Category: Arson

Arson suspect confesses when confronted with LeadsOnline evidence

“We were investigating a residential house fire and quickly developed a suspect. The house had been burglarized one week prior to the house fire. The suspect was brought in for an interview and denied everything and anything to do with the house burglary and fire. We then ran the suspect thru LeadsOnline and found that he had pawned over 25 items the same day that the house was burglarized. Of course, the items were the same description as the ones reported stolen by the homeowner (DVD player, PlayStation, DVDs, etc…). When the suspect was confronted with the indisputable evidence, he confessed to the burglary and arson of the house. Thanks to leads online, TDC has another customer.”

Inv. Dustin Deutsch
Harris County Fire Marshall

Arson and burglary suspects identified through LeadsOnline

“The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a house fire, and the homeowner realized there were items missing from the outside of the house. We determined that this was actually a burglary and arson, and we received a list of items that were stolen. Later that day, we were searching LeadsOnline for the stolen items and found several that were sold in Mobile, Alabama. Investigators went to the business, retrieved the items, and collected video. With this information, we were able to identify a male and female that lived near the home that was burglarized. The female was arrested, and the male fled to Madison, Wisconsin. He was later was arrested and transported back to Alabama. It was also discovered that the suspects burglarized a total of three homes that day, and most of the items stolen were found using LeadsOnline.”

Sgt. Ron Baggette
Clarke County Sheriff’s Department