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Ashland buried treasure stolen?
Mail Tribune ^ | June 17, 2012 | Mandy Valencia

Posted on 06/17/2012 8:48:00 PM PDT by bkopto

An Ashland woman says she buried a safe containing $262,000 in gold Krugerrands in her backyard two years ago. But when she went to dig it up earlier this year, it was gone.

On March 15, the woman reported to police that the safe was missing, but since then police have exhausted all leads and the case is dormant, said Ashland police Sgt. Jim Alderman. Police will not release the victim's name, because of the high dollar amount involved.

The case was complicated by the woman's refusal to let anyone conduct an extensive search of her property.

"She refuses to have her backyard excavated or allow anyone to search with a metal detector," said Alderman.

The woman told police she began buying gold in 2006. She said when she returned to dig up the safe, she found other containers of money and precious metals that she had buried, but not the safe.

According to investigators, there was no evidence of fresh digging on the property. They theorize that if the safe were stolen it could have happened shortly after it was buried in 2010. The woman was able to provide police with receipts for the gold, proving that it was at one time in her possession.

Tracking the coins is difficult because there are no serial numbers, said Alderman. There also are several local places where thieves could cash in precious metals without tipping off police.

Gold dealers are required to file a federal tax form only if someone turns in 25 or more Krugerrands or Canadian maple leaf coins at a time, according to Michael Cotta, owner of Rogue Valley Coin and Jewelry.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.mailtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: askhusband; danger; gold; krugerrand; physicalgold

1 posted on 06/17/2012 8:48:07 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto; happydogx2; NormsRevenge

If this is Ashland Oregon I may have a suspect. Is there a reward being offered?


2 posted on 06/17/2012 8:53:10 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: bkopto

bmfl


3 posted on 06/17/2012 8:55:25 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: bkopto

” But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. ...”

“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant!.....you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.”

‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags...”

Jesus’ Parable of the buried gold....in Matt. 25.


4 posted on 06/17/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (Jesus really does save...and encourages us to as well...in banks!)
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To: bkopto
"She refuses to have her backyard excavated or allow anyone to search with a metal detector,"

Apparently she's not too concerned about locating it. Or maybe, just maybe, she's a damned liar.

5 posted on 06/17/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: bkopto

” But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. ...”

“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant!.....you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.”

‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags...”

Jesus’ Parable of the buried gold....in Matt. 25.


6 posted on 06/17/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (Jesus really does save...and encourages us to as well...in banks!)
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To: tubebender

“........Is there a reward being offered?”
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Ask the reporter—her contact information is at the end of the linked story.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 9:00:41 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

“She refuses to have her backyard excavated or allow anyone to search with a metal detector,”

Maybe she has other stuff buried in her yard she doesn’t want anyone (including the authorities) to know about...


8 posted on 06/17/2012 9:04:28 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: tubebender

Sorry, I already turned D.B. Cooper in. I’m first in line for the reward.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 9:04:40 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bkopto

“.......The woman said that two years ago she hired a man to dig several big holes in her yard, which is within Ashland city limits, and then later she buried the gold and other valuables in the holes. Police have interviewed the man who dug the holes, as well as other possible suspects or witnesses, with no results.”
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Hired a man to dig the holes? Wow this woman is dumb—she violated the first rule of buried treasure; she didn’t kill the people who did the hole digging.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 9:07:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: bkopto

Ok, which FReeper is this that did not maintain OpSec regarding their SHTF cache?


11 posted on 06/17/2012 9:08:44 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: House Atreides

Yup, she should have had him dig one more hole.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 9:09:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: tubebender

We’re at our destination and I just read that article. My first thought was the victim was looney-tunes but then I read that she has receipts for the kuggs. Think I’m renting a metal detector tomorrow. Don’t know about a reward - are you psychic? - if so tell me where it’s buried and I’ll split the haul with you. Imagine what the gold is worth now.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 9:12:36 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: House Atreides
D@ng lady; remember this saying, "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." - Benjamin Franklin

14 posted on 06/17/2012 9:20:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: bkopto

LOL, dingy as she is, probably had Jose’s excavation service dig the hole and put the safe in. Then Jose returned the same night and retrieved it.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 9:29:03 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery. I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.)
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To: happydogx2

AM I PSYCHIC??? I can see you at Sears Point this weekend... you are with a wealthy woman wearing a JJ hat and tee shirt. You are sitting under the only tree there with a ice pack on your head


16 posted on 06/17/2012 9:30:53 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

Man, you’re good; so where’s the shiny stuff?


17 posted on 06/17/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: bkopto
Happens all the time......Mrs Spokeshave's idea of banking is to bury the money in a tin in the garden....

One time visiting relatives buried the tin in the pig sty....took a while to find it....LOL

18 posted on 06/17/2012 9:37:23 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 2111USMC
Or maybe, just maybe, she's a damned liar.

Maybe she's just blond.

{ducking for cover}

19 posted on 06/17/2012 9:37:40 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bkopto
"She refuses to have her backyard excavated or allow anyone to search with a metal detector," said Alderman.

What an incredible idiot! Ya think people JUST might intepret this as meaning there are other buried valuables in her backyard? Good Lord, what a moron!

20 posted on 06/17/2012 9:42:51 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: bkopto

Maybe she just wanted to put in a vegetable garden and didn’t want to do all the hard digging herself.

So she stakes out an area say two meters by five meters and says, “It was somewhere in that area...”


21 posted on 06/17/2012 10:14:17 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: houeto

Jewish lightning.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 10:14:45 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: bkopto

I kept a collection of very valuable ice cubes under my bed, in a foot locker .

I swear my brother took them and for some weird reason he replaced them with water.

I know he sold my ice cubes for candy money. He even let on a hint when he came home with a bunch of Abba Zabba .....


23 posted on 06/17/2012 10:51:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: bkopto
Ashland, Oregon? Probably a dingbat female left-wing wack job transplanted from the SF bay area.

Tell ya what,honey...tell your tragic tale to Obama...
He will cut ya a check, no questions asked!

24 posted on 06/17/2012 11:03:46 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: AnalogReigns

“‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags...””

Jesus was a Capitalist before there was a name for them. He was not a socialist, and it erks me to no end when people claim that it is “Christian” to be “fair.” He said to give the money to the guy who had THE MOST, the one who had taken the most risk.


25 posted on 06/17/2012 11:07:47 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: bkopto

That’s funny. America buried its treasure down by the Potomac, and its gone too.


26 posted on 06/17/2012 11:22:14 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: bkopto
Update!

The suspect is described as a White male with long unkept hair, a full beard wearing brightly colored clothing sporting a tricorner hat and appeared to have a artificial leg.

27 posted on 06/17/2012 11:27:30 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: bkopto

Yep. This Ashland, Oregon


28 posted on 06/17/2012 11:56:13 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: tubebender

I resemble that remark! I haven’t been in or near Ashland since about 2007!


29 posted on 06/18/2012 12:30:25 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: House Atreides
she violated the first rule of buried treasure; she didn’t kill the people who did the hole digging.
He's in one of the holes. That's why she doesn't want the authorities digging in her yard.
30 posted on 06/18/2012 12:33:11 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: BigCinBigD

...and a patch over one eye...


31 posted on 06/18/2012 12:45:05 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: PastorBooks

“Jesus was a Capitalist before there was a name for them. He was not a socialist, and it erks me to no end when people claim that it is “Christian” to be “fair.” He said to give the money to the guy who had THE MOST, the one who had taken the most risk.”

Amen, Pastor Books.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 12:56:04 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: bkopto
You guys here seem to have some pretty good knowledge on the working of the gold market and some of the rules. Do any of you know anything about silver bars made by Englhard? I am trying to trace some that were stolen from an estate and by now probably cashed in in either colorado or north Carolina. I tried englhard but BASF bought them out i was told there are no records available. The bars all have their own serial number so they can be traced.
33 posted on 06/18/2012 1:04:41 AM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: House Atreides

It’s only a secret if everyone else is dead.


34 posted on 06/18/2012 4:08:14 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: bkopto

Damn! I just had the same thing happen to me. Instead of losing $262,000 in gold Krugerrands I lost $263,000.

I had mine hidden in the trash can out on the street. A place where no one would look for them. However, some time during the week someone stole them. I heard the trash truck drive off.


35 posted on 06/18/2012 4:55:26 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: bkopto

I’m gonna guess this lady has one of 2 problems:

1. She forgot where she buried it.

2. She told someone where she buried it.

A metal detector will solve the first problem, but nothing can help a big mouth.


36 posted on 06/18/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: tubebender; dixiechick2000; SierraWasp; Liz; stephenjohnbanker

Since Ashland is a sanctuary city controlled by left wingers, Juan Jose Haysus Diego, the hole digger, probably stole the Krugs and went to Eureka, Ca and set up a dope farm in a rental home.

After he cashed out there, he went to Mendocino County and planted dope on a big scale on federal and state land.

After he cashed out there, he went to a national forest in S California to raise more dope on an even bigger scale. He was an EOE employer of many non citizens during that time.

After that he retired to Baja and funds an export business exporting illegal Mexicans like himself to America.

He loves America Capitalism for illegals and getting welfare, free rent, food stamps and other benies including tax refunds inspite of no declared income.

He has several children from several wives in America, who will be blessed with Obozo’s recent illegal action making them legal.


37 posted on 06/18/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

No sarcasm tag needed....


38 posted on 06/18/2012 1:22:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Grampa Dave

I dearly love your priceless rantings and ravings!!! Bravo!!! Encore!!!


39 posted on 06/18/2012 2:29:47 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("GovernMental austerity first, THEN conservative prosperity!!! Austerity breeds properity!!!)
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To: Grampa Dave; SierraWasp

Not bad GD but you got one thing wrong... since Friday there are NO ILLEGAL Mexicans!!!


40 posted on 06/18/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

“Not bad GD but you got one thing wrong... since Friday there are NO ILLEGAL Mexicans!!!”

In my capture of reality, the time frame was before Obozo freed his fellow illegals to vote for him.


41 posted on 06/18/2012 4:52:36 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave; SierraWasp

Omigosh! Seeing a great post, and a wonderful response, from two of my very favorite freepers....I’m getting the vapors!

You know what? I’m heading out of here, and heading South, at least for half of the year. To a very Red State.

BTW, Portland might just get a reasonable Mayor, this time.

The trend is your friend.

I have no hope for Ashland, though. lol


42 posted on 06/18/2012 11:31:53 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave

I’ll be heading north thru Ashland later today!!! Look out I-5!!!


43 posted on 06/19/2012 7:52:35 AM PDT by SierraWasp ("GovernMental austerity first, THEN conservative prosperity!!! Austerity breeds properity!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

“I’ll be heading north thru Ashland later today!!! Look out I-5!!!”

Have enough California Gas to get you to Grants Pass or Roseburg.

Then fill up there and try to get up I 5 as far as you can go.


44 posted on 06/19/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave; SierraWasp

When you hit Roseburg or Grant’s Pass, let me know.

I might be able to float you a loan for gas.

Last fillup...$4.19.

Go get ‘em, SW!


45 posted on 06/19/2012 11:56:17 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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