*Emailed him tonight, posting here to see if anyone else cares, or if it’s just me.
Dear Mr Elwell,
I’m a Brattleboro resident, and in the past week alone, have been the victim of three seperate thefts, two at my residence, one at my car while parked in the parking garage. After the first theft, I set up a security cam at my home to catch anyone stupid enough to try it again. My method was effective, caught a neighbor stealing from doorstep two hours after setting up the security cam in plain view at my door. I caught the entire theft and follow up confession in HD with audio, emailed all of the evidence to BPD, and despite all that, they won’t even issue a summons to the thief, who lives two apartments down from me in apt 306, at 9 Canal St here in Bratt.
Theft is rampant in this town. I mind my own business, could care less about victim-less crimes, but feel that being robbed is a gross violation of my rights as a citizen. What exactly are the police doing to send a message to thieves and help stop this massive problem here? I basically did their job for them, and it’s still not enough for them. The bait car model is extremely effective when implemented properly, yet the police demonstrate no interest in doing anything to solve a problem that could easily be addressed with an ounce of effort. Do I just need to accept that anything I own can be stolen at any time in Brattleboro and police will do nothing about it? If that’s the case, do you think it’s wise to force citizens to resort to vigilante justice to protect themselves and their property here?