The police made no attempt to investigate a burglary, not even visiting the crime scene.
That's news? They almost never bother to investigate burglaries.
But here's the bit that caught my eye:
Officers failed to visit Stephen Earp after the break in - even though his wife had contacted police and been told not to touch anything because someone would be round to take evidence.How long did she spend in her house, waiting for the police who never arrived, trying not to touch anything?