Recovery of $8,000 in stolen metals solves multiple crimes

“During the month of February, I received an influx of reports about stolen cast iron drainage grates, manhole covers and drainage grates found in self-service car washes. I made contact with a fellow detective from a neighboring jurisdiction and he provided a possible suspect name since they were encountering the same crimes. Upon running the name on LeadsOnline, we were able to obtain additional suspect information such as vehicle description, co-defendants and a pattern of suspect’s visits to the metal recyclers. Two suspects were arrested and charged with several counts of Grand Larceny after arriving at the metal recycler with almost 2 tons of stolen drainage grates in the bed of their truck. Upon interviewing them, one confessed to committing the crimes. The total amount of the thefts topped $8,000 dollars and most of the complainants were able to recover their property after it was properly identified. The arrests of these two individuals cleared up several crimes in several jurisdictions.”

Det. Jaye Coleman
Jackson Police Department