Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday April 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
New England Subaru Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
only2litahs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 307873
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester,NH
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
Silver

Default Vandalism - Manchester, NH

I'm pretty quiet here on the boards, but figured some local members, if you're here would appreciate the info and if you have any back, would be greatly appreciated.

Back February 15/16,sometime overnight Friday into Saturday, my rear Window was popped with what appeared to be an air soft gun. Window was slightly pierced, and when starting the car and turning defroster on before clearing snow, the Window popped and shattered. Replaced the back glass, much to my dismay, and so I thought... The end.
Thursday this past week, March 21, around 11pm my girlfriend thought she heard something in the yard, I looked out the Window and saw nothing. No suspicious cars, people walking. Nothing. I didn't think anything of it. Went to leave for work Friday morning, and there sits a 1/4 cinder block, next to the car, with a dent in my trunk lid and hole the size of the block in my Window.
First time, whatever. Second time, someone is following, watching, targeting. For what? Couldn't tell you. I'm 28. We have a 2 month old son. Live in (what used to be) a quiet area in Manchester, one of the few left. Close to exit 6 on 93. I go to work, and play hockey a couple nights a week. I don't hang out with any car clubs, associate with any of them or any local "car kids".
Only distinguishing factor on my car in winter mode is some blaze yellow snowflakes (which will no longer be this way after these events). I don't drive like a dink around neighborhoods, I don't cause trouble. I don't get it.

If anyone hears of any strikes on cars, please keep a heads up. If anyone has any info I would like to pursue apprehending the pr¡(k$ that have now cost me $575 for their antics. I am lucky and fortunate to not have anything stolen or be worse, but this is getting old and certainly won't be affordable when my insurance goes up and for every deductible. I haven't had an accident or violation in close to 10 years, and to have some punk kids raise my rates will not be tolerated.
Thanks for listening to my rant. Hopefully I'll find a conclusion and end this garbage.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
only2litahs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
G-Sep
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 346983
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Waltham, MA
Vehicle:
2013 WRX; Running
and making payments

Default

Good lookin out man. My suggestion: notify the police (if you already haven't) so they will possibly increase patrol in the area; talk to neighbors and see what they have to say; install a security camera, wireless, pointed at your car. That might be able to deter the punks, or at least be able to get some usable info on them that you can take to the police.

Good luck with your car.
G-Sep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
only2litahs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 307873
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester,NH
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
Silver

Default

I have filed a report both times. Whenever I talk to the officers, there's not a whole lot of return concern I get back, no one is getting hurt, robbed, I'm not tipping off a local meth lab... So I don't get a feeling it will be a priority for them to keep up on.
The officer that finally came out (2.5 hrs after I initially called yesterday) didn't have much to say but that he would file a report in their log to increase patrol in the area. We'll see how well that works...
only2litahs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
vision.dynamix
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 139955
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston
Vehicle:
2015 Subaru STI
Development Car

Default

What do you want them to do? Keep an eye on your car 24/7 now?

If it happened once, I'd chalk it up as random. Twice? I'd call that targeted. Thank about who may be upset with you. Even if you think there is none, theres always someone.

Set up a hidden camera.
vision.dynamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
Counterfit
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 124254
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Rhode Island
Vehicle:
2006 06 SGM Slowbaru
"The Scoobinator"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vision.dynamix View Post
Set up a hidden camera.
This. Far cheaper than another window.
Counterfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
SmartMart
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 348584
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: South Shore
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch

Default

Gun laws in NH allow you to own your own personal firearm, correct?
Go grab a rifle and start blowing away anyone and anything that steps foot into your yard.
Or you could be a girl and set up a camera....
MEN use guns, right?
SmartMart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
SmartMart
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 348584
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: South Shore
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by only2litahs View Post
my rear Window was popped with what appeared to be an air soft gun.
Probably a BB/pellet gun rather than an airsoft gun my man. Airsoft shoots those wimpy little plastic balls I think? Sounds like whatever busted through your car window had to be metal. Airsoft guns will not typically even break human skin.
SmartMart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
AutoPrue
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 115459
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: @atomic_bugeye
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmartMart View Post
Gun laws in NH allow you to own your own personal firearm, correct?
Go grab a rifle and start blowing away anyone and anything that steps foot into your yard.
Or you could be a girl and set up a camera....
MEN use guns, right?
This is the one dumbest thing I have ever read. Guy gets his car vandalizes and its worth taking a human life this statment makes you sound like an ass.

OP sorry to hear about your car man bringing this to the attention of the police is a great idea. You might want to get the car parked near a flood light with IR sensor. You could go a bit farther with a camera, there are a multitude of low cost high capability cameras on the market that can link up to your computer via the net and are event triggered.

Last edited by AutoPrue; 03-23-2013 at 03:43 PM.
AutoPrue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #9
PlasticFoamMan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 197764
Join Date: Dec 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Broston
Vehicle:
02 WRX Stage DD
PRND 01G

Default

Setup an IR trail camera or two and do so at night so no one sees you. Works every time.
PlasticFoamMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #10
Counterfit
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 124254
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Rhode Island
Vehicle:
2006 06 SGM Slowbaru
"The Scoobinator"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmartMart View Post
Gun laws in NH allow you to own your own personal firearm, correct?
Go grab a rifle and start blowing away anyone and anything that steps foot into your yard.
Or you could be a girl and set up a camera....
MEN use guns, right?
This isn't Texas.
Counterfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
nhmtns
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 94283
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Mt. Washington Valley, NH
Vehicle:
'05 OBXT Stage 2
Min bil är svart

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmartMart View Post
Gun laws in NH allow you to own your own personal firearm, correct?
Go grab a rifle and start blowing away anyone and anything that steps foot into your yard.
Or you could be a girl and set up a camera....
MEN use guns, right?
nhmtns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 02:53 AM   #12
SmartMart
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 348584
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: South Shore
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch

Default

BUILD a GARAGE
SmartMart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 04:56 AM   #13
renegadeofmyage
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 219377
Join Date: Aug 2009
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Dover, NH
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza 2.5i
White

Default

I also posted this on the GSSM group on Facebook, but Manchester Police are at least actively looking into it...

http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/Man...z/-/index.html
renegadeofmyage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #14
airblaster357
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 278579
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: 617/413/603
Default

OP, my parents live right off that exit as well. In the last few years, crime has gotten pretty rough. A couple months ago, my parents were gone and some people walked right into the house. Luckily, my sister was there. Otherwise, they would've raided the place.

Aside from that, I've heard of lots of similar instances. Get some security if you can, folks.
airblaster357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #15
ScoobieNoobie790
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 242947
Join Date: Apr 2010
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Attleboro, MA
Vehicle:
13 WRX Hatch
SWP

Default

It's a shame we have such scum in the world. People pissed because they have mommy and daddy issues or nowhere to go and hate their life so they take it out on public property or other people's fortunes.

When I was up in Manch last year I spotted quite a bit of members vehicles too. It's a shame this isn't Texas. Haha. No one should be able to come into your yard and mess with your stuff.
ScoobieNoobie790 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
only2litahs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 307873
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester,NH
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
Silver

Default

Yes, sad we have to deal with things like this.
To add... A relative (local, 20 mins from my place) had her windows shot out in her house, one of them a bedroom. (my car is there maybe once a week, happened week after my 2nd incident). Next door to her, lives someone with a wrx that stays outside, usually where I see it. Not the wrx, but their other car was Vandalized a week before her windows were shot. A friend of hers who lives near me had his windshield shot once and smashed 2 weeks later. In her police reports, they called to add a suspicious pickup in the neighborhood and also near the windshield car driving through slowly. They are looking into the suspicious vehicle and are trying to tie all reports together hopefully.
I know there's a slim chance they're related, but coincidental enough that makes it awkward they've all been happening around the same time. If they are, and damages are $1000 or more this guy is on the hook for a felony charge, which hopefully is the case and some of us can get some money back from deductibles.
I don't have hopes up by any means, but anyone in the Manchester area seeing a dark pickup (make and model unfortunately unknown, only distinguishing markings being 4x4 stickers on rear) creeping your neighborhood, jot the plate down and call it in. Let's end this.
only2litahs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 10:50 AM   #17
Geeoff
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 106439
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester, NH
Vehicle:
06 WRX TR
'05 Matrix XRS

Default

That really sucks man. About 7-8 years ago the drivers door window of the civic I had at the time was shot out with a BB gun. I was living on a side street by the Elm and Queen City Ave intersection. Not the best neighborhood, and I had the same experience with the police, basically telling me there was nothing they can do about it.

I am curious what part of the city your relative lives in? I will keep watch for any suspicious trucks/activity.
Geeoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #18
only2litahs
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 307873
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester,NH
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geeoff View Post
That really sucks man. About 7-8 years ago the drivers door window of the civic I had at the time was shot out with a BB gun. I was living on a side street by the Elm and Queen City Ave intersection. Not the best neighborhood, and I had the same experience with the police, basically telling me there was nothing they can do about it.

I am curious what part of the city your relative lives in? I will keep watch for any suspicious trucks/activity.
She is north. Mancheater/Hooksett line area. In a very secluded/private neighborhood.
She has something more for evidence, they retrieved the pellets from her windows. Hopefully some good detective work does us all some justice.
only2litahs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #19
WRX Smokescreen
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 88955
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Malden, MA
Vehicle:
'12 WRX 5 dr
WRBlue

Default

Unfortunately, you can't get prints off pellets.
Information gathering is all you can do.
Security cameras, neighborhood watch, etc.

Same thing was going on in my neck of the woods a couple of years ago.
It's very frustrating, but we have to remember that it's just stuff that's getting damaged.
It's a pain in the @$$ because it costs us money, but at least it's just stuff, and not you.
WRX Smokescreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.