I’m sure I’ll end up leaving out some important detail, so I’ll answer any questions for the sake of clarity. The apartment in question has its garage door facing my sliding glass back door. Almost everyone, ok I think everyone, around here keeps their garage door shut most of the time. These guys leave it open almost always. If the door is closed, it’s only for a few hours.
I theorized that the door was some sort of signal. This was reinforced when it was exactly halfway open (or closed) for a few short periods of time. The door works without flaw as far as I can tell, and they’ve either disabled the electric eye that makes the garage light come on when the beam is broken, or they have a model that doesn’t have it.
People come and go constantly, and at all hours of the day and night. I’ve taken down plate numbers, and observed the vehicles that park right at the garage. There are a select few cars that park behind one of the tenants car, the rest park in the common parking area, and they can be many at times.
Everyone that visits, everyone, and there are many, just walks right in to the interior door in the garage without knocking. I have never seen one person use the actual front door of the place, nor have I ever seen anyone get so much as a delivery from a pizza guy, UPS, or anything else. There was a taxi that dropped someone off there though. The taxi stopped and nobody exited the vehicle for almost an hour, eventually the taxi turned off its lights and stayed for another half hour. I was outside talking to a friend, so there was no interruption. Were they waiting for us to leave?
So, I called the local PD who referred me to their narcotics division. I called and got the police equivalent of an answering service. The girl asked me close to 30 questions, I gave them my number, and she documented that I had numerous plate numbers for them to investigate.
No calls. I have a friend in a three letter agency (not ATF or DEA), and I don’t think that I could justify calling them with something that a PD should be able to handle.
I’ve seen odd carpool gatherings, and caravans leaving the place, and I’ve seen more than a few really wasted people coming and going from there. I think that anyone that could see it with their own eyes would agree that the behavior around the place is at least shady, if not possibly criminal.
I’ll grant that my suspicions and observations do not a case make, but the narco division could at least call me to get the plate numbers and start from there.
I’ve lived on campus, I’ve seen shady houses and people before, I’ve even been to peoples houses that sold weed shrooms and such. This is the first time I’ve ever thought that I’m witnessing a drug operation.
What do you guys think?