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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Cabin break in

So my brother texts me Friday night and asks me if I want to meet out at his cabin Saturday morning (it's only a half hour drive for me and an hour for him). I had to work so I couldn't make it. Around 10 AM I get a text and he tells me his cabin was broken into. They took a generator, lawn mower, splitting moll, ax, 2-20 lbs propane tanks, a nice tote, various hand tools and even three fishing rods that were my niece and nephews. Some other stuff was taken also. My burn is that my brother is the type of guy that if you are that down on your luck he would have probably given the items to whoever did this. His cabin is in the r.b.winter area of bald eagle state forest. If you have a cabin in the area might want to check it out. Hope they catch these miscreants.....

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 09:31 AM
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Cabin break ins are never pleasant and always leave you feeling violated. As long as there are low lifes they are going to happen. I have never owned or belong to a cabin along a public road and have still experienced two break ins over the years. They never got anything of value because we never kept anything of value at the cabins. Never even locked the doors as it's useless. In an isolated area criminals are at their leisure to use any means needed to breach a lock, so might as well just avoid the damage to doors and windows.

One year an area cabin had about 6 cords of cut and ranked firewood stolen. You could see the tire tracks of the tri-axle dump truck leading right up to the scene of the crime.

Good luck catching the thieves, unfortunately they often never get caught.
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I know this is after the fact , but people put the Game Cameras to good use for security purposes . Just a thought .
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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I know this is after the fact , but people put the Game Cameras to good use for security purposes . Just a thought .
Good advice. He intends to set something like that up. Thanks
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Was this a state forest lease camp?
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Was this a state forest lease camp?
Yes.
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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 05:18 PM
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I know how you feel though we didn't have nearly as much stolen from us as you did. A year or two after we bought our cabin we came up to find that someone had kicked in the door, we didn't have trim yet on the back of the door so it flew right open. We checked the house and assumed it was a bunch of kids based on the fact that they walked past a bunch of tools and a brand new chainsaw to steal only a roll of copper and a tree stand. After that we put a gate up at the bottom of our driveway, figure if they want to break in again they are gonna have to work for it.
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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 07:45 PM
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Its a shame to have to live this way, but after several break ins over the years, we try not to leave much at camp.



It sucks, and shouldn't be that way.......
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That really sucks. Surprised that they would steal a splitting moll and ax unless they thought they could use them to help break in other places. Hope they catch them.

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Sorry to hear this.
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