I have to record Vehicle Makes & Number Plates of Neighbours...

@jennybianca (12915)
Australia
February 14, 2008 7:38pm CST
My husband (a Police Officer) is convinced that the neighbours directly opposite are in the process of setting up another hydrophonic crop.... you know that substance (can't name here) that is illegal. This is the house that had a $150,000 fire a few months ago, due to the electrical system for his "crop" catching fire. Why does hubby think they are at it again? Mysterious large vehicles coming & going, nearly always after normal working hours & at night. Tradesmen from these vehicles p0nly spend a brief amount of time out the front, then head towards the back, via the carport, not the front door. I approached two so-called plumpers recently (due to water leak in neighbours yard), & they looked like far from plumpers. I thought perhaps the tradesmen were rebuilding after the fire damage, but he said, for a start, they are going to the back, not the front, & the fire damage was to the front part of the house. Also, tradesman normally work during working hours, not all this coming & going much later. He is 100% convinced. He can't do much about it until he has more proof. What I have to do during the day, is write down number plates & vehicle makes (without being seen).
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• United States
15 Feb 08
I would feel so violated being your neighbor. Plumbers get called to work all hours of the day and night. it depends on the company that is called. I am all for being in a safe neighborhood. but spying on people and taking down their license numbers. No that is just it. How would he feel if a man like looking at you and took down your plate number. then parked legally across the street from you to have his free looks. he would feel your rights were violated. I wish you luck on your new job.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
It wouldn't worry me at all, as I know I have done nothing wrong. But then, no one would bother taking down my number plate, because I in no way act suspicious. I was not referring to just plumpers, but a whole host of tradesmen coming at odd hours. I think you missed the point of my discussion. Thanks for responding anyway.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
I possibly didn't go into enough depth with this discussion. When the neighbours house had the big fire, the hydrophonic crop was discovered by the Police. The fire was started by the electrical system connected to the "crop". I am not aware of what criminal convictions this man received for his illegal crop, but it can't have been jail time. They get off easily nowadays. This neighbour is also connected to certain well known bikey gangs. Guess what activities the bikey gangs get involved in here? My hubby is a Police Officer at Police Headquarters. There is no way he would waste time with a neighbour unless he was quite certain something illegal is going on. He doesn't have the time or energy. I knew he had been trying to take down number plates, but as I am home far more often, I offered to do it. I would be very interested in what your husband has to say. Thanks very much for your input.
@Darkwing (21588)
15 Feb 08
Ooooooops, I hope none of the "traders" are Mylot Members or your cover is shot! lol. Seriously though, it sounds very much to me as though your husband is right. He's worked all this out logically and thoroughly, and I don't blame him for thinking as he does. Brightest Blessings.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
I was quite confident that there is no one on My Lot who is even in my city.
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@Darkwing (21588)
16 Feb 08
Sorry Jenny. It was meant as a bit of a joke! :) I'm sure they're far too busy with other things to be bothering with Mylot! lol. Take care.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
Are your neighbors not aware that your husband is a Police Officer... if they are... then they are very stupid in setting up that hydrophonic crop... Seem to me like they are amature crooks who still do not know how to break the law properly...not that i want them to learn... whatever they are planning or whatever they are doing illegal... i hope your husband can get enough proof to bust them before it is too late...
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
Hubby is sure that by now the neighbour, male, white, early 30's, would be aware that he lives opposite a Police Officer. I pointed this out to him, & he said that many crims think we are all dumb.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
Crooks really think that they are the smartest ones on earth... i will be waiting for your follow up discussion on this... thanks...
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Well JennyB, all I can say is please be careful. You've probably been an officer's wife for a long time but so you probably know not to approach any of these people that are "stopping" by. Do you have binoculars? Again, my friend, be careful and I'm sorry you're living across the street from such people.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
19 Feb 08
Yes, I have binoculars. Good idea. Thanks for your concern.
@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
17 Feb 08
It sounds like a part of a mystery TV show. I know it does not feel that way to you. It is good if you can do your duty and not be upset about it, or feel you are in danger.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
17 Feb 08
I am not at all upset if feel in any danger. I can see how people would think that way with my discussion though. The neighbour has strong links with a bikey gang & that of course represents a problem.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
16 Feb 08
Be very careful. You could get in over your head. If they notice a nosey neighbor, they may retaliate.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
16 Feb 08
Yes, I will be very careful. I would tell my husband if I was in any way concerned.Thanks.
@mizrae (587)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I would think your neighbor would know your husband is a police officer, or your neighbor just isn't the friendly type? Be very very careful.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
We are fairly sure that the neighbour knows my husband is a Police Officer.
@Jemina (5783)
15 Feb 08
I just hope you and your husband will get a valid proof. It may not be easy and fast for your husband to do it but if your neighbor is really into something suspicious then do what you think is best. I know this thing requires extra carefulness for you recording plate numbers and your husband gathering enough proof.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
My husband is a Police Officer, so there is no way he will take any action without the evidence required. I will be very careful.