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post #1 of 10
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I have been a long time contributor and I wanted everyone to see what police are doing about identifying stolen property (skis).

CBS 2 News Story:

http://cbs2.com/video/?id=21008@kcbs.cdn.dayport.com

Database:

Juststolen . net
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by Skydiverjane View Post
I have been a long time contributor and I wanted everyone to see what police are doing about identifying stolen property (skis).

CBS 2 News Story:

http://cbs2.com/video/?id=21008@kcbs.cdn.dayport.com

Database:

Juststolen.net
Great idea, but to do a search of the database, it looks like it's just for law enforcement. For ski equipment, it would be more helpful for ski shops to check the database when we get a suspect pair of skis in for re-adjustment.....
post #3 of 10
This will never happen and it will be a rare event if it does.

With ski shops, they won't take the time for every re-mount or adjustment of bindings. Time is money and they don't want the trouble.

With the local police ..... : ..... just try to get them to issue a report on skis stolen. I did (try), and they refused to come to the area and would not take a report in person since it happend on "private property".

If Killington reported every theft of property, my guess is that they would lead the FBI annual crime report and that ain't good for business and tourism.
post #4 of 10
Cheap trick and it may even work ...

Place a sticker on the ski under the binding with ..

"This ski may be stolen. Prior to mounting call ..... 000-000-0000"

If the person you sell the skis to knows the number before hand they can just tell the shop about the warning and provide your number.
post #5 of 10
My buddies AC-4's got stolen last winter at Keystone. 3 months later we found them on E-Bay. We contacted Summit County Sherrif and they basically told us there was so many cases like ours there was nothing they could do.

I am going to buy a can of black spray paint and just paint my skis solid black.
post #6 of 10
I quess we are lucky...Our Area is a municipality in and of itself....It has its own Mayor, Police force and all of the other offices......We can get stickers to place on our skis stating that these skis are registered with the ARea Police force.....with a number......( for whatever good it does)---kind of keeps honest people honest....We also have Rangers on the hill and at the Bus parking areas, who , when they rec`v a report can check the buses....
and the group supervisors....does it do any good---I don`t know----
post #7 of 10
I'm familiar with this website, www . juststolen . net. Police departments have property rooms full of items. There are so many items police have website's you can buy mountain bikes, skis etc.. from police property rooms. If Killington police take a stolen report for skis and Boston Police recover property there is no connection to return skis to owner. Public sector won't spend time or money to return property. If the owner lists the stolen propertry on this website and it's easy and user friendly for police. Police will notify owner via website. Insurance Co.'s pay out millions in property claims. This website gives insurance co. a way to recover the property by holding police accoutable. Why should police make a profit off recovering property. Just google police property room auction and see the money police make selling recovered property.
post #8 of 10
Wow. This is one of the best SPAM trolls I've seen. Anyone notice that the starter of this thread has only one post as a "long-time contributor?" They didn't even post the URL of their website... they let us do it.

Well done! But, it's still viral marketing. jsul185, I've edited the sitename so we're not helping them with their search engine optimization.
post #9 of 10

ssh

Thanks for the heads up----I thought that I was onto all of that stuff--but I quess not---
post #10 of 10
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I have been a long time contributor
Long time contributor with only 1 post??????????

Didnt you just post the same spam over at TGR?
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