City updates ordinance pertaining to pawnbrokers

By Tara Melton May 11, 2018 ALAMOGORDO – 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 […]

Pawn shop owner helps officers nab suspect wanted for theft

By Kelly Wiley May 9, 2018 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – If there’s one thing Greg Driggers doesn’t like it’s a thief. “We have been here 35 years and it’s a stigma that goes along with this business. Everybody thinks ‘how can you take in stolen merchandise?’ Well, that’s not true,” said Greg Driggers, AAA Gun, […]

Stolen guns can bring bigger crimes

By Ariana Garza April 19, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – As the debate over gun control continues, many criminals can already get free guns from people who don’t properly secure their legal firearms. Guns are often stolen from vehicles — some of which are even left unlocked — or from homes during burglaries. Birmingham Police […]

Military gear makes it way through pawn market

By Kelsey Stiglitz April 19, 2018 While stolen goods may come into pawn shops, military gear or surplus goods sometimes come in less than honestly too. A Jacksonville woman has been accused of selling her husband’s military gear. Jessica Ann Rodgers, 29, of Baysden Drive in Jacksonville was charged Monday by the Onslow County Sheriff’s […]

One suspect charged in purchase order scam

By Kenneth Russell April 19, 2018 The Odessa Police Department has made one arrest in connection with a purchase order scam involving the theft of oilfield equipment, automotive parts and tires from several local businesses, with more arrests expected. Kenneth Randall Russell, 32, was charged at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a theft was reported […]

Property crime spike prompts for designated police unit

By Abby Paeth April 9, 2018 Last September, Morgan Leopold, senior in Media, and Alaina Murphy, senior in Business, became victims of a property crime when their house in Champaign was robbed. This property crime was one of 2,223 reported in Champaign in 2017. The number is part of a recent spike in property crimes. […]

Police nab suspects in break-ins

By Corey Davis April 8, 2018 Police have made more than a dozen arrests in connection to a series of break-ins to local homes and business since the beginning of the year, according to authorities. Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department, said 13 suspects have been arrested in connection […]

NW Gold Buyers pawn shop raided by police

By Caleb Hutton and Eric Stevick March 31, 2018 MONROE – On a billiards table in the center of the pawn shop’s back room, police pulled up a white sheet to reveal enough probiotics, Claritin and pregnancy tests to stock a pharmacy aisle. Cardboard boxes full of pills, from Allegra to Zyrtec, lined the walls […]

Rob Gronkowski: Second Arrest Made in Home Burglary

March 27, 2018 Another guy allegedly connected to Gronk’s home burglary has turned himself in and is behind bars … TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported … Gronkowski’s house was burglarized on February 5 while he was in Minnesota for the Super Bowl. Law enforcement tells us 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell turned himself in […]

Police: Most stolen items end up in pawn shops

By Katy Andersen March 1, 2018 BECKLEY/PRINCETON, W. Va. (WVNS) – It’s become far too common, your stolen items ending up in pawn shops. “We inescapably end up with stolen property from time to time,” said Ron Wood, the owner of Flat Top Arms Incorporated in Beckley. Wood has been in business for 18 years […]

Stolen shotgun suspect arrested 9 years after theft

By Camila Orti February 23, 2018 OMAHA, Neb. – A stolen weapon case sat in a filing cabinet with no leads for nearly a decade until there was a breakthrough this week. The La Vista Police Department located a gun and the suspect involved, nine years later, thanks to a national database. Detective Harold Rappold […]

Paducah man arrested for allegedly pawning stolen firearms

By Krystle Callais February 16, 2018 MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A Paducah man was arrested for allegedly selling stolen firearms. On November 11, 2017, two handguns were reported stolen to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. The handguns were stolen from an unlocked car on Fairview Drive in Paducah. The serial numbers of the guns were […]

Helena man charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft

By Thomas Plank January 22, 2018 A 21-year-old Helena man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools. Tyler Thomas Ross Nelson is being charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and possession of burglary tools. Nelson allegedly stole “Snap-On” hand tools, an air compressor and other tools from a […]

Suspect ID’d in jewelry theft

By Andy Morphew February 16, 2018 A man out of Oklahoma City has been identified by Duncan Police as a suspect in last month’s robbery at Payne’s Jewelry. John Dale Bradshaw is wanted in connection with the crime, which was reported Jan. 18, according to an affidavit filed in Stephens County Court. The owner said […]

Redmond repeat burglary, theft suspect arrested again

January 14, 2018 A Redmond man who recently spent five years in prison on burglary and theft convictions was arrested Saturday after a report of thefts from several cars in northwest Redmond, police said. A raid of his home turned up guns, jewelry, coins and other items stolen in recent Bend and Redmond home and […]

NCSO uses online technology to recover stolen property

By Michael Johnson January 19, 2018 HOLBROOK — The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) is using the internet to help burglary victims recover their stolen property. NCSO is using a service called LeadsOnline, an online investigation system used by law enforcement departments locally, statewide and nationally. It’s a property tracking system that documents and reports […]

LeadsOnline reveals over 400 sales in suspect’s history

“League City and surrounding agencies have had several thefts and burglaries of optometry businesses over the past year. During the investigation, I was able to identify a suspect now known as the “SUNGLASS BANDIT”! A check of LeadsOnline showed that since June of the previous year, the suspect traveled the state stealing sunglasses and selling […]

LeadsOnline helps solve string of BB gun vandalism cases

“While investigating a string of BB gun vandalism cases, we were able to trace the suspect’s vehicle to a local Walmart. When reviewing the video from Walmart, it looked as though two college-aged males stole several BB guns and a hoverboard scooters. Loss Prevention at Walmart was able to identify the products, and a search […]

iPad thief is identified through LeadsOnline

“In July, Officer Randall was dispatched to a theft from a construction site. The victim advised he left his iPad on the fifth floor of the site. When he returned the next day he discovered a plywood wall kicked in and his property stolen. The investigator received photos that showed the tag number to suspect’s […]

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