Sample Surveillance Report

					Justina Helmer
Jessica Wardrope
Professor Hertig
Criminal Investigation
11/19/07
                                   Surveillance Report
Objective: To determine if liquor is being bought illegally by or for underage persons.
           To determine if people are driving illegally through the parking lot.

Location: Yorktown Shopping Center: Wine and Whiskey
Time: 7:30p.m.-8:05p.m.
Date: 11/14/07

TIME: 7:30pm, Agents arrived in Wine and Spirits parking lot and proceeded to pull into
parking spot facing liquor store and set up surveillance.

TIME: 7:30 Start of Surveillance

TIME: 7:31pm, silver Mitsubishi Eclipse with NY license plate driven by a white female
with two white female passengers drove through stop sign.

TIME: 7:35pm, Gold Saturn with Maryland license plate parked in spot outside liquor
store. Driver was a white female, 18-20 years of age who waited in car while a white
male 20-25 years of age, 5’10”-6’0” tall, 150-155 pounds exited liquor store with a
brown bag in hand and proceeded to enter the gold Saturn.

TIME: 7:35pm, White Female approximately 20-25 years of age, 5’0’’-5’4” tall, 120-125
pounds, small build, pulled into parking spot in gold Chevy Malibu with a Maryland
license plate; exited car and proceeded to enter liquor store.

TIME: 7:36pm, gold Honda Civic, illegally drove through parking spot and proceeded to
park. White female, 40-45 years of age, 5’3”-5’5” tall, 140-145 pounds, medium build,
blonde hair, exited car and entered liquor store.

TIME: 7:37pm, White female approximately 20-25 years of age, about 5’3” tall, 120-125
pounds, small build, brown hair tied back, wearing a blue sweater, blue jeans, and Ugg
boots, exited a blue Volkswagen Jetta with Maryland license plate and entered liquor
store. Driver, white female 18-20 years of age, blonde hair remained in car.

TIME: 7:38 pm, White female left liquor store with two brown bags and entered driver
side of gold Chevy Malibu.

TIME: 7:40pm, white female left liquor store with a box of Franza wine and entered
passenger side of blue Volkswagen Jetta.
TIME: 7:40pm, Copper orange Dodge Off-Road-Ram pulled into parking lot and parked
in an illegal space. White male, 30-35 years of age, 5’8”-6’0” tall, 160-165 pounds, big
build, wearing a gray sweatshirt and camouflage pants entered liquor store.

TIME: 7:43pm, Silver Dodge Caravan with a Pennsylvania license plate illegally pulled
through parking spot. White female, 40-45 years of age, 5’0”-5’3” tall, 145-150 pounds,
medium build, blonde hair, wearing black coat exited van and entered liquor store.

TIME: 7:45pm, white male exited liquor store with brown bag and entered copper/orange
Dodge Off-Road-Ram.

TIME: 7:46pm, white male 20-25 years of age, 5’10”-6’0” tall, 135-140 pounds, medium
build, wearing green jacket and khaki pants exited a black Nissan with Pennsylvania
license plate and entered liquor store.

TIME: 7:47pm, gold Pontiac Grand Am with dent in right back passenger door parked
illegally in front of liquor store.

TIME: 7:49pm, Four white males 20-25 years of age pulled into parking spot in a red
Chevy Malibu with Pennsylvania license plate and York College Sticker on back
window. One male exited passenger side front door and entered liquor store. White male
20-25 years of age, 5’8”-5’11” tall, 150-155 pounds, stocky build, wearing backwards
black and red baseball hat, black sweatshirt, and green shorts. Three other passengers
remained in car, possibly underage.

TIME: 7:50pm, green Chevy Cavalier drove through parking spaces and parked. White
female, 45-50 years of age, 5’0”-5’3” tall, 120-125pounds, small build, exited car and
entered liquor store.

TIME: 7:51pm, white male left with small brown bag and entered passenger side of red
Chevy Malibu.

TIME: 7:52pm, Charcoal Ford Mustang with PA license plate pulled through parking
space and parked. White male, 20-25 years of age, 5’7”-5’9” tall, 140-145 pounds,
wearing black shirt and blue jeans exited car and entered liquor store.

TIME: 7:54pm, white male in green jacket exited liquor store with a small brown bag and
proceeded to enter driver side of black Nissan.

TIME: 7:55pm, white female left store with small plastic bag and entered driver side of
green Chevy Cavalier.

TIME: 7:55pm, white male left liquor store with small brown bag and entered charcoal
Ford Mustang.
TIME: 7:56pm, blue Hyundai Elantra with NY license plate and York College sticker on
back window pulled into a parking space and a white male 21 years of age, 5’9”-5’11”
tall, 140-145 pounds, medium build wearing glasses, grey shirt, and blue jeans exited
driver’s side and entered liquor store. Left white female 19-22 years of age, with blonde
hair in passenger seat of car.

TIME: 7:57pm, white female left liquor store with multiple bags. Proceeded to gold
dodge caravan and placed bags into trunk.

TIME: 7:57pm, black Toyota Carolla pulled into parking spot. Three white males, 20-25
years of age, 5’8”-5’11” tall, 150-160 pounds, medium build, all wearing grey sweats and
blue jeans, entered liquor store together.

TIME: 7:58pm, white female exits liquor store with brown bag and proceeds to car while
meeting up with a white male, 13-15 years of age, 5’3”-5’5”, 145-150 pounds, medium
build and entered gold Honda Civic.

TIME: 7:58pm, white male left liquor store with one plastic bag and entered driver side
of blue Hyundai Elantra.

TIME: 8:00pm, three white males left liquor store and entered black Toyota corolla.
Driver carrying plastic bag.

TIME: 8:01pm, Blue Acura MDX with PA license plate and blue paw print on the right
rear of trunk parked. A white female, 30-35 years of age, 5’0”-5’3” tall, 120-125 pounds,
small build, wearing exercise clothes exited car and entered liquor store.

TIME: 8:05pm, white female left liquor store with plastic bag and entered blue Acura
MDX.


Comments: We learned from this project that surveillance can be difficult when setting
up a stationary surveillance of a public place with a lot of action. At some points it
became difficult to keep up with those entering and exiting the store at the same time.
This assignment showed us that surveillance can be exciting at some points if there is
action, but most of the time it is slow and boring. This assignment also gave us the
opportunity to practice describing people and cars using the methods learned in class.
This is not something either one of us would like to do in the course of our careers.

				
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