Stolen class ring and various jewelry recovered at business over 100 miles away

“After developing a possible suspect on several residential burglaries in our county, we used LeadsOnline to find that our suspect was taking stolen gold jewelry to a large municipality nearly 100 miles away. One of the stolen items taken to the business was a stolen class ring that was positively identified by the owner. Confronted with this information, the suspect admitted committing multiple burglaries.”

Inv. Justin Riley
Howell County Sheriff’s Office
Missouri

Jewel thief, who stole $500,000 in jewels, was found and charged using LeadsOnline

“Thanks to LeadsOnline we were able to track a professional jewel thief across Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa. The subject stole $500,000 in jewels from our county and we were able to make the case on the suspect and get charges against him. We were also able to get a big portion of the victim’s jewels back. Thank you LeadsOnline!”

Det. Doug Henry
Barry County Sheriff’s Office
Missouri

Bowling Green police detective solves 15 year old stolen gun case 300 miles away using LeadsOnline

“I was checking my local pawn shop and I checked the possible NCIC hits on guns. I started to investigate some of the possible hits and this is what happened to a hand gun. A .380 semi auto pistol was sold to my local pawnshop. LeadsOnline matched it with a possible stolen gun hit from 15 years ago out of Bollinger County Missouri Sheriff’s Office. This county is about 300 miles from my location. I made contact with the reporting agency and they were able to locate the original report where this gun was reported as “lost or stolen”. The reporting party reported that his pistol had been stolen or it was washed away in flood water. To our surprise this “stolen or missing” gun was sold to my local pawn shop by the reporting party’s ex wife after all of these years. In less than an hour this 1997 case was solved with the assistance of Leads Online.”

Det. Jeff Kaufman
Bowling Green Police Department
Missouri

Shotgun stolen in Missouri found in Arkansas

“We received a report of a stolen shotgun. The issue was that it was stolen three and a half years before anyone noticed it being gone. However, I ran a check and thanks to LeadsOnline, within 15 minutes I was able to locate where the firearm had been bought and sold by the suspect in Arkansas. Unfortunately, the case was past the statutes of limitations for criminal prosecution, but the victim still has a civil recourse.”

Det. Sgt.Larry Jones
Stone County Sheriff’s Office
Missouri

Perfect timing and a stolen firearm is recovered in record time

“I received a report of a stolen firearm, and used LeadsOnline to search it. While I was doing this, someone from the LeadsOnline team called to check in and see if there was anything they could help with. I told her that her timing was perfect. She took the time to give me helpful search hints. Well, those helpful search hints paid off, because two days later, when I was at home writing reports late one night, I receive an email from LeadsOnline saying there as a hit on one of my searches. Sure enough, I logged in, and it was the missing firearm! Without YOU and your database this would not have happened. One bad guy down and infinity more to go. Thanks again. God bless you 🙂 and as I always say, Be Safe Out There!”

Capt. Mark Brock
Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office
Missouri

Firearm returned to owner eight years after being stolen

“In 2005 the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office took a theft complaint of three firearms that were stolen. All three guns were entered into NCIC. Eight years later, I did an NCIC Potential Hit search and a gun came back matching one of the guns stolen in 2005. I contacted the businesses in Missouri and located the stolen firearm. The shop shipped the gun to the Sheriff’s Office. I then returned the weapon to the owner. The owner was very happy since the weapon belonged to his grandfather. I wouldn’t have been able to recover this weapon without LeadsOnline. Thank you!”

Det. Shaun Goyette
Juneau County Sheriff’s Office
Wisconsin

Guitars and firearms stolen from famous country singer

“I was assigned a report involving the theft of numerous guitars, memorabilia and firearms from a famous country singer. The following two weeks I identified a suspect and through my investigation, identified approximately $25,000 worth of guitars and firearms sold to various businesses in Missouri and Arkansas. Thanks to LeadsOnline, I returned every guitar stolen and several of the firearms back to the owner. Many of these items were very valuable and one-of-a-kind pieces. With the help of LeadsOnline, I quickly identified, placed holds and recovered these items. Without this system, I likely would not have been able to recover all of the items. The amount of hours dedicated to this investigation was drastically cut due to LeadsOnline. The suspect is currently in custody facing numerous charges. Thank you for this website.”

Det. Daniel Smithson
Branson Police Department
Missouri

Missouri police recover stolen guns and solve major cases using LeadsOnline

“LeadsOnline is making me a rock star! I just solved a big case using LeadsOnline involving multiple stolen firearms and unlawful possession of firearms by a felon. While investigating a stolen property case, I discovered the suspect sold several stolen guns to a local shop. The suspect admitted he stole the guns from a family member and sold them. I made contact with the family member, and she could not believe it. The family member pressed charges, and her guns were returned to her. I would not have solved this case if it was not for LeadsOnline! This is the second time within a couple of months I have solved a major case by using LeadsOnline. Thank you for making me look good!”

Det. Tony Perkins
Boone County Sheriff’s Department
Missouri

Man charged with three felonies thanks to LeadsOnline

“In November, an 88-year-old World War II veteran had numerous power tools and a shotgun stolen from his home. The suspect was performing repairs on the house and had befriended the man. A search through LeadsOnline showed the suspect had sold the tools and shotgun at two local businesses. The suspect subsequently confessed when confronted with the information from LeadsOnline and video from the business. The man was charged with three felonies, including being a felon in possession of a firearm. All of the stolen items were returned to the victim.”

Sgt. Nathan Mulch
Liberty Police Department
Missouri

Missouri Police use electronic scrap metal database to solve battery thefts

“I was investigating several reports of batteries being stolen from vehicles in the Springfield, Missouri area. Upon obtaining a possible suspect name, I searched her name in LeadsOnline, and I was able to determine she had sold several batteries to a local “scrap yard” in the date range of the thefts of the batteries. I interviewed the suspect, and she confessed to stealing the batteries and selling them. The suspect also admitted her boyfriend was involved in stealing batteries and selling them. I searched his name in LeadsOnline and found he was selling several batteries as well. During the interview with him, he confessed to stealing batteries and selling them for cash to a scrap yard. Although I was unable to recover the stolen batteries, I was able to charge two suspects with Felony Stealing.”

Cpl. Jeremy Anderson
Springfield Police Department
Missouri

LeadsOnline proves invaluable to Missouri police

“Our officers responded to an apartment complex after tools were reported stolen. The theft was a felony amount, and they suspected a former employee. During my investigation, I used LeadsOnline and located the same tools that had been pawned. The investigation revealed their suspicions were accurate. The former employee pawned the tools because he was homeless and living out of his car. Because of LeadsOnline, I was able to place a hold on the items and recover them for the victim. The suspect was taken into custody, and provided a full confession when confronted with all of the facts, including the LeadsOnline record! The property was returned to the victim. Using LeadsOnline, I was able to clear a case, obtain a confession, have warrants issued, and return the stolen items to the victim, all within two days! LeadsOnline proved invaluable in this case!”

Det. Geoffrey Schultz
Creve Coeur Police Department
Missouri

Suspect uses an alias to charge rented power tools to company account and sell them for cash

“Well I don’t claim to be a Rock Star, but I do have a success story. This is actually a traveling theft suspect who was identified through LeadsOnline. He would go to equipment rental businesses and pose as an employee of a well-known construction business. He would then rent a saw or another expensive tool and have the rental company place the item on the business account. He would fail to bring the equipment back and then pawn the equipment at a local secondhand shop. Investigators had success with tracking his thefts via LeadsOnline. The suspect is a parolee and has numerous warrants from Kansas for violation of his parole and theft. He has committed these thefts in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. This would not have been determined if it weren’t for Leads. Y’all are the Rock Stars!”

Det. Daniel Robbins
Fayetteville Police Department
Arkansas

Violent home invasion, sexual assault solved via LeadsOnline

“A man and a woman were asleep in the living room of their home in Kansas City, Missouri when they awoke to two men in their house. The two victims were pistol whipped, tied up, and the woman raped. The two male suspects took a TV, jewelry, Xbox, and other items from the house after raping and beating the victims. A detective assigned to the case contacted me and asked me to search the LeadsOnline database to see if any of the stolen articles had been taken to a pawnshop. I searched LeadsOnline and located the stolen property in two pawnshops. I responded to the pawnshops, photographed the property, and obtained the names of the suspects and video surveillance of the items being pawned. The suspects were then identified because they had used their identification to pawn the property.

Identifying the suspects of this heinous crime would have been nearly impossible without having the capability to instantly check all of the pawnshop transactions and locate the stolen items taken from this crime, which having LeadsOnline provides me.”

Det. Jeffery Mehrer
Kansas City Police Department
Missouri

Out of state crook couldn’t hide with the help of LeadsOnline

“We had an incident involving a male subject pulling a handgun on a female subject and he threatened to shoot. I was able to locate an address for him and his family in Lenexa, KS via LeadsOnline thanks to him and his mother having sold items at a business in Lenexa within the past year or so. Lenexa Police Department was able to locate him and his vehicle there at the Lenexa address, taking him into custody on a felony warrant for him. A quick search in LeadsOnline greatly helped in locating the suspect.”

Det. Adam Blankenship
Carthage Police Department
Missouri

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
Tennessee

Time to fess up

“I was able to arrest a subject last week after recovering over 15 items on LeadsOnline.

The suspect started using ‘crack’ about six months ago and to support his habit he stole jewelry, guns, video games and several other items from neighbors and family members. With the help of LeadsOnline, I recovered almost all of the stolen items.

I was also able to get a confession once I showed [the suspect] the pawn tickets from your system. As a result, warrants were issued yesterday.”

Thank you.”

Det. Sgt. Keith Stumpf
Woodson Terrace Police Department
Missouri

Stolen camcorder and a drug bust

“A month ago, LeadsOnline helped me in a theft from a vehicle investigation. My victim reported leaving his vehicle unlocked while he was at a bar celebrating the birth of his new son — he said his wife and new son were at the hospital recuperating…

I quickly found my victim’s Canon camcorder pawned with the assistance of LeadsOnline. I arrested the guy that pawned it. He admitted stealing the camcorder. However, the suspect told me that my victim was not telling the truth about where the camcorder was stolen.

The victim admitted that he and the suspect went to a drug house to get high.”

Det. Scott R. Worth
Creve Coeur Police Department
Missouri

LeadsOnline used to find crime traveler in Georgia

“The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office received an unusual telephone call reporting narcotics related activity in a neighborhood. The caller, as it turns out, gave false information about himself and his motive for calling. The suspect, “John Smith”, had purported himself as an undercover police officer resulting in this agency signing a warrant for his arrest for “Impersonation of a Police Officer.” John Smith learned of the warrant through his girlfriend who ran from law enforcement in order to assist John Smith in eluding police contact. During the investigation, it was learned John Smith had a habit of stealing television sets from motels in one location then pawning same in another location away from the first. With the usage of LeadsOnline, this agency was able to locate the areas of where Smith had recently been. Pawn shops from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri that participate in your program enabled this agency to keep up with our suspect then eventually leading to his capture in the State of Georgia. Your LeadsOnline program is an invaluable tool that should be available on every investigator’s desktop.”

Sgt. J.F. Steele
Autauga County Sheriff’s Office
Alabama

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

University police department finds stolen musical instruments and electronics

“I got a one month free trial of LeadsOnline and ran all the serial numbers of stolen items over the past year. I found that a stolen digital camera had been sold. After the arrest of the person who sold the camera, I traced it back to a custodian at the University who had been working in the area of the theft. I then started checking people that I had arrested in the past, including students, staff and people from off campus. As a result I found that a music student had pawned three tubas at different pawn shops over a six month period. When I checked with the Music Department, they discovered they were missing the three tubas. The tubas were valued at $3000.00 each. The tubas were recovered and the student confessed. As a result of the recovery of the camera and $9000 of University property, I was able to get LeadsOnline in our budget.
Thank you for the free one month trial!”

Det. Tony Griemel
University of Missouri at St. Louis Police Department
Missouri