Zoraida Posted July 16, 2008 Share Posted July 16, 2008 I am so fumingly mad with Crime Stoppers. We have been living in a very beautiful gated community for almost 22 years now and we know and are friendly with all the family's in our court. This is the type of gated community where we have to punch in a code number to get in. Several months ago a very nice family who lived across from us moved. A new family moved in. The family consists of the mother, the father, and their 19 year old son. The son is attending the university across the street from where we live. Well the mother and father are consistently going out of town on weekends. Wouldn't you know it, when the parents are away on weekends the 19 year old son throws parties for a lot of the university students. This isn't what bugs me. One day I glanced out of my window and saw a green mini van across the street. The son was talking to a man that looked to be in his 50's. I saw the man open the side of his van and take out a red, plastic cup and give it to the son. The son put his hand into the cup and pulled out a bag that had a white powder substance. I realized we had a drug dealer in the neighborhood. I was going to call the police but I went to talk to our neighborhood watch captain first. Our watch captain told me that this might be a one time incident but to alert the other neighbors in our court and to keep a journal of any more activities and to record times of these activities and the license plate number of the green mini van. The watch captain said that when I collected suffecient evidence, I was to mail the journal anonymously to our local crime stoppers unit and than I wouldn't have to be involved with the police. I spent four weekends playing the part of a spy. I wrote down the time of day this person was showing up, I wrote down the license plate number, and I wrote down the descriptions of all the college students who were buying from this person. Well a month and a half went by and we had a big drug bust at the residence across the street. The man in the green mini van was arrested as well as a dozen or so college students. This event made our local news.Also, this drug bust took place last October 2007. Well at 10:00 this morning my doorbell rang and it was our local drug task police. They came and said that the police department were trying to build a case against the drug dealer for a couple of years now and wanted to know if I would be willing to testify in court about everything I had witnessed. Well I was shocked because when I sent my journal off to Crime stoppers I signed it anonymously because I didn't want to be involved with the police. It turns out Crime Stoppers turned the journal over to the drug task people and the drug task people lifted my fingerprints from the journal and envelope. At first I couldn't figure out where they got my fingerprints from but than I realized in the state of Texas you have to give your fingerprints before you can get your drivers license. So don't ever send anything by mail to Crime Stoppers if you don't want to be involved with the police. Also if you call them, use a phone booth because they are probably tracking your phone number. Blessings Zoraida Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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