F.O.B. (Forward Operating Base) Rancho Muerte was the target of an attempted break in during our multi-organization border operations over the weekend. Despite extra heavily armed personnel being on hand with more or less random comings and goings, scumbag criminals were still bold enough to make an attempt on entering my residence.
Additional security, along with some new dead bolt locks have been installed. Video cameras are also part of the security upgrade.
120129115 Information Report ASSIST:MOTORIST OR PUBLIC
Incident Address : 49000 BLK W VAL VISTA RD MARICOPA
Time Reported: 13:31
Time Occurred between: 13:30:03 01/29/12 - 13:30:03 01/29/12
Cad Info: RP ADV IT APPREARS SOMEONE HAS TRIED TO BREAK INTO HIS RES.. RP ADV PRY MARKS ALL OVER THE DOOR.. RP ADV HE WILL BE HOME FOR CONTACT.. RP HE JUST GOT BACK FROM CAMPING ** SEND TWO UNITS** PER COMMENTS IN HOUSE DONT NEED A SEC UNIT
Two days later, two Hispanic Male subjects were observed entering the gated fenced yard of an abandoned home directly across the street from Rancho Muerte. This home is about to be foreclosed on. They acted boldly by parking right out front and entering a closed gate in broad daylight.
Fortunately, I was home and reported the incident to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. While on the phone with dispatch, I photographed the suspicious activity. I wonder if the employer of the guy in the red truck knows what's going on with this company vehicle while it's not on the job.
I have posted their photographs in case anybody has seen these subjects loitering or trespassing on anybody else s property. Don't hesitate to contact law enforcement if you see them where they do not belong.
120131176 BURGLARY (DESCRIBE OFFENSE)
Incident Address : 10000 BLK N WHITE RD MARICOPA
Time Reported: 15:29
Time Occurred between: 15:28:51 01/31/12 - 15:28:51 01/31/12
Cad Info: IN PROGRESS. NO WEAPONS. RED FORD PICKUP IN THE DRIVEWAY, SMALL GRN CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY. 2 ADULTS, 1 CHILD. H/M, PLAID SHORTS, WHI SHIRT. 2ND ADULT, H/M. ABOUT 4 YR OLD CHILD. RP ADMITS THAT HE DID NOT ACTUALLY SEE THEM ENTER THE RESIDENCE. RP ADV THAT HOME IS VACANT. THEY WENT UP TO RESIDENCE AND WERE CHECKING THE DOORS. LOGO ON THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK, RP ADV THAT HE IS TAKING PICTURES OF THE SUBJECTS FOR EVIDENCE. RP IS THE NEIGHBOR, ACROSS THE STREET. ****CAUTION INDICATOR ON THE RP****** RP RESIDES AT 49000 BLK W VAL VISTA. RP ADV THAT SOME KIDS JUST GOT OFF OF A SCHOOL BUS AND THE SUBJECTS ARE PICKING THEM UP. RP JUST NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A 101 IN THE VEHICLE. RED TRUCK IS TAKING OFF NB TOWARDS PAPAGO. RP ADV THAT THE GREEN CAR IS TAKING OFF WB ON VAL VISTA.RP DID NOT GET LP'S, WAS NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. RP CAN BE CONTACTED. DISCONNECTED
The home these subjects were allegedly targeting was once occupied by the neighbors that once caused me much aggravation through making false statements to law enforcement officers, Calvin and Patricia Bonefield. Apparently, they quit making their mortgage payments several months ago. So much for being a credible people with honor and respect. Welcher appears to be a better term to describe my former neighbors.
Due to reports of possible drug and human smuggling activities in Hidden Valley, US Border Guard volunteers set out to patrol several suspect areas. Our thinking was dead on when we discovered lots of evidence indicating the transportation of drug and human cargo. These areas were documented for future operations.
During our patrol, we encountered a hiker that claimed to be a “local” and provided us with some valuable information regarding the smuggling activities.
Residents in the Hidden Valley area should be extra cautious and watchful for people and vehicles around the areas which border B.L.M. Land. It's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys, so be vigilant. Dangerous people and drugs are pouring into our neighborhoods.
After a long hard day of patrol activities and base camp operations, we decided to visit the Great Wall Chinese restaurant in Maricopa. Three of us went in armed and enjoyed a fine all you can eat buffet. I'm also pleased to say that not one Mexican, armed with a meat cleaver, acted up or went our of control. Earlier in the week, the Great Wall was the scene of a fatal police shooting involving such an individual.
People should be encouraged to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, especially with so many criminals out there waiting for somebody to let their guard down. Citizens have the right to defend themselves and should at all times.
“I'm a 9th generation American and patriot (1737). My forefathers served in the Pennsylvania Militia. On June 27, 1781, they were called to perform a tour of duty. I'm still protecting freedom and securing the border, 274 years later.” --Harry L Hughes III