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Searches and seizuresPosted Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 11:59 AM
According to a Bedford County Sheriff's Department report, the victim of a recent burglary asked a deputy to search several nearby residences.
"I then advised (him) that I could not illegally search someone's property," the deputy said in the report.
In general, how far should property searches go? I'd say a search warrant shouldn't be obtained unless there's serious evidence to believe someone's hoarding stolen property in their home.
I agree with the deputy. At the same time, the victim's view is fully understandable.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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