Coin shop owner helps murder investigation

By Gianna Giorgi January 23, 2019 CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) – 19-year-old Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman was arrested by the Carson Sheriff’s Office January 19, 2019. He’s suspected to have killed Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken in their Gardnerville homes and married couple Gerald and Sharon David in their home in south Reno. Detectives say the […]

Waterloo pawn rules eyed for improvement

By Tim Jamison January 8, 2019 WATERLOO — The Waterloo Police Department is looking to upgrade the city’s pawn shop regulations to recover more stolen property. Maj. Joe Leibold presented the proposed ordinance changes to City Council members Monday and expects to bring them back for adoption in the near future. Key elements of the […]

Police recommend online system to help residents keep track of valuables

By Katie Finlone December 8, 2018 DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department is encouraging all residents to use a free online system to help keep track of personal property, according to a news release. Report It is a free, secure online service that allows residents to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics […]

Maywood Police Introduce Online Inventory To Combat Burglaries

By Michael Romain December 1, 2018 The Maywood Police Department recently announced the establishment of a citizen’s property inventory. The system allows residents to “take inventory of their valuables (i.e., snow blowers, lawnmowers, electronics, jewelry, etc.), photograph them and have this record maintained at the police department,” according to a statement released Nov. 30. Residents […]

Website helps police, business owners identify stolen goods

By Josh Robinson November 30, 2018 SAVANNAH, Tenn. — LeadsOnline is a website helping both police and businesses, such as pawnshops, who are required to report their transactions to police. Brad Smith owns a pawn shop in Savannah. “It enables police to have one database, to search all items, and that way it weeds out […]

Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office using new resources to combat crime

By Samantha Williams November 28, 2018 WAYNESBORO, Ga. – Incidents like the one in Alabama and Warrenville, SC are why the Burke County Sheriff’s Office just got some new resources to help combat crime… And possibly save lives. As of 2 weeks ago, Burke County deputies have an additional option to take down suspects and […]

Men charged with stealing gold

November 21, 2018 A pair of Bigfork men are accused of stealing more than $300,000 worth of gold bars, coins, artwork and guns from a self-storage unit then using some of the proceeds from their heist to buy a race car, trailer and other items. Robert Earl Staudenmayer, 32, and Richard Gordon, 49, appeared at […]

Augusta agencies offer safety advice for holidays

By Jozsef Papp November 21, 2018 Law enforcement agencies in the area want to make sure people take safety precautions while shopping this holiday season. Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree encourages people to be more aware of their surroundings this time of year when people usually have access to more cash, which doesn’t go unnoticed […]

Primera man sought by police in connection to missing guns

By Raul Garcia November 7, 2018 PRIMERA — Police Chief Manuel Trevino is seeking the public’s help in finding Hunter Grayson, who is wanted for questioning in connection to the loss of a homeowner’s firearms. The Primera Police Department has an arrest warrant out for Grayson on charges of theft. An alert by local police […]

Theft victim angered by pawn shop policy

By Leeanna Ellis September 28, 2018 Justin Wolsmann was at a loss when he found his garage in Kennard had been rifled through. “It was so strange. I still don’t understand it,” he said. Wolsmann and his family were preparing for an outing on Sept. 3 when he found he had accidentally left the garage […]

DeKalb pawn shop ordinance amended

By Andrew Kinge September 25, 2018 DeKALB – Although there are not currently any pawn shops located in the city of DeKalb, two amendments affecting local pawn ordinances were on the agenda during Monday night’s regular meeting of the City Council. Both passed unanimously and the council voted – again, unanimously – to waive a […]

Cecilia man accused of stealing $1,100 chainsaw

September 5, 2018 A Cecilia man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with stealing a chainsaw and pawning it the same day in July, police say. Kenneth Frickey, 33, is charged with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting of more than $500 and less than $10,000 — a Class D felony punishable by one to five years […]

Former Baylor defensive lineman arrested and charged with theft

By Micah Fleet August 31, 2018 WACO, TX (KXXV) – Baylor football defensive lineman Micheal Johnson was arrested and charged with theft on Friday. Baylor football dismissed Johnson from the team on Thursday. According to the affidavit, four-game consoles were reported stolen from the Highers Athletic Complex which was believed to be taken between July […]

South Bend police warn of increase in thefts from vehicles

August 24, 2018 SOUTH BEND — Police are warning people of a rash in thefts from cars throughout the city. Police in the last few months have received several reports of items being stolen from vehicles, many of which were targets because they were unlocked. South Bend police are reminding people to lock their vehicles […]

Stolen Xbox leads to felony theft charges

August 15, 2018 Jason Duane Lampl, 28, of Park Rapids has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft. According to court records, on June 25 he allegedly stole an Xbox and other items with a total value of $616 from the Detroit Lakes Walmart. He was allegedly caught on video concealing the […]

Couple arrested, accused in $65K thefts at Athens middle school

August 15, 2018 By Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A man and woman accused of pilfering more than $65,000 in copper and supplies from an Athens middle school were arrested at a motel in Banks County, officials confirmed Monday. Eric Aguilar and Sierra Yuhas, both 28, were pulling out of the Comfort Inn on Devils […]

New online tool helps property owners recover stolen items

By Christa Wood August 7, 2018 HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The probability of stolen items being recovered is higher now thanks to a new online tool. According to our newspaper partners, the Marshall News Messenger, Citizen Property Inventory System, allows property owners to enter serial numbers in order to assist law enforcement in recovery […]

Omaha pawn shop protocol regarding stolen items

By Karla James July 31, 2018 Husker Head Coach Scott Frost stated he is disappointed and discouraged after someone broke into his Lincoln home over the weekend. At first it was thought that the thieves made off with more than a dozen Championship rings but they were found safe. Many times jewelry and other items […]

Madison Township police using database to track lost, stolen property

By Jonathan Tressler July 18, 2018 Madison Township residents may now use an online database to help keep track of their valuables in case they become lost or get stolen. According to a July 17 news release from the Madison Township Police Department, it began using a service called ReportIt, offered through LeadsOnline, in June. […]

Madison man charged with selling stolen firearm

July 14, 2018 A Madison man is accused of selling a gun reported stolen from a Waunakee home in December. Demarko A. Muhammad, age 22, faces one felony count of theft including a misdemeanor theft — misrepresentation count filed in Dane County Circuit Court. According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 14, 2017, Waunakee Police […]

Suspect charged with felony bail jumping

July 11, 2018 Jeffrey A. Schiesel, 41, Waupaca, is charged with felony bail jumping, concealing stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a child. On June 18, Waupaca Police Officer Diana Flatoff met with a 25-year-old man whose bicycle had been stolen overnight. He said the bike was only a few months old and […]

Man gets prison in $263k jewelry burglary

By Nick Morgan June 30, 2018 A man was sentenced Friday to nearly three years in prison after admitting he filled a duffel bag with six figures worth of jewelry during a Medford pawn shop burglary. Stephen Wesley Bryant, 42, pleaded guilty to felony counts of aggravated theft and second-degree burglary in Jackson County Circuit […]

LCSO: Man stole from neighbor who helped him

June 28, 2018 Levy Co., Fla., (WCJB) – Levy County deputies arrested a man after they say he stole thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash from an elderly neighbor who had helped him out. According to deputies, Jonathan Brotherton, 34, had befriended his neighbor, who loaned Brotherton money and gave him access to their […]

House guest accused of stealing $35,000 worth of jewelry

June 22, 2018 JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A man faces a felony theft charge after police say he stole $35,000 worth of jewelry from a Jonesboro woman’s home where he was staying. Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Friday to charge 22-year-old Levi Hunter Parnell with theft of $25,000 or more from […]

Arrest made in theft of $30K in Home Depot merchandise

By Aaron Barker June 22, 2018 HOUSTON – A man was arrested Friday in connection with the theft of $30,000 in merchandise from more than a dozen Home Depot stores in the Houston area. Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen said his deputies helped recover some of the items that were stolen from at […]

Woman suspected of stealing $11K worth of jewelry and guitars

June 18, 2018 JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro woman faces a felony theft charge after police say she stole and pawned more than $11,000 worth of jewelry and guitars. The victim reported to police on May 18, 2018, that someone staying at her home had stolen several items from her home. The victim told […]

2 served with warrants for home burglary while behind bars

By Samantha Forester June 12th, 2018 WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) – Two people were served with burglary of a habitation warrants on Monday while behind bars in the Wichita County Jail for unrelated crimes. According to the arrest affidavit, on May 17, 2018, officers were called to a home in the 2800 block of […]

Police: Using ReportIt can help victims of theft

By Erin McSwain-Davis June 9, 2018 The Carrollton Police Department is spreading awareness about a secure website via Facebook called ReportIt, which is a citizen property inventory system, and law enforcement is urging residents to take advantage of it. The Facebook site reads that if a resident has been a victim of theft, such as […]

Dane man accused of theft

June 5, 2018 A Dane man faces three counts of burglary, along with other counts of misdemeanor theft, felony bail jumping and obstructing an officer after being accused of entering a home on West Second Street and stealing. According to the criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court, Waunakee Police were dispatched to the […]

Men accused of stealing more than 22,000 pounds of copper wire

June 1, 2018 SAN ANTONIO – Police have arrested two men accused of stealing thousands of pounds of copper wire. During an online metal sales database search for a recent copper theft suspect, investigators came across someone who had sold thousands of pounds of insulated copper over a three month period, according to an affidavit. […]

Free service helps East Ridge Police locate stolen property, find thieves

May 27th, 2018 The East Ridge Police Department wants to help residents protect their belongings while they’re on vacation. The police department announced that they have partnered with Leads Online, which has a system that allows citizens to store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so that items can be identified if […]

City updates ordinance pertaining to pawnbrokers

By Tara Melton May 11, 2018 ALAMOGORDO &endash; City Commissioners approved updating the ordinance pertaining to pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers at their Tuesday meeting. “There’s a program online called Leads Online and it’s a program that’s free for the pawnshop brokers,” said Police Chief Brian Peete. “Our property crimes are driven primarily through drugs. So […]

Alamogordo council backs update to pawnbrokers ordinance

By Casey Torres May 14, 2018 ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Albuquerque city councilors have proposed tighter regulations on pawn shops in an effort to lower property crime rates, and they’re not alone. Last week, the City of Alamogordo tentatively approved an update to its ordinance on pawnshops. The final decision on the ordinance will be made […]

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