What does that mean? According to the DHS website they say, ” Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It’s easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community. ” https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something
So, that means calling in when one see’s “suspicious activity”, right? That’s how I interpreted this. Well, what constitutes “suspicious activity”? Again, according to DHS, they say, “Unusual items or situations: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur.
Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc.
Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.” https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/what-suspicious-activity
SO, WHY, then, when there is “suspicious activity” at my fiance’s house, witnessed by my daughter, an unknown vehicle parked in the driveway, a female that wasn’t recognized and male who’s face wasn’t seen, who seem to go into the backyard, that I am told I LIED, by my local PD, when it turns out the male is my fiance’s estranged son, the son’s girlfriend and a car that belongs to someone. I didn’t see the couple. My fiance said he had no idea his son was coming by, and it was way before fiance was off work.
My daughter didn’t see the males face, she didn’t know the girlfriend and she didn’t recognize the car. ALL she knew was that this male and female went into the back yard. Since my fiance lives next door to me, I was able to look over the fence to see who was in the back yard, and I saw NO ONE, So I called the PD. I told the Dispatcher what my daughter was telling me, told the dispatcher that I didn’t see anyone in the back yard that I didn’t know if the perps had used the driveway to park their car so they can hop the fence to go into someone else’s yard to burglarize someone’s house.
Suddenly, not only am I being cussed at by both the male and female perps, I’m being threatened with bodily injury by the female, IN FRONT OF THE COPS, and they did nothing, even after I asked if she can be arrested for making terrorist threats. She was yelling at the top of her lungs how she was going to kick my ass, she was going to FUCK ME UP, and how I almost got them SHOT. NO, their behavior and lack of communication almost got themselves SHOT.
PD let these two non licensed no insurance teens go. PD told them to stay off the property, it’s private property. PD told me if they come back on the property, to call and they will come back out. What a joke. I called, and it was THEN that Dispatch told me, “When you called the first time, you said you didn’t know WHO it was, so you LIED.” THAT pissed me off.
PD came out, didn’t arrest them for trespassing (because apparently PD didn’t see them trespassing) and they wouldn’t arrest the female for making criminal/terroristic threats, PD didn’t arrest both of them for disturbing the peace, for standing on city property yelling, and they didn’t arrest them for driving without licenses or impound the car. PD had 4 opportunities to deal with these two unruly teens, and DID NOTHING, but Dispatch calls me a LIAR and the responding officer tries to tell me they’ve been out 5 times, which I called bullshit. I said there is no way, stop saying that, it’s a lie. The officer then said well, we’ve been out 3-4 times, and I said “NO, you haven’t” and he said, “Well, I’ve been out twice myself.” YEAH that’s right because that’s how many times I called.
I am SO truly disappointed in the PD.
Had my so called “Stepson” told ME that it was HIM and his girl in the backyard, ALL of this could have been prevented.