White Lake Township Police Recover $20,000 Worth of Stolen Jewelry with Help of LeadsOnline

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Nationwide Reporting Database Helps Police Quickly Locate Stolen Wedding Ring, Recover Additional Property Outside of Jurisdiction

“The electronic database of LeadsOnline really helped get this woman’s ring back.” - Detective Brad Connell, White Lake Township Police Department

White Lake Township PD recently recovered more than $20,000 worth of stolen jewelry, including the victim’s wedding ring, that was stolen in a home burglary. Police were able to quickly identify the suspect with the nationwide search capabilities of LeadsOnline.

“The victim provided me with the name of a possible suspect, and I ran that information through LeadsOnline,” said Detective Brad Connell of White Lake Township PD. “Now that the pawn shops are reporting transactions electronically, it gives us the ability to make quicker and more accurate determinations when identifying stolen property.”

The victim’s home was burglarized and property was recovered approximately a week after the alleged theft.

“With the old system of using mail and waiting for the transaction data to be entered into police records, my case may have taken several weeks to solve, if ever,” said Det. Connell. “The electronic database of LeadsOnline really helped get this woman’s ring back.”

LeadsOnline is a nationwide investigations system used by law enforcement to track stolen property that may have been sold across city, county and even state line.

“Recently in a separate case, we searched a suspect’s name and found she had sold a stolen iPod to a shop at the total opposite end of our county, in Ferndale, Michigan,” Det. Connell said.

More than 85 agencies in Michigan and more than 2,850 agencies nationwide use LeadsOnline to instantly search for stolen property that may have been sold at secondhand stores, pawn shops, internet drop off stores, or scrap metal recyclers, across all 50 states. Law enforcement agencies in 39 states use the LeadsOnline Metal Theft Investigations System, and it has been implemented as the statewide scrap metal reporting and investigations database in Arkansas, Mississippi and Arizona to track and recover stolen metal.

There is an active felony arrest warrant for the suspect allegedly responsible for burglarizing the White Lake Township home. The suspect will be charged with two counts of larceny in building. Information in this release is in reference to White Lake Township PD case number 13-21734.

For more information, please visit http://www.leadsonline.com or contact White Lake Township PD.


About LeadsOnline:
LeadsOnline (http://www.leadsonline.com) is the nation’s largest online investigative system used by more than 4,700 law enforcement agencies to recover stolen property and solve crimes. Each day, millions of items are added to the LeadsOnline database by businesses including secondhand stores, scrap metal recyclers, pawn shops, and Internet drop-off stores across all 50 states. Those records are instantly available to law enforcement agencies. The LeadsOnline system serves as an efficient and money-saving resource for detectives because it provides a cross-jurisdictional, instantaneous, and accurate database that stops criminals from escaping detection by selling stolen items in another city. An official eBay partner, LeadsOnline helps prevent illegal transactions on the eBay website by giving law enforcement access to the world’s largest online marketplace through automatic upload of all eBay transactions into the LeadsOnline database. LeadsOnline also includes LeadsOnlabs, a system for tracking those involved in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamines; a Metal Theft Investigation System designed to track copper and other metal thefts; and cross-checks names of pawn customers against the OFAC SDN list of known terrorists and narcotics traffickers. Each year, LeadsOnline is credited with recovering millions of dollars in stolen goods and solving thousands of crimes that are often associated with bigger crimes, such as homicide, identity theft, and arson. Based in Dallas and led by CEO Dave Finley, LeadsOnline works with thousands of agencies throughout the country, including the New York City Police Department, Chicago Police Department, the Dallas Police Department, and the San Francisco Police Department.

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