Were Palmetto Bay police too busy?


Last November at Palmetto Bay Park, three kids asked my 14-year-old son for his phone to make an emergency call. They immediately ran off with the phone. Fifteen minutes later police were on the scene, and we were told that a detective would call me. No one called. Two weeks later, I called the Palmetto Bay police department and was told again that a detective would call. In a December Herald Neighbors section, under crime reports, I saw a record of the theft.

It’s now almost three months later, and all is forgotten. It’s no big deal, it’s just a phone that my son paid for with his own money.

But then, last week while watching the news, I saw that a person in Coral Gables had their phone and iPad taken. The police were called, they set up a perimeter, pinged the phone and recovered the stolen items. I guess Palmetto Bay police are just to busy writing speeding tickets.

Doug Cordier, Cutler Bay

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