Once again, the "scrappers" are out in number and they were up at my land. Fortunately a "neighbor" was in the area and saw a gold and white GMC daully pickup converted to a tow truck, driving in the area with NO license plate! They managed to get within feet of my trailer, got out walked around ( casing the place?) and then departed. 2 deputies were dispatched as I informed the county sheriff's office (dispatch) I was FED UP with this and it would stop! They responded but it took them well overan hour and a half. Their office is located some 70 miles east, and then they have to negotiate really nasty roads for at least another 7 miles. I spent a lotof time on the phone with the lead deputy, trying to find the right road and NOT get lost out there. It's a real maze of roads that looks like a spider web! No signs. The signage was taken long ago to cover one guy's barn. Then another idiot came along and cut down all the posts to use for his fence. But they did find that I had had some"visitors, the deputies got good photos of the dually's tire tracks, the boot prints and all....The trailer was ransacked ( as it was from "PRIOR" visitors.) The door as pried open and they drug out some junk.....But just 1/4 mile away on the side of the western mountain, sat a fresh pile of aluminum siding taken off at least 2 mobile homes and ready to be hauled away. I was told that 4-5 times a week "scrap loads" are taken from the area, to one of 3 places. The Sheriff's officers know this, the locals know that they know, and yet to date: NOT ONE has been stopped! The deputies kept in constant contact with me for well over 2 hours, and I had to assist them in getting back out of the area. My thoughts: at least some are trying to catch the bad guys...some don't seem to care. I have information and have seen stolen items from one site, that I know who took what ...I did not see them take the items, so the information is useless to the Sheriff's office. I know that 3 people have taken 5 solar panels, 4-6 batteries, 2 invertors, 2 water pumps, 2 massive water tanks, 1 huge poly septic tank, and even a propane refrigerator! (3 months ago). That's a LOT of money to lose! I tried to contact the owners that live here, out west in the town of Tonopah, but no number was found! It's insanity sometimes! (most of the time). Now just lately, I see that some are putting in 6-8 foot tall fencing and gates...that has yet to stop anyone! Too many people allow their "neighbors"to come over ( breaking any and all OPSEC) and get "freindly" with their dogs. I have tried to warn several people that doing so was a BAD IDEA! Somethings never change....So, the scrappers and thieves will continue on....unthwarted. Like the old saying: "locks only keep the honest people honest"!