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#11777446 - 08/14/16 11:38 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: RedRanger]
Shawn Mead Offline
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 3622
Loc: Crandall, TX.
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
It's the criminal justice system that allows these people to keep coming back.

Place a bullet in their head for stealing or dope dealing and this issue would go away


While you are certainly correct.....it is actually much cheaper to just let them take it. That deductible is a heck of a lot cheaper than the attorney fees and civil suits you will be faced with. Last I heard it was costing individuals on average $12-15k in civil suits and that is for the clean and justifiable shootings. I'm not shooting someone unless myself and the people around me are in fear for their lives.
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#11777870 - 08/15/16 09:23 AM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45888
Loc: Houston, TX
Back a few years ago, then Wood County Sheriff Brown reached out to the fishing public asking for help. The Sheriff wanted to have a few deputies trained by the GW's to help out patrolling lake Fork. They needed training and boats. I donated $500 to Wood County for this effort, but mostly all I heard on here was bitching about older boats never being used by previous Sheriffs, "my tax dollars already cover that", etc. How many of you donated to that effort?

So before folks get on here bitching about the local LEOs, perhaps we should try and find a way to help fight crime around the lake rather than run our heads about what SHOULD be done by the local authorities.

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#11777887 - 08/15/16 09:30 AM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
Neches Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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Fork is not the only lake with thieves, 9 boat houses were hit on Palestine last week, they stole big screen TV's, stereo systems, and stuff from the boats. Its everywhere now a days.

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#11777888 - 08/15/16 09:30 AM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
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#11777911 - 08/15/16 09:38 AM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14554
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
I know of this Sheriff Brown, my parents live in Winnsboro. They spoke very highly of his aggressive approach to fighting crime in Wood county.. That's been awhile, I can't speak much on Wood, I just barely live on the edge of Rains, regretfully. Worst county management I've ever seen, they are criminals imo..
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#11777918 - 08/15/16 09:43 AM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: Neches]
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Bedazzled

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14554
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
Originally Posted By: Neches
Fork is not the only lake with thieves, 9 boat houses were hit on Palestine last week, they stole big screen TV's, stereo systems, and stuff from the boats. Its everywhere now a days.


Here it is, I believe they're still looking for one of the guys..

http://www.easttexasmatters.com/news/loc...HukseI.facebook
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#11777956 - 08/15/16 10:00 AM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 19427
Loc: Aledo
You have to remember that you are in east Texas and some of those people aren't gonna act right. It's been the same way forever.

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#11778344 - 08/15/16 01:27 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: WAWI]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 538
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
You have to remember that you are in east Texas and some of those people aren't gonna act right. It's been the same way forever.


It's NOT JUST EAST TEXAS, sadly it's everywhere.
Maybe now with some pictures they can find him, trail cameras work very well, in this story 7 boat houses hit and only 1 had a camera on the inside.

I use game cameras and you wouldn't believe what's going on when your asleep or away in the daylight , less now than when I first installed them, I believe they know they are there and the action has slowed way down.

http://www.kltv.com/story/32761034/suspect-sought-in-string-of-lake-palestine-boathouse-burglaries
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#11778396 - 08/15/16 02:00 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 299
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
holy smokes, hope they catch em w those photos

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#11778454 - 08/15/16 02:19 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
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Registered: 05/10/05
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What an idiot. Who does all these robberies with no damn shirt on that reveals a bunch of his stupid tattoos?
An idiot for sure.

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#11778544 - 08/15/16 02:52 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 538
Loc: Lake Fork
You can't fix stupid
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#11778546 - 08/15/16 02:54 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: 89javelin100]
RedRanger Offline
burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22808
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: 89javelin100
holy smokes, hope they catch em w those photos


There will be more to take his place, this is East Texas meth country.........
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#11778609 - 08/15/16 03:25 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: TM487VS]
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Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 2442
Loc: East Texas
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#11778612 - 08/15/16 03:25 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: RedSkeeter]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1951
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Neches
Fork is not the only lake with thieves, 9 boat houses were hit on Palestine last week, they stole big screen TV's, stereo systems, and stuff from the boats. Its everywhere now a days.


Here it is, I believe they're still looking for one of the guys..

http://www.easttexasmatters.com/news/loc...HukseI.facebook


They should catch the guy given all of that info. He's got 3 prior arrests and should be easy to spot. As previously mentioned, it won't matter. He will get out soon enough and someone will gladly take his place in the mean time. All we can do is try to put things up that deter them like motion sensor lights and cameras. Yes, its an expenses to US but its a lot more expensive to have all of your stuff stolen.

And for all those Cowboys saying show up with a gun, are you seriously wanting to put your life at risk to stop a thief? I am all about carrying weapon and protecting myself but many fail to realize they may also be carrying and if you miss they might not. We can buy more possessions but you can't buy a person's life.
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#11779163 - 08/15/16 09:06 PM Re: Lake Fork Thieves [Re: PaPa@fork]
TinRangerJim Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 127
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: PaPa@fork
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
You have to remember that you are in east Texas and some of those people aren't gonna act right. It's been the same way forever.


It's NOT JUST EAST TEXAS, sadly it's everywhere.


Yep, it IS everywhere. I recently moved here from Northern California, and we had the same problems there. Clear Lake and the Delta can be every bit as bad as Fork or any other lake in Texas, due to their overpopulation of meth-heads. There have even been folks that had their boats broken into at the ramp while they were sleeping in their trucks. Not only can thieves be bold, they can also be sneaky quiet.
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