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Anyone Else Notice Maines Crime Increasing?

Discussion in 'New England Colonial Club' started by youngdocglock, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. youngdocglock


    Jun 28, 2012
    So i live in S. Maine...........on a very quiet Non trafficked street. In a otherwise "safe" town.

    However every night for the last week or so i've seen a local squad car very slowly inching up the road, and about half way he turns on his spotlight, illuminating the woods and coasts down the road, shining back and forth. He gets to the end of the road, and heads back doing the same thing, shining in driveways, houses, cars. Sometimes he stops and focuses on one specific part.

    Now i've lived here on and off in this community my whole life. I've never seen this before last week.

    Which leads me to believe one thing. There have been some break ins or violent crimes on my once peaceful road in the middle of nowhere.

    Also when i visit places like Old Orchard Beach.......i see more gang bangers, hooligans and tough guys than i ever have before.

    Its sad to say but this state is quickly turning to crap.:faint:
  2. dhoomonyou


    Mar 20, 2002

    Sadly, no such thing as a GOOD area anymore.
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  3. Nah...they're just spotlighting moose.
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  4. HalfHazzard

    HalfHazzard Señor Member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Republic of Texas
    Far from Maine, but I think in general, crime in America is increasing. I think it's also leaving the cities and hitting the suburbs more and more. I think it relates strongly to the apathy in the country that seems to be going around.
  5. Numismatist

    Numismatist 5-Stand!

    Nov 2, 2011
    Coast of Maine
    I live in Camden on the coast where it is still very nice; however, a few towns down Warren/Rockland/Thomaston there is a tremendous amount of drugs, pharmacy robberies, etc.

    It's always hard to tell if the crime is the same, or if the media has decided to 'tell' it more than before.
  6. I just got back to VA from my vacation to the Portland/Scarborough area to visit my fiance's family. We are planning on moving there in the next 3 to 4 years. (We have to wait for her daughter to finish college first.) This was my second visit there. On the first trip we drove the Kancamagus Hwy and did some hiking in that area.

    We attended my fiance's HS reunion and I met a LEO that is a member of the Violent Crimes Task Force in Portland.

    I noticed that some towns, like Biddeford seem very poor compared to where I live now. I'm not too worried about crime there. It can't be any worse than the Hampton Roads VA area that I'm used to. I plan on getting my non-resident CHP ahead of time.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
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  7. youngdocglock


    Jun 28, 2012
    My car was broken into today in scarborough. In broad daylight.....scarborough is the new biddeford :(
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  8. That sucks. Did you have anything in sight that would entice someone to break in? After my last car break in, I leave the doors unlocked and nothing inside. Gives them no reason to break the windows and nothing to entice them to enter the car.

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  9. youngdocglock


    Jun 28, 2012
    They watched me and another person lock our cars and leave. We were targeted because we were driving nice cars i believe. They watchdd the other victem hide her purse. Watched my gf too...however i didnt see them do so....they knew exactly where it was
  10. How did you know you were watched?

    I lived in upstate NY in a small town with very low crime a few years ago. In over three years I lived there, the only time that I ever left anything in my truck in plain sight, it was gone the next morning. They also stole a rifle out of the Police Chief's truck right down the road from me that same night.

    I would guess that no matter where you live, with unemployment being so high there is bound to be a rise in crime.
  11. youngdocglock


    Jun 28, 2012
    Witness statement from the other victem who had saw them watch her hide her purse. But forgot to let anyone else know.
  12. mainegunner


    Mar 5, 2005
    Heroin and meth are becoming a huge problem along with prescription drugs.
  13. Maine1


    Jul 20, 2007
    Yes. Most seems drug related.coke and heroin, not pot either. Even backwoods Maine is effected. There is no shelter here.
  14. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Residential suburb, near me. A resident leaves his marked Minnesota Highway Patrol car parked in his driveway. It was broken into and the trunk cleaned out.

    Criminals are either bolder or dumber.
  15. orangejeep06


    Dec 17, 2007
    in the past
    I live within 25 miles of Lewiston/Auburn and the crime there has steadily worked it's way into rural Maine. Our neighbor had his trailer with two snowmobiles stolen during the day,they likely sold it for scrap metal for a quick payout.For years my wife used to leave her keys and purse in the car and our house was unlocked,no longer. Meth labs and heroin from New York city have made alot of people desperate and dangerous.
  16. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    That's your evidence that crime in the state of Maine is increasing?

    I'm not sure whether to go with a :rofl: or a :upeyes:
  17. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

    Nov 27, 2011
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  18. Taco Junkie

    Taco Junkie Female bicycle seat thief

    Nov 19, 2014
    Land of cheese
    Was there each of the last two years and stayed in Scarborough to visit my son and his gf. He worked at a clinic there and said the heroin/opiates addiction rate there is skyrocketing.

    I liked it there and thought it was beautiful and a great place to visit but I'm glad they moved. Not that there's any escape from this anywhere. Until they come down very hard on dealers there's not strong enough deterrents to not deal or for the next addict to step in.