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We just had a vehicle pull up outside our house, and the driver took a picture with a camera before driving off. I was upstairs, so didn't have time to run down to ask what the heck he was up to. However, I did manage to write down his licence plate. Is there any way I can use this to look up the owners details?

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  Reply # 710332 1-Nov-2012 12:11 Send private message

dclegg: We just had a vehicle pull up outside our house, and the driver took a picture with a camera before driving off. I was upstairs, so didn't have time to run down to ask what the heck he was up to. However, I did manage to write down his licence plate. Is there any way I can use this to look up the owners details?


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You may have to pay though.

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  Reply # 710338 1-Nov-2012 12:18 Send private message

it is not so easy anymore and you can elect to have your information withheld from public.




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  Reply # 710339 1-Nov-2012 12:21 Send private message

I would call the police just in case it's a stolen car or if there's anything suspicious going on. Pays to check.

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  Reply # 710340 1-Nov-2012 12:24 Send private message

I can tell you what type/year of car it is from the registration... but not who owns it.

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  Reply # 710343 1-Nov-2012 12:28 Send private message

dclegg: We just had a vehicle pull up outside our house, and the driver took a picture with a camera before driving off. I was upstairs, so didn't have time to run down to ask what the heck he was up to. However, I did manage to write down his licence plate. Is there any way I can use this to look up the owners details?


Is that really a crime?

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  Reply # 710345 1-Nov-2012 12:30 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
dclegg: We just had a vehicle pull up outside our house, and the driver took a picture with a camera before driving off. I was upstairs, so didn't have time to run down to ask what the heck he was up to. However, I did manage to write down his licence plate. Is there any way I can use this to look up the owners details?


Is that really a crime?


It's not, but there must be a reason for someone to stop outside your house and take a photo, then drive away.

It's not like the OP's house is on fire... (hope not!)

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  Reply # 710347 1-Nov-2012 12:31 Send private message

We've had someone do this to us a few years ago in an old house. Pulled up out front, sat there for a few minutes, Took a photo then drove off at speed. We got the plate number and everything, contacted the police and they followed it up. Turns out, he had done it to quite a few other houses in the area, and while he was sitting in the car before taking the photo, he had in fact been masturbating according to other people who had this happen to them. 
Report it just in case.





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  Reply # 710353 1-Nov-2012 12:40 Send private message

I'd *555 from your mobile, talk to the police about it. Might be innocent, might be a ratbag.



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  Reply # 710355 1-Nov-2012 12:40 Send private message

BraaiGuy:Is that really a crime?


I doubt it. I can even think of a couple of legitimate reasons as to why someone may be doing that in front of our house. But for my own piece of mind, I'd be interested in finding out exactly who the driver was.



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  Reply # 710357 1-Nov-2012 12:46 Send private message

heavenlywild: 

www.carjam.co.nz

You may have to pay though.


Thanks for the tip. You do have to pay (although its minimal), but more importantly is the following :-

"Please note that names and addresses of individuals are not available as of May 2011 privacy law changes unless you are an authorised and approved entity."


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  Reply # 710359 1-Nov-2012 12:49 Send private message

dclegg: We just had a vehicle pull up outside our house, and the driver took a picture with a camera before driving off. I was upstairs, so didn't have time to run down to ask what the heck he was up to. However, I did manage to write down his licence plate. Is there any way I can use this to look up the owners details?


Personally, I would be far, far more suspicious of the motives of those who want to look up the owners of car licence plates than I would of those who take photos of houses.

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  Reply # 710362 1-Nov-2012 12:56 Send private message

I've taken photos of houses I like, as we intend building in the not too distant future.



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  Reply # 710363 1-Nov-2012 13:04 Send private message

Chainsaw: I've taken photos of houses I like, as we intend building in the not too distant future.


I know some people here have suggested going to the Police, but as there are a few legitimate reasons for doing what this driver has done, its not something I'd like to bother them with. I was more curious as to whether this information was publicly available.



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  Reply # 710366 1-Nov-2012 13:08 Send private message

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicle/registration-licensing/information-who.html

The info is on the above page, and there is a link to the application form.

I reckon just report it to the Police as a suspicious vehicle. They will note the details and if anything dodgy will then have a reference for enquiries.




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  Reply # 710409 1-Nov-2012 13:53 Send private message

scuwp: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicle/registration-licensing/information-who.html

The info is on the above page, and there is a link to the application form.

I reckon just report it to the Police as a suspicious vehicle. They will note the details and if anything dodgy will then have a reference for enquiries.


+1 on that. When someone else calls with the same thing they will have reason to investigate.

Why anyone would bother doing this when google street view is available I don't know.

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