Property recovered after Kentucky State Trooper’s home was burglarized

“A Kentucky State Trooper’s home was burglarized. Several items were taken including his uniform, badge, duty weapons, military medals, military gear, and his duty taser. I searched LeadsOnline every day attempting to find any of the Trooper’s items. A few weeks later, I got a hit through NCIC on his duty taser in another state. This resulted in the arrest of two individuals that we were also able to connect to five other burglaries. I was then able to search their names through LeadsOnline, and this led us to more possible stolen items. Most of the personal property from these burglaries has been returned to the victims including multiple guns, jewelry, and other items. At this time, we are still recovering property and other charges are pending.”

Analyst Christopher Daniels
Kentucky State Police
Kentucky

Stolen firearms returned to victim within three days of initial theft

“One of our officers took a burglary report where multiple guns were stolen from a residence. I received this case and used LeadsOnline to locate all the weapons at a nearby business. LeadsOnline allowed me to gather more information on a suspect that I was already looking at. After the victim made a positive identification on the weapons, I tracked down the suspect and was able to gather a full confession. This suspect has committed several thefts recently, and I am pleased to announce that his bond has been revoked, and he will be in jail and off the streets for quite some time. Thanks to LeadsOnline, I closed a case with an arrest and returned all property to the victim within three days. Thanks again LeadsOnline.”

Inv. Michael Kane
Weaver Police Department
Alabama

LeadsOnline re-opens suspended case

“In 2012, our agency took a report of a burglary with several hundred dollars of firearms stolen. There was no suspect at the time, and a preliminary investigation turned up no leads. The case has been suspended. In February, we received information through LeadsOnline, showing one of the stolen rifles was sold in a neighboring county. LeadsOnline has allowed the investigation to continue and will hopefully lead to arrests in our case.”

Detective Shane Jones
Ada Police Department
Oklahoma

LeadsOnline’s partnership with NCIC once again helps close a case

“While I was using LeadsOnline, I was able to match an NCIC hit of property taken in one of our residential burglaries. The hit gave us enough information to be able to tie the property stolen in the burglary, specifically a 22 cal. handgun, to a listed and named suspect. The LeadsOnline system seems to be a very good tool.”

Det. Jerry Hanes
San Bernardino Police Department
California

Peoria PD chills out these A/C thieves

“Using LeadsOnline, Peoria Police identified three suspects in over 16 separate burglaries involving the theft of A/C units from vacant homes. Over $80,000 in damages was committed to the homes, but with the efforts of the Peoria PD and the assistance of LeadsOnline, we have pulled these criminals off the streets in Arizona.”

Officer John Banach
Peoria Police Department
Arizona

LeadsOnline state scrap theft database alerts police to copper thieves

“In Glendale, Arizona, a vacant multi-million dollar commercial complex was burglarized repeatedly, sustaining tens of thousands of dollars in stolen/damaged property. A fingerprint was located and LeadsOnline was used to locate the stolen copper and also develop a lead to another suspect. The suspect was arrested and confessed to burglarizing the property. He pled to jail time for his involvement.”

Det. Thomas Pocknell
Glendale Police Department
Arizona

Suspect confesses to $70,000 in metal theft when presented with evidence provided by electronic reporting

“While investigating a larceny of approximately $70,000 worth of copper occurring over an eight month period from a local manufacturing facility, a suspect was developed in the case. Once the suspect was apprehended in the act of stealing more copper from the business he was subsequently interviewed. After being presented with the data of all of his transactions from selling copper that were retrieved form LeadsOnline, the suspect gave a full confession. After the confession, the subject was charged with 14 counts of larceny and 14 counts of Burglary in the second degree. Thanks to the easy access to LeadsOnline, I was able to quickly gather all of the subject’s sales data, which resulted in a successful interview and confession.”

Deputy Garrett Cash
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol
South Carolina

Suspect confessed to stealing vehicle and scrap metal in Boone County

“A local business in Boone County, Kentucky was burglarized and several scrap metal items and a vehicle were stolen. The crime was reported and the next day we searched LeadsOnline and the results tracked back to one of our suspects. The suspect confessed to the burglary, theft of the vehicle, and told us who the accomplice was. LeadsOnline was essential to the unfolding of this investigation, the recovery of property, and the future successful prosecution of multiple suspects.”

Deputy Sheriff Adam Schepis
Boone County Sheriff’s Office
Kentucky

Arkansas Police benefit from LeadsOnline statewide system for solving crimes

“I recently conducted a burglary and theft investigation and, due to LeadsOnline, I was able to make an arrest and also obtained a confession from the suspect. The suspect had broken into an elderly man’s residence and stolen well over $3,000 worth of property from the residence including surround systems, tools, a handmade bbq grill with wheels, 10-foot trailer, washing machine and dryer, Canon digital camera, etc. Through the course of the investigation, we developed an additional suspect, and his driver’s license number was checked through scrap yard and pawnshops. It was discovered that he sold several of the stolen items in Memphis, TN. The suspect had also sold property to the scrapyard in Osceola, AR, which was also stolen from the residence. Without the use of leadsonline.com, I don’t believe I would have been able to make an arrest and recover any property.”

Det.Corporal Chris Ellis
Osceola Police Department
Arkansas

San Antonio PD catches another copper thief with LeadsOnline

“Using the scrap yard search on LeadsOnline, I was able to locate and positively identify an active burglar who has been hitting the industrial businesses in our jurisdiction. The burglar was breaking into the businesses and stealing copper. Although I was not able to recover the copper stolen in the burglaries, I was able to file on the burglar. The suspect has a lengthy criminal record including multiple burglary cases. LeadsOnline provided photos of the burglar which showed him wearing the same clothing and unique backpack he was wearing when he committed the burglary. FYI this isn’t the first time I have been able to catch copper thieves using LeadsOnline. Thank you for your help!”

Det. Alejandro Martinez
San Antonio Police Department
Texas

Suspect arrested for scrapping and selling stolen property across state lines

“I recently conducted a burglary and theft investigation and because of LeadsOnline, I was able to make an arrest and obtain a confession from the suspect. The suspect had broken into an elderly man’s residence and stolen well over $3,000 worth of property including a surround systems, tools, a handmade barbeque grill with wheels, a 10-foot trailer, washing machine and dryer, Canon digital camera, etc… Through the course of the investigation, a potential suspect was developed, and his driver’s license number was checked through the system. It was discovered he pawned several of the stolen items in Memphis, Tennessee. Morris also sold property to a scrap yard in Osceola that was also stolen from the residence. Without the use of LeadsOnline, I don’t believe I would have been able to make an arrest or recover any property. ”

Det. Corporal Chris Ellis
Osceola Police Department
Arkansas

Using LeadsOnline, detective was able to recover $50,000 in utility property sold and up for auction on eBay

“We were investigating a half dozen burglaries to utility company substations where the suspects stole a large number of power tools and copper wire. Using LeadsOnline, we were able to locate a large number of the stolen items being sold on eBay. LeadsOnline helped us identify the suspects’ eBay accounts as well as complete an inventory of stolen items that had already been sold on eBay and ones that were still up for auction. With the assistance of LeadsOnline, we were able to arrest both subjects and they are now looking at multiple felonies; and we recovered almost $50,000 in utility property! Thanks LeadsOnline!”

Det. Chris Loudon
Lisle Police Department
Illinois

Jacksonville detective consistently and successfully uses LeadsOnline not only to search for property but also to locate suspects

“I attended the LeadsOnline metal theft training in Little Rock this summer. Travis and Lindsay did a great job instructing! Earlier this year I responded to a Commercial burglary at a business in Jacksonville Arkansas. There was a total of $5,500 in metal and tools stolen. I conducted a search on LeadsOnline and noticed a power washer was sold at a business in North Little Rock. The power washer was the same brand that the business reported stolen. I then searched the subject that sold the power washer and noticed she also scrapped hundreds of pounds of stainless steel to a scrap yard in Bryant. I searched the license plate number she used in the scrap yards and was able to locate the registered owner of the license plate and noticed he has scrapped items in the same vehicle as well. I compared the vehicle on LeadsOnline in the scrap yards to the vehicle on video surveillance and was able to get a match. I was able to arrest 2 subjects with commercial burglary felony and felony theft of property, thanks to LeadsOnline. I use LeadsOnline not only to search for property but to locate suspects as well. Thank you! ”

Det. Daniel Sipes
Jacksonville Police Department
Arkansas

Stolen TV is located through NCIC hits

“We recently received a notice from LeadsOnline that a TV we entered as stolen into the NCIC system was recently sold at a local business. The TV was taken in a business burglary almost two years ago! The pawn shop was very cooperative, and we are hoping this break will help us solve the burglary. Needless to say, we are pretty happy with just the notice and will be using this success to encourage all of our residents to keep track of their serial numbers. I’m also certain that this success will keep the bean counters convinced that we need this tool.”

Chief Perry Kingsbury – FBINAA #195
Wrightstown Police Department
Wisconsin

Verona PD recover $4,000 worth of stolen tools

“LeadsOnline helped me locate approximately $4,000 worth of stolen electrical tools, and arrest two individuals, resulting in several felony charges. The recovery of these tools alone relieved the victim business of the hardship that was caused by the theft, and allowed them to continue with their operations. Without LeadsOnline, all of the suspects would not have been identified, and the majority of the tools would not have been recovered. The majority of my theft and burglary cases start by utilizing LeadsOnline! Thank you!”

Officer Travis Wetter
Verona Police Department
Wisconsin

Suspect arrested after stealing multiple vacuums from local stores

“I was informed by the patrol division that a local store in town had reported a suspect for stealing Dyson vacuum cleaners valued at $600 on 3 separate dates. I was also informed by the store loss prevention team that the same suspect had also committed similar thefts at stores in several other towns around the area. I used LeadsOnline to search for Dyson vacuums around the area and located several vacuums sold around the dates of each theft. During the investigation, several suspects were developed from the LeadsOnline reports. I was able to track down several of the suspects to interview them, and they admitted they received the items from a ‘friend’ who had asked them to sell them. A positive ID was made on the ‘friend’ and arrest warrants were obtained. The offender and his accomplice were taken into custody and charged with over 16 felony charges of burglary and theft. The LeadsOnline website was vital to this investigation and a majority of the items stolen were recovered and returned to the store.”

Patrol Michael Bush
Mundelein Police Department
Illinois

Several burglaries solved in Fernandina Beach with LeadsOnline

“I was assigned a case regarding a burglary to an auto repair/auto sales business. Through my investigation, I developed a person of interest. This person was not from the local area, and I had no way of proving he was in the area during the time of the burglary‚Ķ until I searched LeadsOnline! I was able to solve my burglary, as well as several other burglaries utilizing LeadsOnline. The suspect was in town the day of the burglary selling stolen items from a different burglary that occurred in a different jurisdiction. I recovered stolen tools in both my case and the other agency’s case. Thanks LeadsOnline!”

Det. Michael Mazuryk
Fernandina Beach Police Department
Florida

Department stores targeted by high end vacuum thief

“I located a Dyson vacuum that was sold about 40 minutes after it was stolen from a Kohl’s Department Store. Information obtained from the transaction led me to the suspect’s friend, who drove him to the Kohl’s Department Store. The suspect was subsequently arrested for burglary and two counts of felony retail theft. This information also helped obtain charges on the same suspect for thefts in surrounding jurisdictions.”

Det. Shaun Knight
Lake Zurich Police Department
Illinois

Tools stolen from local businesses and recovered

“While working a local business burglary case where tools were stolen, we checked LeadsOnline and saw that a local person sold tools at two businesses in Salina, Kansas. I contacted the shops and went over to look at the tools that were sold to them. At both shops, it was determined that the tools were the same tools stolen from the business. All the tools were collected, and with evidence from LeadsOnline, the suspect confessed and pled. Thanks!”

Inv. Toby Osburn
Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department
Kansas

Stolen gun found one year later with NCIC hit

“On December 29, 2009, I responded to a burglary involving a stolen firearm, a Phoenix .22 caliber semi automatic. I quickly developed a lead and subsequently made an arrest and charged a female with the burglary, however she did not disclose the location of the stolen firearm. Almost exactly one year later, on 27th day of December 2010, the said stolen firearm was recovered in a local pawn shop with the help of LeadsOnline NCIC Hits. Thanks to LeadsOnline for helping take another stolen firearm off the street, and making the community and our police officers safer with the weapon back in our hands and not in the hands of the bad guys.”

Det. C.L. Buttrick
Marmet Police Department
West Virginia

Escaped Indiana convict and burglar found in Minnesota

“In early September 2011, a homeowner was shot in the back during a burglary and robbery. The suspect ended up being an escaped convict who was drifting from state to state. We located the suspect in early October using LeadsOnline. Within a couple of days, the suspect was captured in Minnesota. He is now back in Indiana awaiting trial for attempted murder as well as other charges.”

Det. Sgt. Shane McHenry
Dearborn County Special Crimes
Indiana

Violent offender behind bars thanks to LeadsOnline

“Our county had a residential burglary occur in July where the homeowner came home and interrupted the crime. The suspect shot six times at the homeowner’s vehicle and then left the scene. Our burglary victim was able to provide a serial number today and we were able to verify that one of our suspects in the violent crime was one that pawned the stolen items the same day as the crime. The offender is a member of a criminal street gang and will be brought to justice soon. Thank you LeadsOnline.”

Sgt. Mike Helton
Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office
Georgia

LeadsOnline catches heroin addicts selling stolen property for cash

“Normally I work sensitive crimes. In one case, I noticed a suspicious person selling silver items and jewelry. It was a male subject I was familiar with. Further investigation noted he had numerous cases with suspicious behavior. I used LeadsOnline to search his girlfriend and discovered numerous transactions from the past few years involving the same types of items. After a great deal of investigation, the victims (all elderly), were located and most of the items were identified. The girlfriend, a heroin addict, was sentenced on five counts of burglary and sentenced to seven years in prison. Sentence to commence immediately. Further cases were discovered in other jurisdictions where she worked as a Home Healthcare Provider.”

Det. Patti Crump
Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Wisconsin

There is no honor or loyalty among criminals. Misery does love company.

“Three suspects, linked to over 10 burglaries in a four month period, were apprehended after a residential burglary in which they stole a victim’s purse while she was sleeping. After being awoken to the sound of glass breaking, the victim entered her kitchen to find missing property. She heard the sound of a muffler from a loud vehicle speeding away in the distance. The authorities were made aware of the use of the credit cards stolen along with the purse, and a still photo was acquired of one of the suspects involved. After the photo was placed on a website and in several newspapers, a tip was received as to the whereabouts of the criminal. The suspect turned himself in to authorities and gave up the name of a second suspect who was apprehended and questioned. In turn, he gave up a third suspect from the crime. After running their names through the LeadsOnline database, several items were found. The crooks are now awaiting trial due to the evidence brought forth from LeadsOnline. Thank you LeadsOnline!”

Det. Keith Craft
Houma Police Department
Louisiana

Suspect with stolen credit cards caught by LeadsOnline

“After a series of burglaries, the suspect used credit cards taken during the burglaries to purchase gift cards. The suspect was very careful not to give us a shot of his face on surveillance video when using the cards. Transactions from the gift cards showed that he was less careful using those, giving us a shot of his face. We were still unable to ID him. He also purchased a pizza, and he provided his phone number to the restaurant when he ordered it. The phone was a burner and all normal attempts to identify the owner didn’t work. I ran a search for the number through LeadsOnline and sure enough, he provided this number to a shop in another state. His picture was pulled, and it was a match to the suspect in the surveillance video.”

Det. Michael Costello
Republic Police Department
Missouri

eBay First Responder Service catches boat burglar wanted for nine months

“Our department spent nine months tracking boat burglars up and down the Connecticut shoreline. The suspects had stolen items totaling $40,000 – $50,000 such as expensive GPS devices, laptops, and binoculars. We found many of the items listed on eBay, and using LeadsOnline eBay First Responder Service, we were able to contact buyers which allowed us to positively identify the property as stolen. Because of the eBay First Responder Service, we were able to locate stolen property across the U.S. as well as in the United Kingdom and Australia. Upon apprehending our main suspect, we found that he had been wanted on warrants for over a year, and because of the evidence provided through LeadsOnline, he confessed to more than 30 boat burglaries. His accomplice was also arrested. Without the valuable information and help I received from LeadsOnline and the staff there, this case could still be open.”

Officer Greg Matakaetis
Clinton Police Department
Connecticut

Musical instruments stolen from University music building; Recovered using LeadsOnline

“The University of Texas Police Department was able to recover approximately $10,000 worth of musical instruments that were taken in a burglary from the music building two weeks earlier. As a result of LeadsOnline, we were able to recover the musical instruments in another city and charge the suspect in this case with burglary. I have also cleared another case in which the same suspect was involved as a result information provided to me through LeadsOnline. Thank you, LeadsOnline, for providing me with one of the best systems for solving property crimes.”

Sgt. Donna Maga
Criminal Investigation
University of Texas Police Department
Texas

Multiple suspects charged with felony after $26,000 worth of iPads were stolen

“I wish to express my gratitude to LeadsOnline for all the help given to me in my investigation regarding a Burglary. Taken in this burglary were 63 iPads belonging to the San Antonio Independent School District value at approximately $26,000.00. We entered the iPads by serial number into the Texas Crime Information Center as stolen. We were at a stand-still regarding possible leads to even submit fingerprints to DPS (AFIS) since at the particular point of the investigation, I did not know if the suspected burglars would be juveniles, and their fingerprints unavailable with AFIS. I received notice from “LeadsOnline” that they showed several of the iPads taken from the SAISD in the ecoATM’s, they informed me that they did have several of the iPads on hold and would be sending them to me. LeadsOnline provided THREE suspects who sold these items showing the item, serial number, date and time of transaction, complete description to include a driver’s license and actual photograph of the exchange; all of which is imperative to a criminal prosecution. Based upon this lead, I drove to the residence of one of the suspects and confronted him regarding the iPads. During that contact, I found yet another suspect present who resembled a suspect we were looking for in two other burglaries and a theft. Upon returning to the office, I ran that new suspect on LeadsOnline and found a stolen battery charger taken from the auto repair class at St. Philip’s College and sold at a local business within an hour of the theft depicting the name and identification of the person selling the item. The battery charger was recovered and returned to the owner and a criminal case filed against the suspect. Due to the large volume of iPads taken in the burglary, and based upon LeadsOnline revealing all persons who were involved in the sale of the stolen iPads, I am able to obtain enough evidence to file an “Organized Crime” case, which enhances the charges from a 3rd degree felony, to a 2nd degree felony.”

Sgt. Alberto Marin
Alamo College Police Department
Texas

Electronic reporting instantly reveals suspects and a host of other crimes

“On January 30, at approximately, 11:30 a.m., a burglary occurred in Lake Mexia of Limestone County. After the case was forwarded to me on January 31, I checked LeadsOnline and found one of my suspects selling several items from the burglary by 2:30 p.m. (3 hours after the burglary). This information led to the arrest of the first suspect. This first arrest led to two other arrests. The third arrest took place after the suspect led me on a 20 minute vehicle pursuit. The impounded vehicle, which was used in the pursuit, was the same involved in the Lake Mexia burglary. An inventory of the vehicle opened new cases on additional key players for Possession of Controlled Substance, credit card abuse, Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, and POM. Thank you LeadsOnline! You guys are helping us make a tremendous impact in Limestone County.”

Sgt. Jason Ash
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office
Texas

Suspects use stolen credit cards to buy and sell items for cash

“I used LeadsOnline to successfully arrest two burglars. They were using stolen credit cards to purchase electronics and were turning around to sell them for cash. I knew the identities of the suspects, and I conducted queries on both of them on LeadsOnline. I discovered they were selling a large amount of computer related items. Those items were seized from the shops, and I traced the serial numbers back to the stores where they were purchased. I discovered they were bought with credit cards that were stolen in recent burglaries.”

Det. Jason Cirbo
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Colorado

Lies lead to felony indictment

“The reportee in this case made several fictitious and misleading statements in support of an insurance claim for payment. Specifically stating that the vehicle was burglarized, in which numerous items were stolen from inside the vehicle by an unknown individual. Thanks to LeadsOnline, nearly one year later the reportee was identified selling items reported stolen to the police and insurance company. The transactions also revealed that the reportee inflated the initial loss value by claiming full retail value on items previously purchased at the businesses. The reportee subsequently faced felony indictment for insurance fraud.”

Sgt. Samuel Maxwell
Texas Department of Insurance – Austin Fraud Unit
Texas

Two burglaries, three auto thefts and drug ring busted

“Thanks to LeadsOnline I was able to solve a burglary in my county, a high profile burglary, three auto thefts, and a dope ring that trades meth for guns. Not to mention the thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen property. All because I ran a suspect’s name on LeadsOnline, four different Texas counties are now taking action based on the suspect activity LeadsOnline provided.”

Det. Cleveland Dominy
Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office
Texas

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