Recovering stolen property
July 16, 2014 4:36 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know what the procedure is for confiscating something that's stolen?
posted by small_ruminant to Law & Government (12 answers total)
Someone in our same biz has notified us that an easily identifiable item that was stolen from our business is likely to come through his shop in two days- the thief called him about getting accessories for it. What are the rules about the shop owner simply confiscating it? If the thief doesn't bring it in, but comes in himself, what should happen then?
We have a police report and all that from when it happened.
Difficulty level: Oakland, CA where every damn police detective's "mailbox is full is not accepting messages."