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  • Someone is pool & hot tub hopping when Im not home!

    Hello,

    Looking for advice from you experienced LEO's with regards to trespassing. My husband and I have noticed the cover being left open, the clips being undone, etc. on our hot tub. We aren't sure if someone is using the hot tub while we are sleeping, or while we are not home during the day. Our main concern is that if something happens and heaven forbid someone drowns or injures themselves that they will proceed to sue the pants off of us! We do have insurance, but we hadn't planned on using it for things like this!

    We want to know if this was happening at your home, what measures would you take, and would you try to figure out who it is? or simply try to stop the hot tub hopping.

    We only suspect that the perps are in our pool as well. We have started locking the pool gate and the hot tub cover.

    Thanks for any insight you may be able to offer.

    Moosie
    Moosie

    New Castle County PD (Delaware) application process
    Written Test March 30, 2011 (passed)
    Physical Fitness Test May 14, 2011 (passed)
    Oral Board June 7, 2011 (passed)
    Polygraph July 25, 2011 (passed)

  • #2
    Oh, I forgot to add, we are in New Castle County Delaware. Our back yard is not fenced in (our pool area is).

    Thanks!!
    Moosie

    New Castle County PD (Delaware) application process
    Written Test March 30, 2011 (passed)
    Physical Fitness Test May 14, 2011 (passed)
    Oral Board June 7, 2011 (passed)
    Polygraph July 25, 2011 (passed)

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    • #3
      Keep locking the hot tub. Consider a fence (extreme expense). See if a local security company will rent/install a small surveillance recording camera that you can return after catching the offenders.
      Contact your local law enforcement agency and see if they'll provide extra patrol.
      Three Stripes beats Four Aces.
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      • #4
        Cameras.....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Moosie View Post

          We want to know if this was happening at your home, what measures would you take, and would you try to figure out who it is? or simply try to stop the hot tub hopping.
          I have two very large dogs in my backyard, so this would be happening at my home. Just for grins though, if I suspected a little unauthorized hanky-panky in my hot tub, I'd set up some surveillance equipment to confirm my suspicions. If my suspicions were founded, I'd either take the evidence to the local PD, or lie in wait...probably lie in wait.
          "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought" ~Henri Louis Bergson
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          • #6
            Fill it with sulfuric acid. It'll only take once.
            “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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            • #7
              § 822. Criminal trespass in the second degree; unclassified misdemeanor.

              A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree when the person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building or upon real property which is fenced or otherwise enclosed in a manner manifestly designed to exclude intruders.

              Criminal trespass in the second degree is an unclassified misdemeanor. (11 Del. C. 1953, § 822; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 130, § 8; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.)

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              • #8
                I will do a better job of cleaning up after myself in the future.....sorry


                Get a security camera to record in front of your house and the mentioned area to try to see where they are coming from. You could also try making it look like you are gone, but wait at the neighbors to see who shows up. I konw its a minor issue, but it could lead to other things so I would absolutely be trying to figure it out.

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                • #9
                  You can get a web-cam type security camera for very cheap, or regular security camera with an adapter for your PC via usb for around 40 bucks. http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=VID on that page the cheapest camera is $14 and usb adapter is $38 just for an example. You can download a basic recording program of the net for free and set it to record only if the camera detects motion. My house was broken into last year and I have had this type of setup ever since.

                  Check the computer when I get home and it always has me walking out the front door, 30 seconds of more film then the next thing on there is me walking in the door. Works great, don't have to review hours of tape to check if something happened.

                  Do this and post signs regarding no trespassing and video monitoring in use.
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                  maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nuthead View Post
                    Fill it with sulfuric acid. It'll only take once.

                    Right on! Or some hungry piranha. The person missing flesh will be the culprit.
                    Make the world a better place....punch a hippie in the face.

                    Be polite to everyone but be ready to kill them at a moments notice.

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                    • #11
                      Fill the tub with a blood red food coloring. That will freak em out.

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                      • #12
                        a cheaper way would be to just put up a sign that says there is a camera...

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                        • #13
                          I hate to tell you, but since you didn't mention any criminal mischief or damage, the offenders are propably your neighbors or their kids. I'd go with a camera and identify who's dipping for free. Then ask them to stop, or invite them over when you're home. I have a screen room surrounding mine. Keeps the bugs and neighbors at bay.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks, All for your advice. So far, no criminal mischief. We've decided to do the camera thing. Vacant house on one side of us, and total morons on the other. The hot tub area is fairly secluded, so watching from a neighbors house isn't really an option. It has totally grossed me out and we've drained the hot tub, scrubbed with bleach/water and refilled. Thanks to the responder regarding the camera with motion sensors to activate the recording. We'll be looking into that one!

                            Thanks again. Everyone stay safe out there! We really do appreciate your efforts with the knuckleheads!

                            Rebecca
                            Moosie

                            New Castle County PD (Delaware) application process
                            Written Test March 30, 2011 (passed)
                            Physical Fitness Test May 14, 2011 (passed)
                            Oral Board June 7, 2011 (passed)
                            Polygraph July 25, 2011 (passed)

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                            • #15
                              Leave a couple candy bars floating in it, or one of those fake rubber doodoos.
                              "That's right man, we've got mills here that'll blow that heap of your's right off the road."

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