Category: Burglars and Crime

Ruse Burglaries Increase Across US, to San Francisco Bay Area

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Ruse burglaries, long associated with the Chicago suburbs, are becoming more frequent in other areas of the US – California in particular. Normally spring, summer and fall are the peak seasons for these nasty scams that are all about separating you from your cash and prized possessions – and this post should serves as a…

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Eight Great Stories of Stupid Criminals Busted by Facebook

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Just about everybody uses social media, so why not the bad guys, too? The problem for some of the perps, however, is that they are just not that smart about how they do it. In the meantime, law enforcement professionals have gotten up to speed on these new technologies, and are using them to catch…

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Police Use GPS Tracking to Bust Burglars in Lubbock, Texas

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We know that technology items are high on the list of items that burglars like to steal – along with cash, jewelry, guns, and prescription drugs. But one thing many burglars have yet to figure out is that some high tech gadgets can be tracked, and that tracking capability can lead police straight to the…

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Facebook Used to Catch Burglar in Morgan Hill, CA

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Facebook originally began as a way to communicate and stay in touch with friends. Today, it’s evolved into the preeminent social media site. Not only is it used between friends, but now it’s also being used by brands and businesses as a marketing and advertising tool. It’s also used by some companies to stay in…

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