LeadsOnline, the nation’s largest online investigative tool, helps police instantly track and recover stolen property no matter where it is stolen or sold. LeadsOnline also helps Voorhees citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft through reportit.leadsonline.com.
Voorhees, NJ – In an effort to further combat crime in Voorhees, the Voorhees Police Department is now using LeadsOnline – an investigative system that enables detectives to search for suspects and stolen property across secondhand stores, scrap metal recyclers, precious metal buyers, pawn shops, and internet (eBay) drop-off stores both locally and nationwide.
The system equips criminal investigators with the ability to instantly solve crimes and return goods to their rightful owners. Property can be searched using serial numbers, suspect name, item descriptions, or other information. Most searches are completed within seconds. Often, these property crimes are associated with larger crimes such as homicides, arson, and fraud.
Without LeadsOnline, investigators had to undertake a time-consuming process of visiting all the stores in the area, collecting paper tickets and computer diskettes, and manually filing the tickets into a database. Keeping up with the volume of information was costly and overwhelming, and detectives were limited to searching for stolen property within the town. With LeadsOnline, information is automatically collected from businesses each day across the country.
Another beneficial resource that LeadsOnline provides is ReportIt, an online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Voorhees Police encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property.
Should those items ever be stolen, Voorhees Police Department says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
“More than 3,300 law enforcement agencies and businesses across the country are using the system to the benefit of countless victims of crime. We’re excited about the opportunity to serve Voorhees and are expecting great results,” said Dave Finley, CEO of LeadsOnline.
Here are a few success stories:
- A detective in a Seattle suburb recovered electronic equipment, valued at $1.7 million, stolen from a telecommunications company. It was the largest property recovery recorded in Washington law enforcement history.
- Arlington, Texas, Police caught a capital murder suspect when items from the crime scene were sold the same day.
- Fort Wayne, Indiana, Police responded to a burglary call concerning a missing PlayStation. After interviewing the young man who was babysitting at the residence, the responding officer decided to run his name through LeadsOnline. Not only did he instantly find the missing PlayStation, he also found the young man had pawned his fiancées’ engagement ring that had been missing for two days.
- Marion County Police in Ohio solved multiple burglary cases and arrested six suspects in the first hour of using LeadsOnline.
- Jasper County, Missouri Sheriff’s Officers responded to a burglary of a home in which several guns and a four-wheeler were stolen. Six weeks later an investigator doing a regular check of LeadsOnline discovered two of the guns in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, about 125 miles away. The weapons were secured, the suspect was caught and made a full confession, and all of the other items were returned. The victim had his property returned and the suspect went to jail. Detectives say they may never have solved this case without LeadsOnline.
For more information, contact Voorhees Police Sergeant Chuck Fowler (856) 882-1108 or visit www.leadsonline.com.
Voorhees Township Police Department
1180 White Horse Road
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043