Residential burglaries are a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Does that matter to law enforcement? Apparently not.
Vern Goldsby is right in his June 28 letter regarding his home burglary, “whether you like it or not you’re on your own.”
My friend’s home in downtown Olympia was burglarized in February. Thieves took all the copper wiring inside the home they could find and get to. They also took approximately $20,000 worth of contents not to mention the damage. When we asked the Olympia police if they would check for fingerprints, especially around the power panel where the copper wiring was cut, they said no.
I always thought that part of law enforcement’s job was to at least try and catch the criminals. Apparently not in Olympia.
Home burglaries appear to be rampant in the area. I think it is outrageous that police do not make any attempt to catch those responsible. There is no deterrent for thieves because they know the police will not do anything but take a report and whether you like it or not, you are definitely on your own.