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    OR - Do you know these babies? Deputies look for camera owners

    I thought this was neat that the police are trying to get these pictures back to their parents. Maybe some great sluethers can help locate. Click on the link to see the photos: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Do-yo...ab=gallery&c=y

    Do you recognize the newborn babies in these pictures? Deputies in Washington County, Ore. hope you do.

    They recovered two stolen digital cameras that are full of family pictures and they want to return the cameras to their rightful owners. Both cameras have pictures of newborn babies and family members posting with the babies.

    Deputies first found the cameras six years ago when they arrested and got a conviction against a man for breaking into cars. Now the cameras are set to be auctioned off or destroyed.

    Before they go, deputies are making one last push to get the pictures back to the families.

    “These children will likely be starting first grade this fall and they will look different, but the photos have other clues that the right relative or neighbor could recognize, such as the adults or background items,” the sheriff’s department wrote in its newsletter.

    We showed the pictures to parents at a Hillsboro elementary school this week. None of them recognized people in the photos, but said they are happy to help in the search.

    “Family photos are very important,” said mother Heidi Daffron. “I’ve been in a position where I’ve lost (my son’s) pictures and it’s really upsetting, especially because it looks like a newborn.”

    Even if the family is from out of town, deputies said they’d be happy to mail the cameras. If you recognize anything, you can e-mail the sheriff’s department at Sheriff.web@co.washington.or.us.

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    I think there is more to this then returning a camera. jmo

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    I agree. Returning a 6-year-old camera is usually NOT the business of LE. They must have seen something on those pictures that made them want to find the owners.
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    Ditto for me! There is much more going on here. When I first read the story, my thought was why would they circulate photos especially of children? Some people don't like exposing their kids all over the net.

    What's going on?

    BTW, is this in Oregon? It says Washington County.
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    Ok, I will take the opposite view, they're just trying to do something nice and return the people's photos. It's good public relations. There are about 6 adults in the photos, surely someone will recognize one of them. And the little baby is about 6 years old now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momtective View Post
    The families have been found!
    So happy to hear about some good news for a change! I hope the family gets to keep their camera, too.

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    after a bunch of snide comments about police taking time to do this, part of one comment:

    /quote When I was a very young mom, I had to leave my couple of bags of groceries in my car while I carried my baby inside. I should have locked the car but didn't. When I got my son safely settled in his crib I went out to grab the groceries and of course they were gone. Those were the days when every penny I had was carefully budgeted. I called the police and they came and took the report. An hour later the two officers returned with bags of food, diapers, formula, and a teddy bear for my son. It made a HUGE impact on me, and I've supported both them and the Sunshine Division ever since. It's people caring for each other. Helping each other when we can. /endquote

    sweet story

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    I find it a bit disheartening that starting at just 2 posts into this thread, the owners of the cameras were starting to be vilified without much of anything to base it on. Are we really starting to turn into a country where we're all guilty until proven innocent? JMHO but I find it sad at best.
    Last edited by Dewey2Me1MoThyme; 10-06-2012 at 02:53 PM. Reason: typos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey2Me1MoThyme View Post
    I find it a bit disheartening that starting at just 2 posts into this thread, the owners of the cameras were starting to be vilified without much of anything to base it on. Are we really starting to turn into a country where we're all guilty until proven innocent? JMHO but I find it sad at best.
    ITA. Nobody has accused them of doing anything wrong. Police say they are victims of theft. Frankly, I don't think police should have put their photos on the web without permission, but it sure as **** doesn't mean these people did anything wrong.
    Just my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    I think there is more to this then returning a camera. jmo
    Well, it turns out that wasn't the case apparently - but I can see them working hard to return a camera with newborn's photos on it. I'm intrigued by "lost" items too if it is clear they probably have a LOT of sentimental value. Chances are high those photos weren't saved anywhere, and what a gift to get back perhaps the only brand new born pics you have of a child.

    What a happy story.

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    I wouldn't want my pictures exposed to the world but that's just me. They may have had good intentions but I wouldn't be a happy camper.

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
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    I lost a roll of film in Europe in the mid nineties and always hoped that someone would track me down. Another time my camera was stolen in Canada containing undeveloped film. I'd be happy if someone developed it and tried to return the film and/or camera to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey2Me1MoThyme View Post
    I find it a bit disheartening that starting at just 2 posts into this thread, the owners of the cameras were starting to be vilified without much of anything to base it on. Are we really starting to turn into a country where we're all guilty until proven innocent? JMHO but I find it sad at best.
    Although it is disheartening, after all, this is a crime related website. Naturally, we're going to be skeptical. Just glad it's good news, for a change!

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    There is a site that tries to reunite owners of lost cameras.

    Just 4 Simple Steps to reunite a Lost or Found Camera!

    People who have found lost cameras try and reunite them with their owner.

    http://www.camerafound.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracka*Jaxx View Post
    I lost a roll of film in Europe in the mid nineties and always hoped that someone would track me down. Another time my camera was stolen in Canada containing undeveloped film. I'd be happy if someone developed it and tried to return the film and/or camera to me.



    Although it is disheartening, after all, this is a crime related website. Naturally, we're going to be skeptical. Just glad it's good news, for a change!
    BBM: I get your point, but the crime was clearly stated in the OP, a simple theft and LE trying to reunite the owners with their property, photos of their baby, now 6 years old.
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