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Fla. Panhandle deputy uses Google Earth to arrest, charge man with illegally dumping boat
cox news ^ | 3-30-10 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/30/2010 11:34:34 AM PDT by cajuncow

Edited on 03/30/2010 11:37:01 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

PACE, Fla. (Associated Press) -- A Florida Panhandle deputy was able to track down and arrest a man on charges of illegally dumping a boat near his home with a surprising tool: satellite pictures provided by Google Earth.

Deputy Gregory Barnes used the images after finding an 18-foot boat dumped in an undeveloped subdivision about 15 miles north of Pensacola.


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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: floriduh; revenuetickets
I guess the government will use Google Earth to spot and identify me at the drive thru picking up addictive fatty foods and punish me accordingly under the health care reform.
1 posted on 03/30/2010 11:34:34 AM PDT by cajuncow
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To: cajuncow

Anyone who would dispose of a boat.....a BOAT, should be castrated! A boat can always be repaired. Just ask any Cajun! :-)


2 posted on 03/30/2010 11:42:00 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron
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To: cajuncow

I can’t decide what’s more stupid:

Setting yourself up for a fine and a prison term by dumping a boat that would only be $18 to drop off at the landfill, or the fact that such a minor infraction warrants a $5000 fine and five years in jail.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 11:42:40 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: El Gran Salseron

Had it been aluminum, it would not have ended up being dumped in that subdivision.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 11:43:48 AM PDT by cajuncow
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To: El Gran Salseron
"Just ask any Cajun!"

A Cajun can look at a field of rice, and tell you how much gravy it would take to cover it all.

5 posted on 03/30/2010 11:44:22 AM PDT by lormand
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To: cajuncow

So basically, we used a satellite, to solve a littering case? Robert Goddard and Werner Von Braun would be so very proud.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 11:45:20 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: lormand

And how many nutria it would take to make the sausage to go with it.


7 posted on 03/30/2010 11:50:30 AM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: cajuncow
Barnes used it to look at the surrounding area and saw a fuzzy image of the vessel at Dwight Everett Foster's home.

Authorities say Foster admitted dumping the boat and his son later removed it.

If the boat was at his house, why is that considered "dumping"?

8 posted on 03/30/2010 11:51:07 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: DesertRhino

I’m having visions of satellites monitoring energy leaks from homes under Cap and Trade.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 11:53:12 AM PDT by cajuncow
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To: wideminded

The important lesson was that the fuzzy image actually “proved” nothing. He was caught because he decided to talk to the cops.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 11:53:31 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Waverunner

Nutria sausage pretty good?


11 posted on 03/30/2010 12:06:01 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: DesertRhino

Our local permit division has been using google for years.


12 posted on 03/30/2010 12:11:31 PM PDT by Orange1998
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"The important lesson was that the fuzzy image actually “proved” nothing. He was caught because he decided to talk to the cops."

That's what I was thinking. Anyone who has used Google Earth would know that it has crappy resolution. Tell the cop to come back with an NSA picture with enough resolution to read a newspaper from space with or go pound sand.

13 posted on 03/30/2010 12:14:23 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: cajuncow

Here’s my idea of a joke - Hey man, I was drunk and just forgot where I parked it.


14 posted on 03/30/2010 12:16:08 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: cajuncow

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They either got too many cops or not enough crime in Pace, Florida.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 12:33:22 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: El Gran Salseron; Slings and Arrows

“Police say it cost $18 to dispose of the boat at a landfill.”

A dollar a foot.


16 posted on 03/30/2010 12:37:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Revenue tickets.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 12:38:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

Here you’d have to cut it up, which isn’t fun with fiberglass.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 12:39:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: cajuncow

Thermal maps. Could be. Or winter photos of snow covered roofs up north.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 12:39:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Touch Not the Cat

The drunks come out at night. This must have been a day time investigation.


20 posted on 03/30/2010 1:27:07 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Busywhiskers

Within enough spices, I’ll guarontee it.


21 posted on 03/30/2010 1:36:51 PM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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