A window smashing burglar may not know his crime is caught on camera. An angry homeowner hopes that leads to the suspect's arrest. The victim knows just the right cop to slap on the cuffs.
After popping out the passenger window a car burglar dives into stealing. Theft victim Doug Jasa says, ” He took handcuffs, he took and expensive flashlight."
Doug Jasa is a court constable and part time Hooper police officer who lives near 108th Pacific. His house is equipped with night vision cameras that record the burglar giving the SUV the silent treatment. Doug Jasa says” If he was using a hammer or crow bar, certainly I would have heard that. Because he's using a screw driver it doesn't make any noise."
But the screw driver is found between the seat and door. Police have that evidence which shows the suspect isn't as careful as he appears on camera.
The security camera video shows the suspect leaving the scene in a dark pickup. The thief drives off with items stolen out of the SUV like handcuffs. But the part time officer has another pair. Doug says,” I’d like to use them on him."
Several other car break-ins have been reported in the neighborhoods just east of I-680-- around Center and Pacific.