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    Smile Police station arrests.

    This guy tells me he hates the local pd here because he went to fill out a application and while he was waiting for a "interview" he was arrested. Turns out he had a warrant. I couldn't make this up if I tried. He went to fill out a application and was arrested. That's about the funniest thing I've herd so far. Just curious what other stories or instances where some one was arrested at the actual station. Maybe out of ignorance or turning them selves in. Certainly criminals are not the brightest so can't wait to hear your stories.


    Also just because someone would admit to a crime doesn't mean they can be detained if you have no proof of crime? Like say some person comes into the station admitting to rapes or murders or anything else, yet you have no proof they are the guilty one. I can't imagine why someone would confess to something they didn't do, though reality is stranger than fiction.
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    To your second point. A confession is good enough for a prosecution especially if it is in writing. However, yes, I have had parents turn themselves in on crimes that their children committed. Out of the two instances I ended up getting the truth since these stories don't always add up.

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    It happens a few times a year at our station. In order for any person to work at an airport, they have to be badged. In order to get badged, they have to be fingerprinted and run through NCIC at our airport PD. On occasion, we'll get construction workers or other contract personnel submit some prints and a warrant will pop up. When they come to the station to find out about their badge status, they go to jail.
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    My favorite are the guys who come in to the pay the bail for the buddy that got arrested. Part of the bail process is to run the payer for warrants. Sometimes just for fun, I'll ask "So, do you want to bail your buddy out or yourself?"
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    It happens every once in awhile. A victim or witness has a warrant, or someone coming to pick someone up has a warrant, etc.

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    I have already cited an anecdote from my past in which I picked up an applicant who disclosed they had stolen a car when asked on the application “have you ever committed a serious but undetected crime”. Kicker is they stole it that day to come to the application/interview process.

    Heck, I lost count of the number of collars I made of reporting parties and witnesses.

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    Several years back when I was with the sheriff dept, myself and another deputy had transported a van full of inmates to court. While in court a lady was called up to the front to speak to the judge about their ticket, well the other deputy recognized this lady as someone in our county with an active warrant. The judge finished with her on her ticket and the deputy intercepted her at the door and arrested her, we came to court with 12 and left with 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt jon View Post
    I have already cited an anecdote from my past in which I picked up an applicant who disclosed they had stolen a car when asked on the application “have you ever committed a serious but undetected crime”. Kicker is they stole it that day to come to the application/interview process.

    Heck, I lost count of the number of collars I made of reporting parties and witnesses.
    Amazing.

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    CPD use to give the test for the job at various high schools around the City. Tac teams would drive around the area of these schools on test day running plates for steals. They hit on one and Lo and behold several people that were testing get into the ride they stole to come to the test.

    At a suburb I worked at, when I was taking the written test (There were about 1000 at my test), a female applicant and her boyfriend who were taking the test snatched another applicants purse from the floor under the table and made for the door with it. Got arrested by the coppers in the hall that were security during the test.

    A friend of mine that worked in another burb told me that on the day he and several others were to be sworn in, one guy didn't show. Found out DEA had him in custody for narc trafficking.

    Back years ago, when AFIS was new, our Dept. would routinely put a batch of our prints through. Guys on the job popped with print matches for burglaries, robberies, etc that were from years back before they were coppers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American1stClss View Post
    This guy tells me he hates the local pd here because he went to fill out a application and while he was waiting for a "interview" he was arrested. Turns out he had a warrant. I couldn't make this up if I tried. He went to fill out a application and was arrested. That's about the funniest thing I've herd so far. Just curious what other stories or instances where some one was arrested at the actual station. Maybe out of ignorance or turning them selves in. Certainly criminals are not the brightest so can't wait to hear your stories.
    Yep happens all the time.............................in my "new job" we frequently run people thru NCIC when they come to court....
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    Quote Originally Posted by American1stClss View Post
    Also just because someone would admit to a crime doesn't mean they can be detained if you have no proof of crime? Like say some person comes into the station admitting to rapes or murders or anything else, yet you have no proof they are the guilty one. I can't imagine why someone would confess to something they didn't do, though reality is stranger than fiction.
    People confess to crimes they could never have committed all the time.

    BUT if you come to a police station and "confess" you will be detained until the incident can be investigated.
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    People turning themselves in is not uncommon. They either know they're hot or we'll call them up and convince them to just come in and deal with it. Not as many as the ones who just hang up or never show, though.
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    At my old place of employment people would come in to visit, drop off clothes, etc. and we'd run 'em. Lots of those had warrants. LOL

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    In addition to other law enforcement duties, my Agency also issues Driver Licenses. It's Agency policy to run all re instatement subjects through NCIC for wants and warrants. Quite a few re instatement applicants show up prepared to pay the rather hefty reinstatement fees, and end up using those funds to post bond on an outstanding warrant.

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    I've had a guy drive with a suspended license to the police station to meet with me.

    A friend of mine arrested a person for DUI, and then arrested the person who picked him up after processing for DUI as well.

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    Back when cell phones were fairly new and analog I used to arrest a lot of people for "cloned" phones. I arrested one guy for one and he swore up and down that it was his uncle's phone. I told him if his uncle was willing to come down and claim the phone as his I would take it under consideration.

    Well his uncle did come down to the station and claim the phone. They both got to stay as I had proof the suspect "nephew" had also been using the phone.
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    Several years ago I got a call from a guy wanting to make a formal complaint on a deputy for an incident occurred nearly 20 years prior! AND the deputy had sinced been deceased. Ooooookay.......what's your name? Turned out the guy had an open warrant in Virginia. He lived in Maryland. No extradition authorized (misdemeanor....forget what for). So I cordially invited him to meet with me in my Virginia office to discuss his complaint. Had my warrant boys standing by. Let him vent his complaint for a few minutes then laid the good news on him. While patting him down he started to buck a little.....wrong move. Turned out he had a little dope on him to boot.

    That was a good day!

    We never did follow up on the complaint.......

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    In the rare instances it does happen it is usually picking up a OWI from the station while OWI themselves or else various OAR, OAS, or No Valid DL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KapsFB View Post

    We never did follow up on the complaint.......
    You should probably get around to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTlawman View Post
    You should probably get around to that.
    Actually, I just remembered the idiot filed a complaint against me for excessive force when we nabbed him. That found it's way into the 'unfounded' file as well.

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    Used to sit at the jail on visiting day. As the "visitors" checked in, I would cross reference their name on my warrant list. Amazing how many warrants you can clear up.
    Also, while working in a smaller town, the Fire Chief would come to the PD late at night to visit. He started asking questions and I got suspicious. Found out he had a felony warrant out of Texas and they would extradite. Next night, off to jail he went. Next day the town started the selection process for a new Fire Chief.

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    I remember working with the US Secret Service office in my home state and one of their agents telling me about a counterfeiting suspect coming into their office after having found out he was under investigation. He said he came by to clear his name, but the agent talking to him in the lobby noticed he had ink stains on his hands. When asked about it the suspect started to try to wipe the ink off, and the agent quickly cuffed him and seized a sample. Once sent off to their forensic lab the ink from the suspect's hands matched ink found on confiscated counterfeit bills he was suspected of making, go figure!

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    I was working an order of protection violation case...the previous day he called and texted his wife (who had the order of protection against him) and I had a wanted out on him.....he walked into the station with his father and a stack of paperwork from his "case file" as to why he should be allowed back in the house.....i walked into the lobby and told him he was under arrest....he said "no I'm not"....I attempted to explain to him that yes he was under arrest to no avail...he resisted and ended up crapping his pants....thankfully he had a change of clothes out in the car.....

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    Do you guys not have "arrest by appointment"???

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