Perkins Police
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:13pm
5500 block Milan Road, superstore security guards watched as man shoved three video games down his pants then snatched speaker and headed for the parking lot, guards stopped man, police found 12 Xanax pills and a Suboxine strip in man's shoe along with $385 in his pocket, filed with state to seize money; Samuel Frederick, 27, 800 block Fennimore St., Fremont, theft, drug abuse.

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Steelerfan7272

Not to say that this guy didn't have issues but seems that the cops were awful quick to "seize" that whopping $385 from this guy! Gee I would hate to be arrested for something and just got paid from my job that day and gee the cops decide to "seize" my money because I have too much in their eyes. Sorry that I make good money being a truck driver and it's more than $385. So I would like to know the supposed criteria for the cops just being able to "seize" someones cash in their pocket. While drugs were involved, whose to say that he just wasn't an addict and wasn't a seller? So is this their way of saying no matter what that "well if your found with a sum of money greater than $XXX and are arrested then we are going to file with the courts to have it seized from you?? Or is it their way of trying to "help" break this guy of his drug habit by taking his money?? Either way it's total BS!! Now TO A POINT I can see if the guy had a few thousand on him fine. But sorry to say $385 most would agree that it's not much more than what someone would make with a $10 or $11 an hour job! So I think the cops in Perkins/Sandusky or where ever need to use a little more control on such things. Or are they hurting that bad for money that every few dollars "seized" is needed???

beepx22

pretty standard operation procedure i'd think.

SamAdams

Seizures like that have become more an income stream for law enforcement than any semblance of justice. Certainly, somebody should have to forfeit the profits of, say, illegal drug sales. But there have been more than a few people who've had cash seized only because the authorities decided that they shouldn't have been carrying that much! (In at least one instance I know of, a man withdrew cash from his account to complete the purchase of a relatively big ticket item, and because the cops insisted that nobody had any business carrying ~$10,000, they confiscated it.)

Did this guy do something wrong? Apparently, and anything he stole should be confiscated (and returned to the rightful owners). Was he carrying illegal drugs? Apparently, and they should be confiscated and used against him. The cash, on the other hand, could very well have been from a cashed pay check or the sale of some belonging or another and thus an entirely innocent matter.

So, here's the next question: Under what rationale are the police filing to seize the cash? And guys? It had BETTER be legit...

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JMOP

He must have been walking awfully funny. The guy had 12 pills, some kind of strip.

heaven-leigh

Suboxene is a gel strip that dissolves on your tounge. It is prescribed by doctors to help wean patients off heroin. Most people use it to get high or sell it to others.

Kimo

@Steeler
All you had to post is that you don't like cops..... LOL

OMG.LOL.WT_

Big surprise, U. S. of A. Police state.
90 percent of U.S. bills carry traces of cocaine

rickross2

I think they should take his money. I have no compassion or tolerance for thieves. They make the cost of goods raise for everyone. If he was stealing food and had 2 dollars in his wallet then fine, but if you have enough cash in your pocket to purchase the items and decide to steal, then we'll take your cash. Every little bit helps. Why spend money on stuff that doesnt get you high?? Damn entitlement generation.

luvblues2

Who is so damn stupid to believe every store you walk into doesn't have a camera on your butt/face? This is the 21st century.

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The Hero Zone

This is very true, Luv! Security camera systems are very inexpensive (thank you Woot.com!) and more prevalent. Even my small, specialty store has many cameras that not only record in good quality 24/7 but also in the dark, AND be monitored from our register or even my phone/home computer in case something happens while I am away. Every business, even the niche retailers here downtown, should have at least a 4-camera system up. I'll happily talk to any home or business owners curious about it so we can all be safer.

Unfortunately as is probably the case here there wasn't a whole lot of thought put into those actions and/or he lazily relied on the myths such as "only 10% of a big box store's cameras work". Or that all security guards are buff, young-to-middle-aged men. Loss prevention staff are quite varied and can even include retirees or pregnant (real or "looking") women. Given his presumed drug dependency/dealership it was simply an effort at survival (that word used in loosest terms) so was operating in that mode instead.

What a shame...

Steelerfan7272

@ Kimo I have no problem with police and the like, BUT what I do have a problem with is corrupt cops and politicians who abuse the power granted to them by the people whom trusted them enough to elect them. I agree the guy needs arrested for theft and drug abuse. But just taking a small amount of money for whatever reason they deemed it necessary is total BS!! It's not even $400 and like I said it's like a weeks pay for a $10 or $11 an hour job. Not to mention what's to stop them from pulling one of us over say around Christmas time for instance and we are getting ready to go shopping for our friends and family and say we have a $1000 on us. Is it gonna be taken under the "assumption" that it's some how related to some crime or intention of being used in a crime because we have that kind of money on us?? There needs to be RULES THAT ARE FOLLOWED and spelled out in crayon and construction paper for some of the people so they can understand the RULES!!

bigsexy

@ Steeler, did you review the police report of this incident, or are you making assumptions of corrupt police officers off of this very short and lack of detailed daily blotter?

I have not read the report, but does this man have a job? Did this man confess to selling the drugs and this is where the money came from? Was there evidence of drug trafficking on his person (i.e. ledger, cell phone records)? Did he grant officers permission to look at his cell phone or did the police officers obtain a search warrant for his phone in attempts to locate incriminating evidence of drug trafficking, if he had one? I like how one is quick to assume the worst without knowing all the facts! And just because the money is seized does not mean the money will not be returned.

To bad this fine upstanding citizen who had FELONY drugs on his person and just committed a theft is not out there peddling drugs to your loved ones. Great job Perkins PD!

rjk1915

If thief breaks the law, shouldn't the police be allowed to do so ?