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FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« on: April 13, 2013, 08:26:20 PM »
25 Texas Rangers and FBI agents have raided three storage units. Authorities are searching the units and a car that was found inside one of the units.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/04/exclusive-authorities-search-seagoville-storage-unit-as-investigation-into-kaufman-slayings-continues.html/

Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 09:55:07 AM »
This  brings up an interesting ethical and potentially legal question.

Say you buy a locker, clean the content out and when you're back at your sorting location you find evidence of a crime. 

Do you turn the contents of the whole locker over to the police?  Just what you think is suspicious/illegal?

For instance a hypothetical in my head.  You see a locker with some boxes and a nice desk.  YOU bid on it figuring to flip the desk quick.  Once you buy you find documents in the boxes and desk indicating someone was running and illegal sports book and this was their "office".  You also find a lockbox with, let's say, a moderate amount of cash in it and a handgun in the desk.

How do you handle it?  Do you notify the cops at all?

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Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 10:54:06 AM »
Say you buy a locker, clean the content out and when you're back at your sorting location you find evidence of a crime.

We had a little debate on this about a year and a half ago.
http://storageauctionforums.com/storage-auction-laws/can-you-get-arrested-for-buying-a-storage-unit/

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Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 04:41:19 PM »
Ratting out a bookie...no. Dead body in an ice chest...sure. Illegal drugs...in the trash. Some creep's child porn collection...you better believe it.

Money, guns. Keeping it.

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Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 04:57:53 PM »
I've always found "When I doubt, don't call the cops".   It's just a pain and they don't/can't do anything anyway.

You KNOW when you need to call the police.


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Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 10:50:05 AM »
You've been watching too much crime shows, CSI, cop shows, etc.! Turn the TV off! Unless you are a reitred police officer, you have NO business making wild assumptions about the property you just acquired legally at a lein auction. Unless you are a martyr and want to have your property confiscated, I say keep your assumptions to yourself and just move it however you can.

Short list of bad assumptions:

Look at all this valueable hydroponic equipment; he/she must have been a drug grower/dealer!
Look at all these bags of money; he/she must have been a drug dealer/bank robber!
Look at all these expensive electronics; he/she must have been a thief/fence!
Look at all this expensive jewelry; he/she must have been a cat burglar!
Look at all these new, in the box car parts & accessories; he/she must have been a car thief/chop-shop operator!

Don't let pop-culture get your imagination running wild, and cause you to do something stupid if you were to ever win a storage unit with any of the above contents.

Unless I find a recently deceased corpse, I ain't calling nobody about nothing!!  ;)

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Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 05:52:20 PM »
There getting close to exposing the killer and it's not the white supremacist they thought it was. Instead, it's a former Justice of the Paece....Yup, one of their own. Imagine that.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/kaufman-county-official-probed-texas-da-slayings-sources/story?id=18955172#.UWyDFcof_QY

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Re: FBI Raids 3 Dallas Area Storage Units
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 12:13:11 PM »
The plot thickens. Now they arrested the JP's wife.


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