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Old 11-25-2007, 10:18 PM
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Found car audio equipment

We found car audio equipment in the garage including a DVD deck. We asked the landlord if he owned any car audio equipment in the garage and he said he didn't.

So we called the police and gave them the serial numbers and they said they're not reported as stolen.

Is there anything else we should do before we decide to keep them?

They appear to be stolen. The DVD deck has two long scratches as if it was ripped out of whatever was holding it.

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Old 11-25-2007, 10:55 PM
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give them to me lol.......
i suggeset waiting....if for week or how long no one reports anything.. might as well keep it...
buh hey...even if you install won't take much tme to remove it...
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:12 PM
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i could be wrong but i think if you report something and it is not claimed in 30 days or something like that then you can keep it
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:46 PM
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Found audio equipment

You didn't say how long you thought the equipment might have been in the garage, but it sounds like it may have been there for a while. Calling the police was a lot more than most people would have done, and finding the rightful owners ( If it was actually stolen ) would be pretty hard. I'd say you've done all you reasonably could.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:59 PM
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Agreed. Props for even calling the cops.
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ya good for you
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:32 PM
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Under strict Ontario law, conditions to be a true and lawful finder of an item:
1)Must take control over the item (you've done that it appears)
2)Must make an effort to locate the rightful owner (I'll say you've done that, although the most true means of this is advertising you found the item, in reality not the best idea obviously).
3)You've exercised control, and searched for the true owner for 3 months (for Ontario, and most provinces).

THEN, you've extinguished the rights of the true owner.

Long story short, just start enjoying it personally, avoid selling it for profit until that 3 months expires. You can't be criminally charged for reselling stolen property since you inquired regarding that matter with da police.
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