Seen In The Neighborhood

More than once, “dumpster divers” with criminal backgrounds, most likely up to no good. Be aware of who is in your neighborhood AND what you dispose of in your trash, whether it be communal or at an single-family dwelling!

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Posted Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:13 p.m.


Paladin caught up with a couple of dumpster divers in our condo complex (Park Place – corner of Regency Park and Club Center). The details on them are below, but a quick search on the Internet shows that these two have been involved in forgery and burglary previously. A witness saw one of the subjects put a piece of paper in his pocket while in the dumpster area, so I think it’s safe to assume they’re not after recyclables.

I’ve let Sac PD know, but thought you all might want to keep a watchful eye out on trash day.

Report from Paladin:
DATE: 12-22-08
The Paladin Security Dispatch Center received a CALL FOR SERVICE at 1002 hours from, the tenant of unit xxxx. reported two black male adults dumpster diving in the garbage area near her unit.
I responded to the call for service and arrived onsite at 1014 hours. Once onsite I located two black male adults digging in the garbage dumpster near the southwest parking lot. I contacted both subjects. Both subjects were identified as:
I advised both subjects that they were on private property, and they were trespassing. I explained to them that they could not be on the property, digging threw the garbage, and that they needed to leave the property, and not return. Both subjects then acknowledged that they understood they could not be on the property.

I soon observed both subjects get into a black colored, four door MAZDA PROTÉGÉ with Ca Plate#: 4PEB883. Both subjects parted from the property with out problem.


  1. It’s a good idea to invest $20 (or less on sale) in a cheap cross-cut shredder from Staples or elsewhere. “Trashing” has been around forever, and while no social scientist, I would imagine that we’re going to see an uptick in just about every kind of fraud and property crime as the economy worsens.

  2. Thanks for the information, thought these 2 aren’t the only ones out there I like to keep an eye out.

  3. I personally don’t care for the couple that roam the neighborhoods on Thursdays and Fridays looking in the recycle bins for cans and bottles. We should not put up with that regardless if they are up to no good or not.

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