Cancer patient’s home burglarized while in the hospital

“I received a report of an aggravated burglary to a home in which the owners were in Nashville at the time. They were at a Nashville hospital because the mom has cancer and had to have her voice box removed. The family had a family member go check on the residence, and they found a door was kicked in and a safe that was bolted to the floor was taken. The safe contained several items including guns, jewelry and currency. In the safe was a wedding set purchased for the mom by the dad. She didn’t have a chance to wear it because she became sick. I was given a suspect’s name and shortly after searching LeadsOnline, I received a ‘hit’ on the individual. The individual sold several pieces of jewelry at a secondhand shop about 80 miles from where the burglary occurred. I notified the victims at the hospital, and the jewelry was identified as what was taken. The mom cried when they told her the wedding set was one of the items that was recovered. You all make my job easy and keep my customers happy.”

Det. Tonia Norwood
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

New Mexico detective follows the trail leading to the offender

“The Los Lunas Police Department had a call at a local residence for an aggravated burglary where several musical instruments were stolen along with two handguns. A LeadsOnline search for the musical instruments showed that two instruments, a saxophone and a piano accordion, were sold in Albuquerque. The items were recovered which led us to the person who sold the items and that person led detectives to the actual offender of the burglary. A search warrant was served on the offender’s residence where one of the stolen firearms was recovered, the offender was charged for the stolen firearm as well as other charges.”

Det. Sgt. John Valdez
Los Lunas Police Department
New Mexico

Shelby County uses LeadsOnline to track down over 2,000 felony warrants

“I uploaded 2,259 felony warrants into the LeadsOnline database earlier this month. The database does everything based off of driver’s license numbers. Since uploading those warrants into the system, multiple hits have started coming in from all over the country. This gives us an idea where our fugitives are. The hits come in the form of an email showing all the information associated. A hit came in on a suspect who was wanted since 2008 on Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Property, and Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence. This is a Criminal Court Forfeiture warrant, meaning he went through the indictment process and skipped after the fact. The hit showed that he sold sporting equipment at a business in Jefferson City, MO just a day before the search. The record showed he lived at a specific address in Jefferson, MO. The file was reviewed and it was determined that he needed to be placed on NCIC for surrounding states extradition. Jefferson City PD was contacted and they made an attempt at that location. They advised he was no longer living at that address. CLEAR records showed a different address. Officer Skinner went to that location and found the wanted subject. He was taken into custody without incident. We have been receiving a bunch of these hits anywhere from Atlanta to Chicago and as we have the time we are sending those leads off seeking assistance, but this could be a huge victory for us moving forward as this somewhat automates locating fugitives.”

Sgt. Matthew Keaton
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office