’s Major Crimes Taskforce, posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. MCTF’s main focus is property crime—both serial thieves and organized crime rings. Scotty is known for following a tweeted tip and a Craigslist ad to two different caches of stolen bikes. His one hour AMA yesterday produced 174 comments, many of them focusing on bike thefts and packages stolen from front porches.
Here’s a few of the highlights:
Porkies4Me: Hi Scotty – thanks a ton for all you do! My question: What’s the one thing you wish all residents would do to help reduce property crime in our community?
Seattle_PD: Seattle Police Dept.[S]: JUST ONE THING?!? Take a look around your property and make sure nothing is sitting outside. I don’t think we need to live like everyone is out to steal everything, but if a suspect is successful in one neighborhood because someone leaves their yard tools unsecured under their porch… that suspect or his/her friend will come back to your neighborhood. Make sure you secure your property and fence line.
t4lisker: How valuable are recordings or images from home security cameras in investigating and prosecuting mail theft and property crimes?
For the complete thread go to Reddit.