Originally posted by surfnow
reply to post by gariac
the plates are run through NCIC/ and the states own DMV system through the bases own center. they dont call in tags to the SO.There is also a thing
called LPRs license plate readers which you will see on law enforcement vehicles through out the country which can be set up in a variety of ways but
for the most part it is used to look for stolen vehicles. if a vehicle pulls up to this base in the middle of no where i think they can articulate
that it is indeed suspicous especially with all the publicity about it.
Here's a story that proves they call the Alamo Sheriff department to run plates.
My last trip, last week May, first week of June - after a day of visiting a number of Area 51 "gates" i.e. a number of Bald Mountain gates, one of the
gates by the Rachel gate I call the "F4 crash" gate, the Bombing Range 61 Gate (Wilson Gate), as well the main GLR border. I drove into Alamo to pick
up some supplies, and was pulled over by an Alamo Sheriff vehicle. Lucky me was reading a text and weaving a bit, and he was right behind me.
He pulled me over, took my license and reg. and took a while before coming back to my vehicle. He advised me that my vehicle had been ran twice
that day at the request of the friendly-neighborhood-camo-dudes
. I was clean, of course, so he was just advising me. Really nice guy, and asked me
a lot of questions about what motivates people to have such an interest in the area. He certainly knew what was over the hill, and what they did
there, said they see stuff in the sky all the time. So how do you even broach the subject to a friendly cop on the side of the road? I regret not
inviting him for a lengthy chat about the subject, as he seemed genuinely interested. I gave him the short answer, it was a rush to just go to the
limits i.e. the gates, and that I certainly knew exactly where the border was at all times, and knew the consequences of crossing it.
I did have a camo dude escort most of the day; the couple of times they drove right by me I gave them a little wave, and they both waved back. I've
got a lot of pictures and video, at some point I will condense it and get it up on Youtube.
EDITED TO ADD:
Forgot, he told me they are constantly called out to arrest people that cross the border. I wish I pressed him for more details, like the frequency of
it happening. I asked what the fine currently was, I think he said $630. When I asked about hauling them and their vehicle off, he said no, they are
just fined and released on the spot. Assuming they haven't done anything real stupid i.e. packing weapons, etc.
edit on 4-7-2012 by FosterVS
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