The phones were ringing off the hooks in the general investigations division of the Bremerton Police Department Tuesday morning. The calls were in response to an article published Monday afternoon regarding the arrest of the reported ringleader of a property theft ring.
As police sift through property they believe was stolen in the ring and stored at a house in West Bremerton, “dozens” of people — presumably people who saw the story — called into the detective division to inquire about the goods recovered.
Crane reminded me that while the calls can potentially reconnect people to their missing items, it is important that, after such a theft, owners file a police report as soon as possible. That way, if ever your stuff is recovered, police will be able to contact you.
And, if you really want to be proactive, mark expensive electronics with a unique number, or note the serial number, to help expedite the process and increase your chances of getting stuff back.
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