I'm wondering how much effort goes into snagging these guys, particularly in my state, Michigan. Almost two months ago, I had a confrontation with a guy who had just gotten out of the joint six weeks earlier on parole from armed robbery and weapons convictions, also an habitual offender. He'd been in since early 1998. Dude was pulling a scam on my brother and I did some poking around while bro was out of town. I got the Sheriff Dept. involved and the guy got an extended interview with both deputies and the state police but wasn't arrested. I guess the parolee figured he was headed back to the big house and disappeared. So, do you guys mostly pick up turds like this via traffic stops or snagging him when he screws up again, or will officers or detectives actively seek out people he's been known to associate with, his relatives, etc. and use other investigative techniques to get him back into custody? I'm not particularly worried for my own safety as I'm sure he's headed back to the southeast part of the state where he can get lost more easily than this very rural area I live in. He'd stick out like a sore thumb here, anyway, as he's _covered_ in tats. And I have dogs and guns, usually both present. If PMs would be a better way to talk about this, that'd be fine with me. I can also give a link to his OTIS profile (MI offender tracking) if any of you want it. Thanks. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!