Of course they well! Police are here to Protect, and to Serve.
Maybe if you live in hick town, but no city cop is going to waste time tracking down a phone. They barely waste time with home invasions and robberies let alone a friggin phone.
Um, no I'm not. I had four armed men break into my house. I chased them out with a gun of my own with four pointed at my face. Two of them lived down the street from me. The cops came, I told them who did it, they knocked on the door and they admitted doing it, and the cops didn't even arrest them. The other two I was told would be brought in "if they were picked up for something else."
Have you ever lived in a real city? Like a metro area? How many stolen car, stolen property cases get solved? Washington DC has a murder clearance rate of less than 50%, so if you think burglaries rate higher on their priority list, you have another thing coming.
Don't count on the cops searching for your phone. It just won't happen in most places, large or small. I'll let you borrow my 1911 or AR (your choice) and you can get that phone back yourself .
I just called my local PD non-911 and asked them the hypothetical from this thread (was curious what they would say) and they were basically like "you can file a report" but we aren't about to rely on what you say via some GPS to go knock on someone's door over it...and they have a point...
I'm not knocking the cops, but they have bigger, more important things to worry about than a phone. And honestly, I'm glad they wouldn't search for it. I'd rather they not chase down every 2-300 dollar stolen item and focus a little more on the bigger fish.
Then again, they're busy helping border patrol deal with all the illegal Mexicans in our area committing crimes.
Last edited by Matth3w; 01-27-2010 at 04:08 PM.
There are quite a few examples, where if proof is provided, police can obtain your items. For example, here is the tracing and eventual arrest of an xbox in some small town called the Bronx where there is little to no crime.
Police follow Xbox trail to suspect, find loot from 200 thefts | LoHud.com | The Journal News
Best of luck getting your phone back.