Auto Break-ins!

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jay Burman, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

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    Lenice is one of my favorite fishing spots on this planet, however the incidence of car break-ins has caused me concern. It diminishes my piscatorial pleasure when I have to worry about someone breaking into my car. Any reports from last season? Better yet, any arrests?
  2. Wayne Jordan Active Member

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    No one I know had any problems over there last year, but you can still see the broken glass in the parking lot.
  3. jeffj member

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    Kennewick, WA
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    I had a window broken out at the west end of Nunnely. They stole my cooler with a couple of soft drinks, a sweaty tee shirt and one sandal. Quite the haul. This from a van that looks like something out of " The Grapes of Wrath"
    JJ
  4. nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Bothell, washington
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    Anybody else sick of the break in's ? Well, it is time to set up a sting?Who is with me? I am heading over to a couple of popular fishing spots this spring with a bait car full of visible stuff. That's right...just me a mister Ruger BlackHawk which will be stuck in some poor smucks face as they try and rip off the car. Can't wait until they shit their pantsbawling:
  5. CoastalCutt Member

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    North Bend, WA
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    Wow, I'm totally down, I always did love that COPS kind of shit, and it would be nice to send some pricks to jail.
  6. Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

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    Snoqualmie, WA, USA.
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    NWTrout Guy. I like that idea. It woudn't take much to catch one of these peckerheads. Just a lawn chair and little patience. If you do it, let us know who you catch.
  7. cuponoodle breakfast Active Member

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    Not the brightest idea to state online that you're planning an armed confrontation.
    And what are you going to do if they don't shit their pants?
  8. Matt Paluch Member

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    I've been talking to a lot of people out here about what to do about break ins. I can remember not locking my truck and leaving gear in the bed without any fear of being ripped off at Nunnally. So far, my plan is to get state approval and hopefully a grant to put concealed web cams in the parking lots for the lakes with break in problems. I would also get lots of signage out there so potential thieves know they are being watched. This would be rather inexpensive to do and hopefully make our fishing trips more enjoyable. Any help or suggestions for this sort of thing would be greatly appreciated.

    Matt
  9. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Boys, boys, boys, I sense a bit too much testosterone flowing...:rofl:

    But seriously, what you propose to do will net you much more trouble than you think. Stop watching Rambo and talk to an LEO, they'll set you straight to the reality of things.

    In the end, fishing in a place known for break-ins is asking for trouble, fish elsewhere would be my advice.
  10. cuponoodle breakfast Active Member

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    If it's that bad, then don't leave anything in your car worth stealing and don't lock it. Use an anti-theft device like "the club" and take your coil wire with you.
  11. nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Sensationalism at it's best!! This website is about joking around and having some fun right? Quite frankly, I don't even fish the Eastside lakes anymore because I have found the fishing to be just as good, if not better at Lone and Pass. You hear about these break-in's and it just wants to make you go and do something like that, but the the most prudent thing to do of course, would be just to avoid the area.iagree
  12. uncledave corkie stare blind

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    Anacortes,Wa.
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    I fished Pass about two weeks ago. Fortunately fishing was poor so I came in early to the launch. I caught some A-hole with a stashed fuel can right next to my rig. I'm a large guy and I let him know of my displeasure. I think I could smell crap after our discussion. On the lighter side, I actually caught five rainbows yesterday morning. Things are heating up...
  13. BlueCrop eat more fruit

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    Mount Vernon, WA
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    deleted, will IM.
  14. Dustin Bise Active Member

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    yea thats what we should do to fix the problem... invade our rights.
  15. nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Well, there is always someone that has to think about themselves and civil rightsbawling: Maybe the next time it will happens to you, you will think twice:thumb:
  16. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Whats gonna stop the thieves from ripping off the camera? Huh?
  17. clarkbre Member

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    A camera is going to be only as good as the enforcement behind it. A good example (and $900 lesson to me) of this is when my boat engine got stolen. My Jeep, boat, and engine were parked in a Fred Meyer parking lot on a Saturday afternoon. A guy pulled up, unbolted the 9.8 Merc and took off with it. By the time another customer had figured it out the jerk made off with it. I reported it to FM and the police. The FM security guy said they had it on film but could not release it because of 3rd party liability. I also reported it to the police and there wasn't much they could do since no one held the guy onsite.

    So, my point is, a camera is only as good as it's back up. We fellow fisherman need to keep a look out for strange things happening in parking lots. If we see something, take down a license plate number or let it be known that you're watching someone. More times than not, a person will get spooked and stop whatever they're doing.
  18. Matt Paluch Member

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    The camera's that I know of would be small and hidden, so nobody would notice (or find them) unless they knew where they were. I'm planning on talking to fish and game and the local law enforcement to see if they would pursue any crimes that are taped. I'm not dead-set on cameras, it just seems to be the most logical solution.

    I would really like any suggestions that anyone has (other than hide in the bushes with a gun). It's pretty ridiculous that we have to worry about this crap when we are out there trying to have a good time and catch some fish.
  19. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Mans gotta do what a mans gotta do to protect life and property.
    Shoot, shovel, and shut up.
  20. Tony Tony

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    Lynnwood Wa
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    The times I've gone over by myself have always been trouble free, I usually only plan on camping when I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of people doing the same, this means lots of activity, people coming and going from around the camping area, sure I've heard stories of stuff stolen overnight right from campsites so I tie my tube to my tent and don't leave a bunch of stuff out when I sleep. When I'm not sure how many people will be around I just make a daytrip out of it I only take what I need at the lake and I prop the seat forward and leave the glovebox open on my little truck so the thieves can see that theres nothing to steal then I just hope my karmas right, this has worked for me when I've been the only car there, sure it isn't an answer to the problem its just one mans way of dealing with it now that breakins are a common occurance no matter where you go. My personel suggestion would be to follow what the park service does and try to get the state to have a host there, I know when my wife and I used to hike alot the trails that were heavily used that had problems of this sort started getting park hosts this seemed to work but in this day and age of budget cuts everyone might have to pony up some cash to support it.
    tony