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IP broken into when vacant...

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Johnny Cashflow, 25th Jun, 2016.

  1. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Dot points for easy reading.

    -tenants were In the process of moving out through the week

    -house was vacant

    - somebody broke in through the back window
    - threw so soap around and wrote with permanent texta on walls
    - and cut a post that holds a porch

    - The person/ppl the broke in were known to my tenants

    - they called police, told them who it was along with threatening sms messages they had sent them

    - tenants cleaned up all the textas off walls and soap off floor

    - said they will pay for damage out of bond

    - I got police file report number

    - because it wasn't much damage i have agreed with tenants to take a few hundred dollars out of bond. Nothing was damaged that much really.

    Anyway will people who broke in get in any trouble?

    Or police will just brush it off as "too much paperwork"

    Also im in Elizabeth if that helps lol
     
  2. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I thought it was quite odd behaviour, but then I read the last line...

    My only visit to the area and I saw police walking on the street along with other stuff I dont usually see or experience in other places...
     
  3. datto

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    My unit storeroom was broken into years ago.

    Cops come around. Got that event number. Strate fixed up damaged door/window through insurance.

    Never heard from the cops since. The way they looked at me and spoke to me they thought I had done it (they asked me if I had ever been in trouble with the police lol).

    I don't think the cops bother following up on theee things - just another stat.
     
  4. Fargo

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    The cops wont do anything, it would just be a waste of their time, when they haul offenders arses into courts the judges let the poor little darlings go so they are free to repeatedly offend and the cops are powerless to do anything about it.
     
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  5. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Sounds like you got off lightly :)
     
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  6. Johnny Cashflow

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    Sure did!

    Could have been a lot worse. I need to paint 1 wall I think and patch up the post :D
     
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  7. Johnny Cashflow

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    Sounds about right.

    More important matters at hand such as when I travel 55km/h in a 50km/h zone
     
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    If you insist they go around and question the suspects, and the suspects admit to them (or even to the friends) that should be enough for charges.
     
  9. wategos

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    I´ve had a couple of IPs broken into when vacant. No results, never heard back from the cops. One cop even sat on the fingerprints in the window sill wet paint after I pointed it out (I was renovating).
     
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  10. Johnny Cashflow

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    Do I then lay charges?

    I really can't be bothered to do anything but if I was to what could I possibly gain?

    And if I did nothing and they did admit to doing it, will they get into any trouble at all?
     
  11. thatbum

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    1. No the police make that decision, but they might ask you for input.

    2. Possibly someone to make a claim against, or get criminal restitution paid from.

    3. Probably not unless you want to make a civil claim against them.
     
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  12. dabbler

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    No, we do not decide if police charge someone or not.

    You may gain an irritated criminal intent for revenge, basically if it is 200 bucks & a friend of tenant, they may get a warning, or a charge if they are known troublemakers, it is more that you help the community by making someone think twice before doing such things.

    If they admit to the police, they may very well be charged or warned, if they are charged they will go before the court and may have a conviction recorded, or they may get let off, but it will still be recorded, so if they make a habit of it, it will be known.
     
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  13. Ted Varrick

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    Datto, I'm quasi interested in what you told them when they asked you if you'd ever been in trouble with the police?

    And, assuming you own the property that the police station is on, I'm WAY more interested in what they told you when you asked them if they'd ever been in trouble with their landlord?
     
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  14. datto

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    Ted, when dealing with the boys in blue it's always best to be honest.

    So I told them "yes" I did have some dealings with the cops as a young lad but I haven't dealt from them for a long time now.

    Well eh, lol, probably best to say nothing.

    Things can get pretty messy quite quickly eg fumble fingers might yell out "taser, taser, taser" and shoot me three times.
     
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  15. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I've read the post a few times and I cannot see where datto has indicated he owns the land the cop shop sits on? Is that a wild guess or do I need to go back to reading and comprehension class? :eek:
     
  16. dabbler

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    Nah, you can read ok, I think it may be a joke :)
     
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    Exactly, no shortage of consequences there.
     
  18. Perthguy

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    I have had tenants graffiti gloss paint doors with permanent marker. I sanded lightly and repainted with oil based gloss but the marker came through the paint. I have not tried this with water based so I don't know if it will make any difference but you might need to get a small tin of primer/sealer to paint over the marker before repainting the wall.
     
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    Need to use something like this first Zinsser CoverStain 396g Primer Sealer Stain Killer Aerosol. It will seal it before painting over it. I just used it for a water leak.
     
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  20. Ted Varrick

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    Hi Wylie,

    Dabbler was right. It was just an assumption, and like many assumptions, subsequently found to be incorrect...

    :)