Theft and Burglary Investigations week 3 Discussion 2
Burglaries are the silent dread of
everyone who has a lock on his or her door. Burglary can take many forms and
the investigation of burglaries requires attention to detail. Analyze both
of the burglary cases below and address the corresponding
questions for one of them.
A 54-year-old woman was arrested outside of a business
after a silent alarm went off, alerting an officer in the area. The
officer found her prying at a side door using a crowbar.
What should the primary investigation consist of?
Should the officers/investigators handle this
differently than a typical burglary case due to the sex and age of the
perpetrator? Why or why not?
What actions would you take as an investigator? Why?
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I was once told by a senior officer that locks
only keep honest people out and burglaries defiantly prove that point. In
the case of the 54 year old forcing entry into the business I feel that the
investigation should be done the same as any other. Age and sex have no bearing
in the prosecution of the crime and should not be a deciding factor in our
investigation. The subject should be questioned and see if any other
crimes match the MO of your suspect. The crime scene should be processes
and the pry bar collected to see if it matches up to any tool marks at other
crime scenes in the area.
The thefts of convertibles should be
treated like any other auto theft except that it would be easier for the police
to place a bait car out as the thieves seem to be targeting a specific style of
vehicle. The crime scenes should be checked for entry points and any possible
fingerprints or other identifying evidence. The left over car parts suggest
that the cars may be parted out by the thieves so I would check salvage yards
for any cars matching the description of those taken. The thieves are smart in
that they do not steal on snowy days so the shoe impressions could be followed.
I feel that a bait car would be the most effective way to catch the group
responsible as the GPS could lead officers to their location where other
evidence could possibly be obtained.