Stolen ring returned to owner after Investigator uses LeadsOnline

“I began investigating a Larceny complaint where a wedding ring, valued at $20,000, had been stolen from inside a residence. The ring was stolen during a time frame when the victim had employees of a window cleaning company inside the residence performing work. I developed a suspect, and began searching LeadsOnline for any activity associated with their name and addresses. I located the ring by searching the suspect’s address. The ring had been sold to a store by an associate of the suspect, but was recovered and returned to the victim. Charges were issued against the suspect and the associate who sold the ring. Thank you!”

Inv. Roger Wechter
Bloomfield Twp MI PD

Victim’s friend turns out to be the suspect of her stolen jewelry

“I received a report about a theft. The victim stated that she was letting a friend stay with her for a couple of days. The victim stated that when her friend left her residence to return to Georgia, she noticed some of her jewelry was gone. I checked LeadsOnline and found out that her friend sold the victim’s jewelry to three different businesses. I was able to retrieve the jewelry that was sold at a business in Martin County. The friend sold one item but subsequently bought it again. I then forwarded the information to a detective in St. Lucie County. Based on the information provided by LeadsOnline, I was able to obtain an arrest warrant on the friend for two counts of dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership and theft.”

Det. Mykel McMurren
Martin County Sheriff’s Department

Stolen ring blessed by the Vatican in Rome is returned to is rightful owner.

“I received a case where a handyman stole some jewelry from and elderly, 92, female. My victim was very sharp and was able to give drawings of her jewelry. One piece was a gold sailor pin that she got during WWII for her husband who was in the Navy. The other unique piece was her deceased husbands wedding band that she had a cross placed in the center. She had the cross added in Rome and then had the ring blessed at the Vatican. I used the drawings to search leads by description. The first one I searched for was the gold sailor pin. I immediately got a hit. The pawn ticket also had a gold ring with a cross in the band. I recovered the property and returned them to the owner. A warrant was issued for the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.”

Det. Ed Leach
Hoover Police Department

LeadsOnline provides amazing evidence to investigators in Georgia

“We recently had a theft of some jewelry. The suspect was a family member of the victim. I typed the information into LeadsOnline and not only did I get the jewelry back, I also had amazing evidence of the pawn transaction where the jewelry was exchanged for cash. Without LeadsOnline, we would not have been able to make an arrest or get the jewelry back to the owner. Thanks LeadsOnline!”

Inv. Travis Comtois
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department

$8,000 worth of family heirlooms are returned to the victims with the help of LeadsOnline

“I was dispatched to a residence. Upon arrival I spoke to the homeowners who stated they had jewelry missing. There were construction workers in the house for the past couple days. They provided me with the names of the workers and the boss. After phone conversations with all of them one was clearly my prime suspect. I ran all of them through LeadsOnline but didn’t get any hits. I ran my main suspect through LinX and found his girlfriend. I ran her through LeadsOnline and found that she had sold a bunch of jewelry. I sent a hold request through LeadsOnline to the business and had my victim meet me at the business the next day to identify the jewelry. There were two hits and two batches of jewelry recovered. Total stolen was about $12,000 total recovered was around $8,000; much of it were family heirlooms from a recently passed mother. I don’t usually let people hug me in uniform but my victim was so overcome with emotion when I found her mother’s wedding and engagement rings I couldn’t say no. Thank you LeadsOnline for giving me resources to help this woman.”

Ofc. Brittany Johnson
Roanoke County Police Department

Heirloom jewelry thief caught thanks to online records system

“Earlier this year I received a report of several weapons that were taken from a resident. A suspect was listed, but she was not a resident of this city. I checked her through LeadsOnline, but there were no results for her selling any weapons. I did discover, through LeadsOnline, that she had sold a large amount of jewelry at various locations. The complainant in the case had no idea that any jewelry was missing. During my interview with the suspect admitted she sold all of the jewelry and told me that the complainant’s deceased mother wanted her to have it. Not true. She was filed on for the theft.”

Inv. Gary Bishop
Navasota Police Department

Three jewelry cases solved in Louisiana

“Within the last two weeks, I solved three theft cases with LeadsOnline. The first case involved a couple going through a divorce where the victim’s ex-husband sold her personal jewelry she acquired before their marriage. I recovered seven pieces of jewelry belonging to the victim, valued at several thousand dollars. The second case involved a son selling his parent’s belongings. I located jewelry and tools, valued at several thousand dollars, from three different businesses in our area. The third case involved a gentleman stealing jewelry from his roommate. I was able to recover two pieces of jewelry that were left to the roommate by his mother. These cases were solved and property was recovered due to the LeadsOnline system. From these cases, I also gained five theft cases on behalf of my local stores. This system has also allowed me to recover stolen property for three other agencies because it was sold in our Parish. Thanks for all you do to help with our cases.”

Det. Jerry Coyne
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office

Thousands of dollars of jewelry returned to owner

“We received a burglary complaint from a woman who reported that several thousands of dollars in jewelry she inherited from her grandmother and mother had been stolen. She submitted a stolen property list with detailed descriptions of the pieces that were taken. I was given the list to see if any of the items had shown up in LeadsOnline. I searched for the more unique pieces and ended up finding 12 pieces that were valued at approximately $6,000. We retrieved the pieces and returned them to their rightful owner. All the pieces were sold by the same individual at two different shops. He already had several burglary charges pending against him this year. Thanks to LeadsOnline, we can add another one to the list!”

CI Anlst. Melinda Thompson
Kentucky State Police – Post 6

More jewelry returned after being stolen

“I did a search in LeadsOnline like I usually do when I have a few moments. I was able to locate 22 pieces of gold jewelry that were stolen by one of our local dopers/thieves. He had fenced these items in Las Vegas. I checked for recent burglaries and made contact with one of the victims. Due to the unique descriptions of some items, he confirmed they were his.”

Dep. John Kakavulias
Nye County Sheriff’s Office

Caretaker caught stealing jewelry

“I was investigating a case where the suspect was a caretaker for the victim’s husband. I checked the suspect through Leads and located my victim’s ring, along with a few other items the victim didn’t realize were missing yet. I obtained a warrant for the suspect.”

Det. Jason Hammond
Farmington Hills Police

Multiple jewelry thieves caught in one search

“One of our street Corporals stopped a suspicious vehicle after he observed the occupants throw an empty jewelry box out onto the road. The result of the stop was the recovery of a significant amount of property and the identification of some suspects of a residential burglary. Through LeadsOnline, I was able to recover the remainder of the property, as well as identify an accomplice who had not been in the vehicle during the stop. Thanks for the help!”

Cpl. Robert Wilson
Pflugerville Police Department

Search reveals victim’s unknown stolen items

“While investigating a theft of jewelry case, I located a ring using LeadsOnline. The ring matched the description provided by the victim, and the name on the transaction matched the suspect’s name provided by the victim. The suspect was interviewed and admitted to the theft of the ring along with other jewelry that the victim didn’t know was missing. The suspect stated that she was stealing to support a drug addiction.”

Det. Keith Benhase
Miami Township Police Department

Burglary ring caught before more rings stolen

“While searching for property from a residential burglary, I was able to not only discover 24 recoverable items of jewelry from the burglary, but develop two suspects who ultimately confessed. They gave us the identity of two more involved parties, as well as confessions to burglaries in a nearby county and most likely involvement in a third county. I was so thrilled to make this discovery as our victim had also been burglarized earlier this year and was terrified and ready to sell their home of which they love. I was able to develop suspects in the original burglary and recover many pieces of jewelry from that burglary. It turned into a multi-jurisdictional burglary ring that likely would have done unsolved without the help of LeadsOnline.”

Inv. Asst. Lisa Mead-O’Connor
Union County Sheriff’s Office

Jewelry stolen by relative recovered and returned

“I recently picked up a case where a family believed a relative stole jewelry from the home while they were letting her live there. I entered the woman’s information into LeadsOnline and immediately received a hit. Sure enough, the suspect sold the jewelry to two area stores. I was able to recover a majority of the jewelry (some had already been sent off as “scrap”) and return it to the family. A majority of the jewelry was family heirlooms, and I was happy that I was able to get it back to its rightful owners.”

Det. Raymond Tice
Franklin Police Department

Engagement ring stolen during pest control service

“An Aurora man has been charged with felony theft and is accused of stealing jewelry worth over $3,000 from the victim’s home while performing pest control service. The victim noticed that her gold engagement ring with a 1-carat diamond was missing, and she suspected a pest control employee who was in her house recently. Detectives searched through LeadsOnline and found that the suspect had recently sold a similar ring. Detectives recovered the stolen ring and obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect.”

Dep. Chief Scott Buziecki
North Aurora Police Department

Victim’s bracelet stolen by a family member and recovered in Texas

“I was assigned a case where a very expensive men’s bracelet was stolen. The victim described it with having a Medusa emblem and a St. Jude symbol on it. I searched LeadsOnline and received a hit within minutes. Unfortunately for the complainant, she had a thief in her family. The victim’s uncle stole her bracelet, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The bracelet was valued at $5,000. Thanks LeadsOnline for helping out!”

Det. David Liendo
Webb County Sheriff’s Department

Drug addict daughter steals family heirlooms from mother’s home

“I was working a burglary where the victim was robbed of family heirlooms by her daughter, an alleged drug addict. The victim kicked her daughter out of her home this past summer and had not seen her since. The victim provided us with the name of her daughter’s boyfriend. The home was processed for fingerprints and photographed. During the investigation, both suspects were entered into LeadsOnline. I immediately received a hit on the boyfriend suspect. The hit showed he pawned numerous rings that matched jewelry on the victim’s statement. Photographs were taken of the pawned rings and the victim positively identified the rings to be hers. The following day, I received another hit that the boyfriend pawned more items to an out-of-state jeweler that had been in town for a jewelry convention, just days after the burglary. As I began the process of having the items held, I received another hit showing the daughter sold a ring, now tying both suspects to the burglary and stolen property. Within the case I had three total hits thanks to LeadsOnline, and retrieved video from the pawn shop identifying both suspects. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office with great evidence to pursue felony indictments. Thank you LeadsOnline! Not only did you give me evidence to close my case, you allowed the victim to retrieve her jewelry back that never could have been replaced.”

Det. Brandon Smith
West Jefferson Police Department

Stolen class ring recovered hours after it was stolen

“I recently worked a case where a class ring valued at $800 was stolen while the victim was at work. By utilizing LeadsOnline, I was able to locate the ring just hours after it was stolen. I was able to recover the ring, and the suspect has since been arrested for the theft.”

Det. Chris Tusi
Conroe Police Department

Ex-girlfriend burglarizes home

“I was assigned a case of a potential home invasion. I asked the homeowners if they were aware of any possible suspects, and they told me they thought that their son’s ex-girlfriend could be a possible suspect. I made multiple searches into LeadsOnline and found the stolen property sold to a jewelry store in nearby Taylor, Michigan by the father of the suspect. We retrieved the stolen property that was valued at roughly $2,000-$3,000. I prepared a search warrant for the suspect’s home, and the home of her father, where more stolen property was recovered. We even recovered a necklace that was not originally reported. After the search was completed, I arrested the suspect. Thank you LeadsOnline for your help in assisting with the prosecution of another criminal!”

Det. Erik Kaledas
Canton Police Department

Burglary victim discovers relative stole her belongings

“One of our residents reported a home burglary. Using LeadsOnline, we discovered the stolen items were sold at two separate shops. The stolen items included two Samsung tablets and a gold ring. The items were returned to the victim, and it turned out the victim’s nephew was the thief. The victim did not want to press charges because of the family connection. However, she was ecstatic to get her belongings returned so quickly. Thanks again LeadsOnline!”

Det. Dennis Campos
Villa Park Police Department

Stolen Christmas presents returned to children

“We recently solved three extensive residential burglaries, executed a search warrant and made an arrest using LeadsOnline. We recovered a victim’s $5,000 wedding ring and returned stolen Christmas presents to the family’s children. The presents were wrapped under the victim’s Christmas tree when they were stolen from their home. Thanks LeadsOnline!”

Det. Steve Wegner
Dane County Sheriff’s Office

Stolen class ring returned to owner

“LeadsOnline works again! I was looking into one of our suspects and discovered he sold a class ring that was stolen. A warrant was issued on the subject, and the property was returned. The owner was grateful to have the property back. This is a great system, and I look forward to solving a bunch of cases in the next year.”

Det. James Smith
Stokes County Sheriff’s Office
North Carolina

LeadsOnline provides evidence to secure the arrest of crooks

“To the wonderful people at LeadsOnline, I am a criminal investigator at the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. I received a report for a larceny of $3,000 worth of gold jewelry that was stolen from a residential safe. The victim named a possible suspect. However, upon speaking with the suspect, he denied any knowledge of such theft. Thanks to LeadsOnline, I searched for the suspect and found he sold the gold jewelry the same day it was reported stolen. Because of this database, I recovered the stolen jewelry, and it was positively identified by the victim. The suspect was appropriately charged, and is still incarcerated pending trial at this time. Thank you guys for all you do!!”

Inv. Caleb Spence
Augusta County Sheriff’s Office

Law enforcement solves cases more efficiently using LeadsOnline

“Recently, LeadsOnline helped me successfully close a couple of cases. With both cases, I ran a suspect name and searched it in the LeadsOnline database. I located one victim’s wedding ring and another victim’s iPod. Both incidents were solved in a very timely manner because of LeadsOnline. Before LeadsOnline, we had to use mail and wait for police departments to enter data. My recent cases may have taken several weeks, if ever, to solve without LeadsOnline. I wish Michigan would create state legislation to make it mandatory for all reporting businesses to use.”

Det. Bradley Connell
White Lake Township Police Department

$100,000 worth of stolen jewelry recovered after home caregiver stole from patients

“I found a home caregiver who stole 87 pieces of jewelry from various home healthcare recipients by searching in LeadsOnline. I went to the various shops and photographed each piece of jewelry. I interviewed each victim, and most of them picked out their jewelry from a catalog I created with photos of the recovered jewelry. The total loss was about $100,000, and the suspect received just over $10,000 for the jewelry.”

Res. Ronald Davis
Mesa Police Department

Local jewelry store catches employee

“A local jewelry store filed a police report stating they had gold jewelry missing from their inventory. They suspected an employee took the jewelry but did not know which employee and could not even pinpoint when it occurred. I searched LeadsOnline to see if any of the employees sold any jewelry, and one had. The business where this employee sold the jewelry actually photographed and uploaded those items into the database. I emailed the photos to the loss prevention officer from the jewelers. He positively identified the photos, and matched each photo to an item missing from the inventory. The employee was charged with larceny by employee, and the photographs and transaction records from LeadsOnline aided in getting the employee to confess to the crime.”

Det. Morgan Malone
Monroe Police Department
North Carolina

Virginia police arrest man for stealing his mother’s jewelry

“I recently solved a grand larceny case using LeadsOnline. After taking a report regarding stolen jewelry, I located it using LeadsOnline. It was her son who stole and sold the jewelry. After confronting him with the information, he gave a statement admitting to the theft. He was charged with grand larceny.”

Inv. Mark Davis
Henry County Sheriff’s Office

Suspect asks sister to sell stolen jewelry in different state

“We had a case where jewelry was stolen from a retirement home from three victims. The victims were all in their 90s. The retirement home had a suspect, and after running her name through LeadsOnline it came up empty. I ran a search with the same name outside of our state and low and behold, I found a match. The first name was different so I called the business where the jewelry was sold. After obtaining information, I discovered it was the sister of the suspect. The suspect told her own sister that her boyfriend gave her the jewelry and asked her to sell it because she didn’t have a license to drive to West Virginia. After speaking with the suspect by phone, she called her sister and told her the jewelry was stolen. The sister that had nothing to do with the crime gave me a statement stating her sister did steal the jewelry and admitted it to her. This is yet another case where LeadsOnline helped me solve it. Thank you.”

Inv. Patrick Hobbs
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Jewelry recovered in North Carolina after home burglarized

“I solved another case this week using LeadsOnline. A house was burglarized at 6 a.m., and we had a suspect’s name. Using LeadsOnline, I found a match to the name where jewelry was sold less than 12 hours after the home was burglarized. I recovered the jewelry and put the bad guy in jail. I cannot say enough great things about LeadsOnline and how it helps in the investigative process.”

Sgt. David Eckard
Catawba County Sheriff’s Office
North Carolina

Jewelry store employee caught stealing and selling during her lunch break

“I was contacted by a local jewelry store owner who suspected an employee of stealing jewelry from their store. The store owner asked if there was a way to check and see if this person was selling jewelry in the area. I conducted a search using LeadsOnline of the suspected employee and learned this employee sold 33 items dating back to the first month of employment with the jewelry store. The store owner began to search her files and learned items were deleted out of their inventory and/or placed on older receipts to make it appear that the items were sold. The secondhand business still had 21 pieces of jewelry in store. With the inventory hard copy photos, and the photos of the items at the secondhand business, we matched the items. LeadsOnline helped me compare her time card to show in 26 occasions the suspect took the items and sold them during her lunch break and then returned to work. The total amount reported in the 33 items stolen was $205,480, and the amount we recovered from the secondhand shop from the 21 items returned was $129,976. When the suspect was arrested and told about the evidence dating back to June 2013 with the inventory sheets matching the items she sold, she asked for an attorney.”

Det. Steven Espinoza
Fort Wayne Police Department

$4,000 worth of stolen jewelry recovered while on 30 day trial of LeadsOnline

“I signed up for the free trial of LeadsOnline and the next day I was assigned a theft case involving approximately $4,000 in stolen jewelry. The victim of the case identified a possible suspect. I immediately got on LeadsOnline and entered a search for the suspect’s name. Within a few seconds I got a hit on the suspect that showed she sold approximately half of the stolen jewelry to a secondhand dealer just outside my city. The jewelry was positively identified and then recovered. Charges are pending on the suspect.”

Det. Mike Scholles
Tallmadge Police Department

Property from four burglaries across an Ohio county are recovered with LeadsOnline

“A stolen Nikon digital camera taken in a burglary was located at a local shop that reports to LeadsOnline. After locating the suspect that sold the item, two televisions, a fur coat, and jewelry were located at the suspect’s residence. All recovered items, including the camera, were items that were taken from four different burglaries from across the county.”

Deputy Sheriff William Konic, Jr.
Stark County Sheriff’s Office

LeadsOnline provides evidence to make arrest

“I use LeadsOnline frequently for theft of serialized items or known suspects to the victim. Recently I had a known female suspect sell stolen jewelry. The information I gathered from this site gave me all the probable cause I needed to make an arrest.”

Ptlm. Greg Sens
Marion Police Department

Score one more for the good guys

“I’m an investigator with the Oneida Police Department. We are a small department in East Tennessee and do not have a significant amount of resources. I recently worked a case involving the theft of over $14,000 worth of jewelry. We tried the local pawn shops but came up with nothing. I heard about LeadsOnline and signed us up for the trial. As Nicole was walking me through the process, she ran my suspect’s name. There were immediate hits from pawn shops in Knoxville! Having the limited resources that we do, we never would have found the jewelry without LeadsOnline. Because of LeadsOnline, we were able to identify some of the stolen jewelry, obtain a felony warrant on our suspect, and locate where she fled. Score one for the good guys!”

Inv. Shonda Duncan
Oneida Police Department

$7,000 worth of jewelry recovered immediately

“It has been a good week for me and LeadsOnline! I recovered almost $7,000 worth of jewelry and electronics for our victims. One case was also an immediate hit and recovery. The pawn store had entered one number in the serial number wrong, but I knew it was what I was looking for. Life would be a lot harder without this valuable tool. Needless to say, the victims were very happy. Thanks!”

Sgt. Chase Nagle
Vestavia Hills Police Department

Florida police identify victim and recover stolen jewelry using LeadsOnline

“A Flagler County Detective was searching LeadsOnline for stolen jewelry when he identified a single piece of jewelry by the weight. Further investigation revealed that the item was only one of several items sold for a total value of over $1,000 by the same individual. The case is ongoing. Thanks Leads for the continued support!”

Gary DeKay
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Serial burglars caught after stealing jewelry from residences

“I have used LeadsOnline for numerous investigations. One case that stands out in particular, is a case where I was able to locate some jewelry belonging to a victim in the Cocoa area. After finding pieces of jewelry belonging to the victim, I conducted a search of the suspect and found numerous pawns along with a second suspect. During the course of the investigation, it revealed the two suspects had committed over eight residential burglaries and sold their items throughout Brevard County. Approximately $5,000 worth of jewelry was located and the suspects were arrested. One suspect pled guilty and received 15 years DOC and the other just pled to 8 years DOC. Without the assistance of LeadsOnline, the case may not have ever been solved. Thank you!”

Agt. Howard Phillips
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

Police recover over $10,000 worth of stolen jewelry for victim

“I am submitting this on behalf of Detective Christopher Lis. Our department was handling a jewelry theft from a residence. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim provided investigators with a time frame and a list of people who had access to the jewelry. We conducted a LeadsOnline search on the list of subject names provided by the victim and discovered the victim’s cleaning lady sold numerous pieces of jewelry to a local shop during the time frame. The transaction tickets matched the description of the victim’s missing items. The items were recovered and identified by the victim. The total recovery value was approximately $10,000.”

Sgt. Timothy Woll
Cumru Township Police Department

Police said tool is invaluable in helping close cases

“LeadsOnline has been instrumental in helping close numerous jewelry theft cases. It has significantly reduced the manpower needed to identify items/suspects in our property crimes. This service has been invaluable, and without it, our closure rate would be significantly reduced!”

Sr. Ofc. CJ Davis
Eagle Point Police Department

Gold rings returned to elderly woman after stolen by neighbor

“Oregon, Ohio PD Detectives used LeadsOnline to track down gold rings stolen out of an elderly woman’s home. They were very dear to her. The rings were located at one of our local shops shortly after they were taken. The suspect was a neighbor of the woman that had come and asked to use her telephone. The suspect was also a heroin addict with outstanding warrants. The elderly victim was very happy with our results, and without this service, the ring would not have been recovered, or at the very least it could have been delayed.”

Det. Lawrence George
Oregon Police Department

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