I live in California and I had a trail camera go missing. My name and phone number are written on the back of the camera and it is a reconyx with code lock so the thief has no use for it except the flash card and the batteries. Well a couple weeks go past and a Policeman buddy of mine calls and tells me he know's who has my camera! Well this guy has already shot and killed the property owners dog and got caught trespassing on his ranch. Fine upstanding law officer right? I called the F&G in Sacramento to explain what was going on and it wasn't long before his New Lieutenant contacted me . His previous Lieutenant had covered up the killing of the dog and not made the property owner aware that he could file a civil case against the Warden! I told the new guy all the details and he wasn't happy. After he questioned the Warden he called to setup a time and place so he could return my camera.Long story short I got the camera back and he got a slap on the hand. I went and gave a deposition with two Wardens about the case. Every attempt I made to find out why he was on the said property and why he took the camera was avoided. They tried to get me to implicate myself in wrongdoing. Basically they covered up for the fellow officer. You and I would have gotten grand theft and other charges but this goes to show you the level of corruption in the Ca. F&G dept.