If you live in New Haven CT you have a new thief to watch out for
Your local cops have taken to breaking into cars to steal your stuff to teach you a lesson.
But if your door happens to be unlocked, and they can’t get you, they will confiscate your stuff, enter it into property at police headquarters and leave you a note ….. to come down to 1 Union Ave. to pick it up.
Sharp said the search warrant exception that he’s using is known as the “caretaker” exception. The exception allows an officer who sees something of value—in plain view and at risk for being stolen—to confiscate that property for safekeeping.
If your belongings do end up in police hands, you will have 60 days to claim them. And Sharp said he is working with the police property room to help connect people with their things if they are confiscated.
Sharp pitched his plan to the East Rock Community Management Team last week, where he said he received a mostly positive reaction. He argued that a little inconvenience now, will avoid the bigger inconvenience of an actual crime.
But if you don’t come get your belongings, they will become the property of NHPD.