Arrest 106by Director Dunn on 04/18/16
A construction project in a sketchy neighborhood contacted out Strategic Partners, Ontel Security Services Inc., to protect the project. We installed several wireless cameras that would alert us in real time to any activity.
Multiple activations from cameras watching brand new rooftop air conditioners showed a male subject stealing the cameras themselves!
As most Bad Guys do when they think there are cameras, he was concealing his face with a ball cap and covering his tattoo with a T-shirt while stealing these cameras.
Because the cameras are completely wireless, it's likely he assumed they were dummy cameras. He took them to his house for more careful examination.
Unfortunately for him, while he was examining the camera he was also giving us a clear video of his face and a unique tattoo on his arm, now visible because he had removed his shirt.
Responding patrolmen were able to identify him walking near the project. He admitted to being on camera but not to stealing them.
He was arrested for trespassing and grand theft and turned over to Ceres Police.
Silly Bad Guys, Selfies are for Good Guys!