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Things appeared in my garden

Hi guys,

Having lived in Canton Schwyz between 2008-2011 I now find myself back in Switzerland but this time in the French part. Only been here three weeks and we are now living in Commugny, Canton Vaud. Delighted to find my login to this site still worked!

I woke up this morning to find two bollards in my back garden they appeared between midnight and 7am this morning. Initially I thought they had been throw over the back wall but they are too far away and have been strategically placed. They are parallel, it is very strange. My husband is traveling, should I be concerned? Nothing is missing and there were bikes in the garden.

Just really want some advice as what I should do? Should I go to the police? If so is there a non emergency number I should call?

I look forward to hearing your comments.

TIA
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Old 07.09.2015, 08:40
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Re: Things appeared in my garden

I would contact the police and see if they know anything about it.
It could be related to roadworks in the area but the don't tend to go poking around in private gardens in the middle of the night.
It could also have been kids/drunks messing about who dumped them there on their way home from a party/festival.

Here are the details for the police in your area.

http://www.commugny.ch/services-publics/police.html
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Re: Things appeared in my garden

Are you near a main road?

Those plastic road markers are easily lifted and set aside usually 2x per year when they cut the grass by the side of the road. They usually come the day before or early in the morning, lay them down, do the grass cutting, then set them back up a day later.
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Old 07.09.2015, 08:52
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Re: Things appeared in my garden

OMG! Run! The way they have been positioned suggest that you might be targeted for the next alien pick up - they are signalling straight up into space!

Alternatively, I would call either the police or the Gemeinde/Commune to ask them to come pick them up.
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Re: Things appeared in my garden

Had there been one of these i would be suspicious that a burglar had planned to use it to smash a window or something .. But two of them is strange. Are they missing from the street outside?
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Re: Things appeared in my garden

As the others say; it's almost certainly a slightly drunk person/kids mucking about, those bollards are just edge markers and around where I live (Geneva countryside) removing them from their bases and laying them down further up the road or in a nearby field seems to be something of a tradition on a Saturday night during the walk home after missing the bus.

But, how did the person get into your garden?
If it's fully enclosed then they must have climbed over a hedge or wall and that is slightly worrying, if the garden's not enclosed then perhaps you should think about changing that if possible.

You mention bikes, are they visible from the road, are they securely attached to an immovable object?
Could you put up a motion-activated light?

Whoever put those bollards there probably won't be back, but others might be, and bikes that are left out in gardens are regularly nicked.
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Hi guys,

Having lived in Canton Schwyz between 2008-2011 I now find myself back in Switzerland but this time in the French part. Only been here three weeks and we are now living in Commugny, Canton Vaud. Delighted to find my login to this site still worked!

I woke up this morning to find two bollards in my back garden they appeared between midnight and 7am this morning. Initially I thought they had been throw over the back wall but they are too far away and have been strategically placed. They are parallel, it is very strange. My husband is traveling, should I be concerned? Nothing is missing and there were bikes in the garden.

Just really want some advice as what I should do? Should I go to the police? If so is there a non emergency number I should call?

I look forward to hearing your comments.

TIA
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Re: Things appeared in my garden

maybe they have been thrown and it was just coincidence they fell that way.
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Your garden has been earmarked for the next Swiss javelin competition!
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