This week I landed a substantial burglary job. Among other items, the complainant’s two vehicle were stolen, so both had to be entered into stolen status. Since the vehicles were taken in a burglary, I listed them as “Guard For Prints” – meaning when they are recovered they need to be taken to the police garage for processing.
The day after the burglary I see a message in my inbox. Both vehicles were recovered a block and a half from the complainant’s house. Tow Squad transported the vehicles to the garage, where they were would stay until they were processed. Great, right?
The division’s scene guy did me a solid and said he would print the vehicles for me. He drove to the garage, looked the cars over, and called my cell.
“Um, you had these listed as Guard For Prints, right?”
“Of course. Why?”
“Well, both vehicles are outside, and the windows of one car are wide open. The interior is soaked from the storms last night.”
So for those of you in Pennsyltucky, the tow driver ignored the Guard For Prints order, and the heavy rains washed away any fingerprint evidence we hoped to find. #Winning