I think my house and or wife has been targeted.

I think my house and or wife has been targeted.

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    I think my house and or wife has been targeted.

    We live in a rural unincorporated area on a dead end road. I was gone for about a week while my wife stayed home. One of those nights, well after dark a man came into our fenced in yard and knocked of the door saying that he had car trouble and wanted to wait inside for his friend to pick him up.

    My wife didn’t open the door, however told him through a window that she couldn’t help him. Our two Belgian Malinois had no sense of humor about this. They were giving their “big dog” barks. He very quickly apologizes, and then leaves. He walks across the street to the only house close where a young man lets him in to “use the phone.” My wife had called the Sheriff’s office, the dispatcher stayed on the phone with her until the squad cars pulled up. They had been looking for this guy for several hours for “disorderly conduct.” The Deputy gave the nice young man a ride to the local county funded hotel.

    Yesterday, while I was checking my yard, I found a handheld scanner with the local LE frequencies programmed in. The scanner was in good shape. The grass under it wasn’t dead but was light green. So it hasn’t been there too long. This was found in the only part of the yard that isn’t fenced, near the attached garage. This is also the darkest area of the house. There isn’t any reason for anyone to be in that part of the yard. No water, gas or electric meters. This isn’t a short cut to get anywhere. But it sure would be a good place to break into our house.

    The wife is now taking her / our personal safety much more seriously. She is now carrying one of my guns until she decides which one she wants. We are changing the lighting around the house. The Sheriff’s department are doing more frequent patrols.
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    Sounds to me someone with bad intentions has been staking out your house, probably to learn your regular movements. Sounds like you've already informed law enforcement which is excellent.

    Stay safe!

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    Wow.... I would definitely be on high alert as well.
    Have you talked to your neighbors so they can be on the watch as well for any folks wandering about or unfamiliar vehicles?

    Stay safe and alert!

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    if the scanner contained the prints of the man that was taken away by leo, wouldnt that qualify as a criminal tool? idk if that would get him a stiffer punishment.

    im just thinkin outloud

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    You'd better watch it. It may be just a matter of time.

    Buy a few game cameras and set them up around the house in areas where they would be unseen. Use the infrared feature on them. See what shows up.
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    Good for your wife knowing what to do and staying safe!

    Keep your situational awareness up at all times.

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    Good advice from Hotguns...those "deer cams" are excellent and relatively inconspicuous if used properly. Stay on alert.
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    Thanks!
    I have talked to the closest neighbors. There is a young high school age girl, an older brother and father in that house. We are watching out for each other.

    The Sheriff’s office is really strapped for funding, so they can’t afford to attempt finger printing on something like this. It didn’t pop up as stolen, so I still have the scanner. It works really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You'd better watch it. It may be just a matter of time.

    Buy a few game cameras and set them up around the house in areas where they would be unseen. Use the infrared feature on them. See what shows up.
    Excellent suggestion. It's a great way to get a "pair of eyes" where you can't always be. Great passive surveillance technique. Plus they provide you with date and time stamped physical evidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastk9dad View Post
    Good for your wife knowing what to do and staying safe!

    Keep your situational awareness up at all times.
    Yeah, she did good! I forgot to say, she also had the 870 out.
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    You cant imagine how many people have been busted stealing when caught on game-cams.

    Usually the Sheriff will pick the offender up and ask them all about it. Almost all of them will lie about it and say no way, they didn't do it.

    He'll let them dig themselves into a hole and then slap the pics on the table and walk off. They'll look at the pics and they know they are busted.

    They'll usually confess to everything when confronted with the pics showing them in the act.

    In lots of cases the person knows the offender, but not always. I'm not sure that the evidence would stand up in court, but the admission of guilt does.
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    IF you are saying that the scanner appeared in the yard after the guy had been picked up, it would certainly seem like the guy not only returned but is up to serious no good.

    Occupants of both homes should be armed. Add outdoor lighting. Put up visible security cameras (even if they are not working) to give the appearance that there is more security than there is.

    More DOGS. If possible now, two outside and two inside. See if you and your neighbor can get together and maybe jointly own and jointly care for the outdoor ones. You'll both double your protection and half your dog food bill.

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    If you have not already done so take wife shooting and work on how to carry at home.

    I would also get wife a thin lock blade folder for concealment on her person, she needs to work with it until muscle memory is well established.

    Be very aware while entering or leaving your home.

    To me the main thing is having a fighting spirit and good common sense.
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    Yikes, this sounds extremely serious. The police scanner is just all around creepy and could indicate repeat visits on the part of the suspect. And he'll know if the cops are coming, and flee before they arrive. He could be a peeping tom or worse.

    +1 on more dogs, lights, cameras, all of that. Reinforce all locks, probably avoid any more business trips for a while. Shore up the fence where he got in. Install an alarm system just to give you the extra few seconds' alert if he invades your home.

    Train and practice (both you and your wife) and come up with a home invasion reaction plan.

    I'd also recommend you buy "Lessons from Armed America" co-authored by Kathy Jackson, a member of this forum, and read the chapter on stalkers among others.
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    How about taking your wife to try out and select her own gun(s)?
    The world choices are greater than two.

    While out that way at the gun shop let her pick out a long gun too; Rifle or shotgun (20ga). Whatever she feels comfortable with to her own hand.

    As to that radio I'd call the po-po and ask if they are missing a unit.
    If not then well it's yours to have and to hold.

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