Sgt. Craig David
Coronado Police Department
Coronado, CA 92118
April 21, 2011
Dear Sgt. David,
Signs and mail from an obviously disturbed person have been illegally placed in the yard and also in the mailbox of our neighbor Earle Callahan, who lives at xxxxxxxxxx.
Photos are attached of a postcard with notes taped to it, and also one of the signs. Not shown is another sign which reads "Crazy Earle - L O S E R". The items make little sense, but they certainly have racial overtones and comments about aliens, Somalis, Minutemen, etc.
No physical threats have been received by Mr. Callahan, but he is very upset and lives alone. He phoned the Coronado Police Department, and two uniformed officers responded to his home at approximately 2pm. Mr. Callahan is disappointed that the officers would not take a written report of the matter. I am concerned that other residents may be recipients of such signs placed in their yards, but without records there is no way to track this activity.
Whether this is gang-related or whatever the source, placement of signs on private property is illegal. Also, placement of material in a private mailbox by a person other than a U.S. Postal Service employee is illegal. With the lack of concern and refusal by the police officers to take a written report, Mr. Callahan worries that bodily harm may come to trespassers or to himself if such intrusions onto his property continue.
I hereby request for the Coronado Police Department to take this matter more seriously, and to correlate the report and evidence for the purpose of arresting the perpetrator.