Oklahoma detective finds gun stolen four years ago in gun store burglary; ATF recovers gun

“Detective Robert Whittington was given a LeadsOnline tip in reference to a stolen firearm that was located at a pawnshop in Lawton, Oklahoma. The stolen rifle was reported stolen out of Shawnee Oklahoma four years earlier. I made contact with the individual who sold the gun, who advised that he purchased the rifle around four years ago at a gun show and did not have his paperwork showing it. Sherman is in the military and stated he has never been to Shawnee, Oklahoma. I contacted ATF, who advised that a gun store in Shawnee had been broken into, and that the gun was one of many stolen. He advised that ATF would collect the gun from the pawnshop.”

Lt. William Grimes
Lawton Police Department

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

LeadsOnline and Onslow County Sheriff’s Office keep the memories in the family by recovering this navy vet’s priceless family heirlooms

“A 69 year old Navy Veteran in our county was a victim of a felony breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm. The value of the stolen property was estimated at $100,000. These items had been given to him by his father, who has since passed away, so the sentimental value of the stolen items was priceless to him. Most of the items were Military Memorabilia. Thanks to LeadsOnline, I was able to positively identify two suspects, recover nearly all of the items, including a Model 1911, .45 Caliber Pistol, which was recovered several states away. Unfortunately, the Victim had not recorded the serial number, which could have made it nearly impossible to recover. This was a family heirloom that had been given to him by his deceased father, and could not ever be replaced. This was a textbook case, which involved a joint effort between multiple jurisdictions, to include both military and civilian agencies, which all resulted from a lead provided by a hit on a LeadsOnline inquiry. Thank you for all you do to assist us in “Shining the light of Justice on the Darkness of Crime”. ”

Det. Robert Spade
Onslow County Sheriff’s Office
North Carolina

Suspect selling stolen military items identified in no time

“On Monday I was handed a theft case from my Chief of Police. Someone was selling a military item on eBay that was believed to be stolen. I contacted LeadsOnline and spoke with someone on their support team, while on the phone with him, I was able to look up and identify the suspect. Thanks to this search, I was able to identify my suspect and write a search warrant for the suspect’s residence. To top it off, I recovered two of the stolen military items, and the suspect was in jail the very next day. LeadsOnline streamlined the investigation process with the eBay First Responder Service.”

Det. Bob Hayes
LaVergne Police Department