/ Cost of being a good citizen? #11
- Jan 30, 2008
- Luther Willis Hill, AR
- Pettibone, Ford, Massey Ferguson, International, JD, David Bradley, home mades
First mistake is you gave your name. My name is "concerned citizen" on a call like that. You can't really help because you can't identify any person. But, now they know YOU made the call, so you'll get dragged to court until it is over. Also, you have to worry about them letting criminals off, and they know your name and address. Then they burn you out. I'd be putting valuable important things in a safe place protected from that. I've seen deputies move someone that very night over a 400 dollar deal. At least you will be in good shape with the IRS in a burn out situation. Make good use of it.I reported a property crime in progress calling 911.
Apparently the excellent video surveillance system the business has in place resulted in the arrest of the perpetrator(s).
I found this out when subpoenaed to appear as a witness by the District Attourney.
The incident occurred to a neighboring establishment while I was on the job doing my property rounds.
My dilemma is I have now appeared 4 times at the court house 25 miles away and each time after about half a day the motion to continue is granted which means another trip at a later date to the court house.
My employer was at first very enthusiastic as all the local businesses are experiencing a rash of property crime… now not so much as my departure is affecting patient care at the hospital…
For those that know… is there a limit to how many times a witness can be subpoenaed by the prosecution?
I had no contact nor could I identify party(s) involved and can only testify as to the time I heard the glass shatter and seeing someone leaving premises through the shattered glass carrying a sack and speed off in a waiting car…
PS… the owner of the affected business has not made or been asked to appear in court and was surprised when I said I have???