Detectorist Digging Without Permission

pepperj

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Hope he gets caught and fined. Trespassing fines are not cheap!
Good to hear they are where you are-because they are cheap here.
$64.00 or something in that range-so the police don't even bother writing one.
I had one guy taking photos of equipment in the yard, I reported it, gave the plate #.
They didn't even bother to charge him.
Should of done it another way.
 

pa plateau hiker

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Good to hear they are where you are-because they are cheap here.
$64.00 or something in that range-so the police don't even bother writing one.
I had one guy taking photos of equipment in the yard, I reported it, gave the plate #.
They didn't even bother to charge him.
Should of done it another way.
If the guy was on a sidewalk or road, he can take all the photos he wants of your equipment, house or anything on your property. The only thing he could be charged with is loitering. If he was actually standing on your property, then he could be charged with trespassing.
 

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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If the guy was on a sidewalk or road, he can take all the photos he wants of your equipment, house or anything on your property. The only thing he could be charged with is loitering. If he was actually standing on your property, then he could be charged with trespassing.
He was parked on the road... walked around the closed gates.
150ft in the yard when I confronted him.
Asked him did he not see the Do not enter, Private Property, No Trespassing signs?
Reply: I didn't think it mattered.
I took photos of him, plate, car.
Didn’t matter to the LEO, minor ticket.
Entitlement that's what the issue is with some people.
 

leslie(nova scotia)

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I saw on the local TV news last month that someone was digging in yards in the Crafton, Pa. area without permission. Who is the dumb dumb that did this as he got his mug caught on a Ring camera? The police are looking for you BTW.
Takes all kinds..hope they are caught and keel hauled!
 

SD51

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He was parked on the road... walked around the closed gates.
150ft in the yard when I confronted him.
Asked him did he not see the Do not enter, Private Property, No Trespassing signs?
Reply: I didn't think it mattered.
I took photos of him, plate, car.
Didn’t matter to the LEO, minor ticket.
Entitlement that's what the issue is with some people.
The answer is simple... two hundred people walk onto his property (if he owns anything) and just start digging! He can't complain!
 

relicmeister

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Digging in private yards w/o permission is a brazen thing to do with or without possibility of ring cameras or trail cameras for that matter. I’d no sooner do that than enter a random house and help myself to a little snacky from the fridge. Besides brazen it’s creepy.
 

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