Plant thief preying on Norway, Paris neighborhoods

Plant thief preying on Norway, Paris neighborhoods

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NORWAY — Door cams have captured footage of a lady prowling round Norway and South Paris neighborhoods late at night time and stealing vegetation.

A nonetheless picture from video of a lady leaving a Norway porch with potted vegetation on June 30. Provided picture

A lot of residents have taken to the Fb web page Oxford Hills Gardens! to warn their neighbors in regards to the thefts. In accordance with Norway Police Investigator Jeffrey Campbell, one individual to date has filed a police report together with his division and a number of other others have complained to the division by telephone and utilizing social media.

Sam Camino, who lives on Myrtle Road in South Paris, has been hit by the thief twice – first in early June when three potted succulents she had put out for sunshine disappeared.

Then on June 26 night time round 12:30 a.m., her door cam video caught a lady in a white sweater leaving her well-lit porch as she and her boyfriend sat inside watching tv.

Camino informed the Advertiser Democrat when her ring digicam doorbell saved going off she figured at first it was only a stray cat. However when she picked up her telephone she noticed that it was truly an individual on the porch and commenced recording.

“As soon as she was gone I informed my boyfriend to go outdoors and see if she took my fowl feeder,” Camino stated. “She didn’t however a couple of minutes later he got here again in and informed me certainly one of my potted vegetation was lacking.

“We jumped within the automotive and scoured the neighborhood looking for her however no luck. In my video you possibly can see she didn’t have sneakers on so we really feel she couldn’t have gone far. I talked to my direct neighbor the subsequent day and she or he stated that she was lacking some fishing poles from her storage.”

Camino misplaced snake and aloe vegetation within the first incident and a stonecrop and a purple-leafed plant the second time.

Her neighbor Abby Rogers had a hen and chicks plant pulled out and stolen, and located that snapdragons had been added to her flower mattress as a substitute. Camino reported her thefts to the Norway PD.

“They took my assertion over the telephone,” she stated. “It has occurred to round 15 individuals. It’s not a lot the truth that somebody is stealing vegetation as it’s making individuals uncomfortable.

“Like in my case the place I used to be in my front room watching TV, curtains to my porch open and she or he nonetheless hit my home.”

One other poster on the Oxford Gardens! Fb web page wrote that certainly one of her vegetation was taken from her yard on Excessive Road and later discovered within the highway across the nook on Porter Road.

One individual questioned if the culprits may be unsupervised youngsters. Different posters informed of graveside vegetation and preparations additionally being stolen.

“On June 30,2022 Norway Corporal Federico responded to a residence on Marston Road for a report of theft of a flower planter,” Norway Police Division Investigator Jeffrey Campbell wrote in an e-mail to the Advertiser Democrat. “The home-owner reported that round 2 a.m. a feminine got here onto her porch and stole her wood planter (approx. 3″x12”). The planter contained three steel pots with herbs in them. The wood field a part of the planter has the phrase “HERB GARDEN” burned into the entrance. Complete worth is roughly $20. The suspect was noticed on video however has not been recognized.”

Final Friday the Norway PD posted a video from June 30 at 2 a.m. to its Fb web page of a lady seemingly looking a deck for vegetation earlier than strolling away into the darkness. The publish indicated that different property apart from potted flowers has been taken. The video might be seen right here: The police division asks that anybody with details about the thefts name 207-743-5303 to report it.

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