CONSTRUCTION THIEVES: CAN’T LIE YOUR WAY OUT OF THIS ONE
Construction thieves caught by the Houston Police Department try to lie their way out of an arrest, but little did they know SentriForce has video evidence of the incident that says otherwise.
What are the penalties of lying to an officer of the law in Texas you might ask?
“Providing a false statement to law enforcement is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000, or up to 6 months in jail, or both.”
On 8/13/21 at 4:44am, SentriForce Monitoring Center observed a white truck with a trailer parking outside of the property. Two individuals exited the truck and began to load construction materials from the jobsite onto their vehicle. SentriForce Surveillance Monitors engaged audible alarms and dispatched local law enforcement to the site. Police officers arrived at 4:50am and caught the suspects. During questioning the construction thieves stated that they were there to drop off materials. Police officers contacted SentriForce for verification of information and quickly learned that the suspects were giving false information. The two individuals were immediately arrested, the vehicle was towed, and the materials were returned.
End of Incident Description
“In the criminal justice system, law enforcement, specifically police officers, detectives, and other investigators rely heavily on interviews with suspects, eyewitnesses, and other individuals who provide them with valuable “tips” that help solve cases.” – https://www.zenlawfirm.com/law-blog/2017/february/penalties-for-lying-to-law-enforcement-in-texas/
With video surveillance, law enforcement agencies can help solve cases more accurately and quickly as the information provided is more detailed and not reliant on potentially faulty human memory.
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With live video monitoring, your construction property is under surveillance by professional security monitoring agents who are ready to engage deterrent measures with any potential threats and dispatch local law enforcement as seen in this incident.
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