Interviews of all witnesses to the crime is an important part of solving any crime. Remember that a guilty person would naturally answer direct questions about their actions, such as, "Did you steal the items?" with a "no." Instead ask questions like:

  • Where were you on the day or time of the crime?

  • Do you know anyone who might have a motive for doing this?

  • Have you noticed anyone behaving suspiciously or out of character?

  • What is the worst thing that will happen to you if you tell the truth?


Interview Procedures

  1. Identify yourself as a detective.

  2. Set up times to interview people during your free time.

  3. Avoid yes or no questions.

  4. Be sure to have a note pad to record statements.

  5. Document your interviews for other detectives below.


Detective Interviewing

Date and Time

Person Interviewed

Interview Notes

Soccer52 Baseball11, Chill
3/10/2010
Alfredo Fettucini
Alfredo Fettucini
Phil and Shadey, Chill
3/10/2010
Kendra Goode
Kendra Goode
Soccer52 Baseball11, Chill
3/10/2010
Vera Cruz
Vera Cruz
Flappy,Sirress,and Izzy,Chill
Soccer52

Gene Poule
Gene Poule


Mrs. Sellers
Mrs. Sellers
Chill, Soccer52 and Phil and Shadey

Dr. Bell
Dr. Bell


Mrs. Nitsche
Mrs. Nitsche
Chill, Flappy,Sirress,and Izzy

Mr. Palochak
Mr. Palochak
Chill, Flappy,Sirress, and Izzy
3/10/10
Miss Smith
Miss Smith
Chill, Phil and Shadey

Mrs. Guy
Mrs. Guy



Wedding Planner



Holly Molly



Felix Navidad



Mrs. Erin Vanguilder



Mrs. Marrisha Pyle
Chelsea Chinchilla, Susan Hoops, Mia
Lake
4/20/10
Mr. Seth Lucas
Mr. Seth Lucas
Niki Chiki, Chelsea Chinchilla, Mia Lake, Genius Cross
4/16/10
Mrs. Siebert
Mrs. Siebert
Soccerkeys418, PhiliesFan, Mattie Smith
3/31/10
Mrs. Guy
Mrs. Guy