By LeaAnne Klentzman
So there was this residential burglary recently. The victims were only gone briefly and during that time, well, someone got in their home and liberated a whole mess of treasures…guns, jewelry, and electronics. Did I mention heirloom jewelry? Yeah, the kind that makes your blood run cold when you even think about losing it… the kind that no amount of insurance could ever replace, you know, that kind.
So the owners call 911 and report the loss. In comes the patrol deputy, job done, report taken. He tells the folks, “a detective will get with you”, yada, yada, yada …. Humm, maybe they misunderstood. Seems this couple never heard from the detective, much less ever laid eyes on him. And no, they never got a personal visit to their home either – you know … the scene of the crime!
Well, imagine their surprise when they learned that earlier this month – April 11 (not to be exact) a whole herd of sheriff’s investigators loaded up and scrambled over to a home in the city of Needville – to search for lost property – Lost, not stolen.
But, um, well, that was really important police business because that search, well, it was at the home of a Sheriff’s Captain and one of the newly promoted Sheriff’s Lieutenant. YesSireeBob, it was special po-leece bidniss.
Now, ya’ got the proper understanding? Seems this Captain, well, he’s over Internal Affairs, and his bride, well she’s been recently appointed Detective Lieutenant over Special Crimes. And that search – that all important, emergency police search – well, it had a ring to it! Uh huh, seems the Lieutenant misplaced her very important and oh so expensive ring, so a government search was on!
How many Sheriff’s deputies do you think will show up at your house the next time you misplace a precious bauble?
Now we at the “Star” always want to provide our readers with information they can use. So now that we know it is permissible for the Internal Affairs Captain, the Special Crimes detective lieutenant, one of her detectives, another one of those newly appointed Detective Lieutenants, this one over the Burglary and Theft division, as well as a patrol sergeant are available for lost bauble property searches – please let us know if your request for their assistance is denied.
So, there ya’ have it – 4 high ranking police type supervisors and one measly detective diligently searching for a co-workers misplaced bauble – while citizens who have lost guns, jewelry and electronics to an intruder never even get the time of day. Wow!
Yep, this certainly has a RING to it alright, but nice? Uh, that would be relative!