3 Responses to “Thief Nabs Car While Owner Helping Friends Unload Luggage”
July 17th, 2012
The crime is getting out of control. In nearly 50 years living in CdM I have never seen so much crime as in the past two years. Yet, I seldom see a cop car just cruising around. It is amazing and truly a feather in the cap of the police dept that they recovered this car at all, not to mention and so quickly and without damage. But the PD is IMHO severely undermanned. Maybe if the city wasn't having to pay for fire rings, and to clean up holiday trash left by out of town visitors or a fancy city hall there would be more money to protect residents from potentially violent crimes from people coming here to prey on us because they think we are all rich.
July 19th, 2012
What a shame that the suspect got away...not surprising though. A Santa Ana or Costa Mesa cop would never have let a stolen vehicle suspect escape. And its such a rare occurence you think they'd put their all into catching such a brazen criminal. NBPD is embarrassing and frankly I feel a little less safe in my city now.
July 22nd, 2012
NBPD protects us daily from crimes far more devastating than this one. Jake's conclusions are dramatic and irresponsible. Santa Ana and Costa Mesa cops also have major crimes they must focus on over auto thefts, so not every pursuit has a full and completely satisfying conclusion. And, all PDs would love to have more resources to counter criminal acts. While no one likes to be robbed, no one was hurt here & the car was recovered. Enjoy your day in safe CdM!