If a crime does occur, call law enforcement immediately. A five minute delay means that the chance of catching the criminal drops by 60 to 70 percent.
Tell the deputy as much as you can. In many cases, it is what the victims and witnesses tell about the criminal that results in the arrest.
It pays to prosecute. 75% of the criminals processed are found GUILTY!
Being a witness in court is not as much trouble as you think!