My home was broken into.. Cambridge Police Force… And my uninvited and unwanted Visitor(s)



Just to add to what happened here on Thursday November 25, 2010.

First of all:. The Police called me at my office and left a message at 3 p.m. I finally connected with them at 4.

They informed me that my home had been broken into around 2 p.m… (?)

They asked me to go straight home as a Police Officer was on his way and would meet me at my building.

They asked me not to touch anything.

At 9 p.m. They ARRIVED…  took 6 hours to get here.

Apparently we only had 8 Police Officers on duty for the entire City of Cambridge on Thursday.

(and yet…. We have 24/7 security at Doug Craig’s City Hall)? Tells me who is more important in this city. Not us… that’s for dam sure.

As for you my uninvited Visitor..

My underwear drawer!!! …. My Fridge!!! …My Filing Cabinet!!! wtf.

Kind of personal wasn’t it?

My diamonds and cash weren’t enough for you?

You needed to play with my underwear?

And what’s with taking the pillow case off my bed? (Breaking up a set …now that pissed me off)

Never break up a woman’s bedding… Didn’t your Mom teach you anything?

We deduced you needed it to carry your loot, (what plastic bags not good enough for you?)

I know you’re not a pro, or why else would you go into my freezer and take a carton of cigarettes, then leisurely light one up… A pro would never have thrown the rest of that cigarette into the bathroom garbage bin.

As for that baggy with the used tissue in it you left beside my bed. I would like to think it’s not what I think it is… and that you wouldn’t be so stupid {?} as to leave more DNA behind.

You may not be in the data base today,( or you may be?) … the Police officer assured me, it could take years but you will be busted.

I look forward to that day!!!


19 Responses to My home was broken into.. Cambridge Police Force… And my uninvited and unwanted Visitor(s)

    Thomas Vann November 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Well you can take me off the list Deb. l have plenty of pillow cases. Sounds like someone was not in their right mind (drugs or drunk) when they did this. lt also sounds like it was one person and no more that did this. lf it was more than one the other would have been saying ; what the hell are you doing?” Let’s get out of here! Just my thoughts.

  2. Debbie Duff Vitez November 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I agree on the one person, I did think two at first.. but too much personal stuff went on.. But I do think someone had to be standing watch..
    How else do you enter a secure{?} building come to the 8th floor in broad daylight.. remember I was home most of the week, and that was the only day I had 2 appointments back to someone knew I was away.

    Margaret Barr November 27, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Deb, this is so so awful! I have a friend who lives in your building. She told me yesterday that the building Superintendent called to tell her of the ‘burglary on the 8th floor’ (your apartment) .The Super told her that a man, probably in his early 20s, was knocking on the doors on the 8th floor, looking for empty apartments. If someone answered the door, the man would ask if this was the apartment with the broken pipes, plumbing (something like that anyway). When people said ‘no’, he would leave and go to the next door; looking for an empty apartment.

    My friend also said that the police have a description of the man (I think provided by the people whose door’s he knocked on.)

    As I said, I got all that from a friend who lives in your apartment building. How ‘straight’ it is, I don’t know. But maybe you should check with your building Super and see if all of this is true. If so, at least you can rest a little easier, knowing you were not a direct target of this deplorable act.

    Janet Smith November 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    He may not have been a professional burglar, but he was propbably all that Doug could afford.

    m. boilard November 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I don’t think we should be pointing fingers; even if done facetiously. The guy obviously used a pry-bar, so it’s safe to say his outing was a planned affair… not everyone has one of these things up his sleeve. From the little Deb has shared with us, it seems she was personally targeted by someone, as no other apartment was invaded.

    Margaret Barr November 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Mags, let’s hope that the Building Superintendent’s ‘story’ checks out. As I said I received it second-hand, so can’t say whether it’s true or not. But if it happened as my friend related, then Deb can rest easy that she wasn’t a direct target, but hers was merely the first empty apartment that the burglar encountered. It certainly sounds as if he/she came fully prepared to burglarize someone. Let’s hope Deb was not directly targeted.

    If she was targeted, it would obviously have to be someone Deb knows. How else would anyone know she was out of the apartment at that particular time; or even where she lived?

    This makes me so sick. Whenever I hear about this sort of home invasion I feel like tracking down the vermin myself (which is exactly what I did, when this happened to me). I know the police are very busy, and probably to them, another burglary is just, well, another burglary. But to the victim it can be shear torture; especially until one knows who committed the crime.

    I went all around my neighbourhood, talked to everyone I could find that may have been around at the time of the burglary; finally found a woman who described what, and who she saw in my driveway about the time of the burglary. Tracked him (and her) down; knocked on their door, introduced myself; told them I had evidence to prove they had robbed my home; they denied it ; but, after a story too long to post here, I actually recovered most all of my belongings. There’s never any real ‘happy ending’ to a burglary, but I hope deb has as happy an ending as possible.

  7. Debbie Duff Vitez November 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    The person who was in the hallway later that night ( midnight ) turned out to be a pizza delivery guy, the person who ordered the pizza verified that it was indeed him knocking on the wrong doors.

  8. Debbie Duff Vitez November 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I also agree on no pointing of fingers..
    We have DNA evidence, so let’s allow the Police do their job..

    Margaret Barr November 27, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Amen, Debbie, Amen!

    chad casarin December 1, 2010 at 1:03 am

    oh deb! that is really not what i wanted to hear. i am glad though that the dna will catch up to him someday.
    i hope besides this all is well. been thinking of you!

  11. Debbie Duff Vitez December 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Chad
    Thank you.
    All is as well. All things considered..Thank you for asking.
    Love you!

    Roy Talbot December 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Conspiracy for sure! It is my understanding, the burglar was a well-known (with local law enforcement) as a “dime store hood” break & enter artist who’s girlfriend at the time, was employed by The Region of Waterloo at 150 Main St., Cambridge. This couple resided on Shade Street and this is the same girlfriend that was continually harassed (daily and while she was at work nonetheless) by one retired Waterloo Regional Police officer. The officer in question was trying to solve an ongoing string of thefts in downtown Galt and was using his/her influence to gather information in an intimidating & bullying manner to solve the case. To this day, I do not know if the suspect in question was ever apprehended but I do believe the same girlfriend is now employed with the City of Cambridge?

  13. Debbie Duff Vitez December 10, 2016 at 11:54 am


    Tom Vann December 10, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Ha. I remember coming over to Debs with a 9mm and Johnson bar. I went to Toronto to p/u my security system from a fellow that has ads in Soldier of Fortune. It is not one of these run of the mill alarm force systems. You can’t even tell it’s there until bingo! Think about it Deb.
    Hey, to all those that know me. I’m doing the Salvation Army Kettles again this year and if any of you pass me by you’ll hear me yell at ya. Great people so please try and help them out. Thanks.

    alan marshall December 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    What the heck is a Johnson bar?

    • Debbie Duff Vitez December 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

      hahahahah I asked the same thing Al..

    Tom Vann December 10, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    It’s a bar used to tighten nuts by mechanics. It can also be referred to a certain part of a mans anatomy by rude people unlike myself. Some have used this bar (2-4 feet long) as a weapon in a street fight by heathens.

    Maggie Smith December 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Deb I believe you that it was a set-up job. No one leaves a message like that – they get in rob & get out. And we know who the message came front – right. Very interesting information here. But this guy just keeps on controlling life in Cambridge – spends our money on trips & breakfasts – even apparently controls the Police – no one waits hours when they have been robbed – terrible.
    And here we are now with another crooked scheme to build our Complex on Conestoga property and they are already there surveying with our tax dollars and the site hasn’t been announced officially or voted on. So it looks like it has been FIXED again and ORDERS given. What a crooked bunch running this City and with a big ego. Something very wrong here – and it must be fixed – NOW!!

  18. Debbie Duff Vitez December 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

    We are to trying to get them out Maggie, but as long as he controls how we vote, nothing we can do..

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