Theft in the Garden: Detective Advice Needed

My wife Ann has a large organic garden that provides fresh, tasty, and healthy food for us. In recent years, deer have been migrating to our neighborhood because the forests that they had lived in have been transformed into stores and subdivisions. The deer will take advantage of gardens as a food source.

We have been using a device called Nite Guard. Here’s a description from their web site:

  • Maintenance-free, solar-powered units require neither batteries nor electricity
  • Units are completely sealed, protecting against moisture and are high/low temperature resistant
  • Red flashing LED light automatically turns on at dusk and off at full daylight
  • Concept is simple, but it WORKS! Predators believe the flash to be the eye of another organism and feel threatened, so they stay away

It was designed to scare predators but we have discovered that it works for deer in our garden.

We used two units of four Nite Guards each (one for each direction) in our garden. Our neighbors have been very curious about the flashing red lights in our garden.

Here’s the problem: several days ago our Nite Guards disappeared. Someone came into our garden and took them.

We don’t know if it was a prankster or gardener.

I watch the detective/CSI shows on TV, but I don’t know how to find these culprits. Please leave suggestions in the comments.