“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.”
Det. Sgt. Keith Stumpf
Woodson Terrace Police Department
“I work for South Central Arkansas Drug Task Force in Arkansas, spread over eight counties. In the past few months, the guys in my unit and I have seen an outburst in red phosphorus labs and the one-pot method — known on the streets as “shake and bake” labs.
LeadsOnlabs has been a great resource in tracking the cooks. Having LeadsOnlabs in Arkansas is a great advantage. With multi-agency cooperation and being able to track the sale of pills, we have sucessfully been able to arrest dozens of people and seize 11 labs in less than two months’ time. Thanks LeadsOnlabs.”
South Central Arkansas Drug Task Force
“I am part of an 8-person multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force that has jurisdiction in both Arkansas and Texas. We have focused our efforts on individuals that are “smurfing” pseudoephedrine pills for area methamphetamine cooks. With the use of LeadsOnlabs we have successfully been able to compile several conspiracy cases involving an astronomical number of individuals, both the individuals “smurfing” pills and the cooks themselves. Also, during these investigations we have been able to contact other drug task force agencies with information gained through our investigations which have led to several seizures of methamphetamine labs.
Out of all the surveillance equipment, hi-tech gadgets, and other items we use in our daily efforts to fight the war on drugs, LeadsOnlabs by far is one of the greatest tools at our disposal. In fact, we are currently in the process of attempting to get our pharmacies in the state of Texas on board with your system. Thanks for all your work.”
Sgt. Devin Warner
Bi-State Narcotics Task Force
“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
“We had a rash of car break-ins and stolen vehicles. One of the vehicles was recovered in the city of Norwood with a subject passed out inside the car. While working with the Norwood Detectives, they decided to run some of the property that was stolen out of both our jurisdictions.
Eventually, we made the connection that several people were connected in the car break-ins and all participants were heroin addicts trying to support their habit.
We actually had another suspect with the group, but were unable to get him to cooperate. However, we were able to link him to a burglary in Madeira months later, thanks to LeadsOnline, by locating some tools that were sold at a pawn shop in Newport, Kentucky.
At this time, the Madeira Police Department has closed several cases with the assistance of LeadsOnline. It has been a great tool and I am looking forward to using it in the future.”
Det. Eric B. Hoeffel
Madeira Police Department
“I was assigned a larceny case in which the victim reported $11,000 of assorted jewelry stolen from her residence. In her initial report to law enforcement, the victim provided the name of a person she thought may have been responsible. This person, who the victim considered a friend, was known to have once been addicted to illegal drugs and had accessed the victim’s residence around the time of the report. When assigned this case for investigation, the first course of action I took was to run a quick LeadsOnline search. Guess what? The week prior to this incident being reported, our person of interest had visited a local pawnbroker three times in which she had sold numerous amounts of yellow and white gold for scrap. When confronted with evidence against her, the suspect confessed.”
Sr. Inv. K.L. Penley
Catawba County Sheriff’s Office
“I investigated a theft report involving $4,000 worth of camera equipment. The day I was assigned to investigate the report, I logged into LeadsOnline and within seconds had my possible theft suspect identified. I call the pawn shop to verify the camera equipment was still there, and then sent them a police hold. I interviewed the suspect and he admitted to stealing the camera equipment because he has a drug addiction. Due to LeadsOnline, this case was solved within a day of the offense occurring.”
Det. Doug Eveslage
“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
“LeadsOnline showed me where a suspect pawned a stolen $1,000 bicycle. We were able to use this information to verify what a confidential informant had told us and write a search warrant. During the warrant we recovered approx. $10,000 in stolen bicycles. During the warrant we also recovered crack cocaine and 4 stolen guns. The house, we later learned from neighborhood residents, was a new crack house and fence for stolen property.”
Det. Ronnie Morgan
Little Rock Police Department
“Last week I was dispatched to a theft of jewelry complaint. Turns out it was a felony (over $3,500 worth). After dealing with the victim I logged onto LeadsOnline and found the suspect pawned the items about an hour after she was at the victim’s house. In the end, I have a solid theft case and admission of heroin use as motivation for the crime. As an added bonus, the suspect is feeding me info on heroin deals in my jurisdiction to show cooperation, which will help her with the DA. Without LeadsOnline info, the suspect would have told me to pound sand!”
Det. Joe Benoit
Omro Police Department
“A heroin addict stole a number of jewels from his parents, which were later found and recovered at area pawn stores. Once again using LeadsOnline helped with the recovery of these sentimental jewels so we could return them to victims. Thanks!”
Det. Erik Veum
Stoughton Police Department
“I recently investigated a case in which the grandson stole several pieces of jewelry from his grandmother. With the assistance of LeadsOnline, I was able to locate the jewelry. When confronted with the evidence I had, the grandson confessed to the theft and dealing in stolen property. More importantly, he admitted to his family and me that he has a drug addiction and wants to enter a drug rehab program.”
Det. Charles Simpson
St. Augustine Police Department
“Stoughton PD had another success story last week recovering a $13,500 ring!! Heroin addicts stole a ring and made the ultimate mistake of taking it down to a local jewelry store who has recently been reporting to LeadsOnline. Well you can figure out the rest – it was easy… the two are in jail. We have very happy victims, especially after getting an inherited ring back. Thanks once again LeadsOnline!!!!”
Det. Erik Veum
Stoughton Police Department
“Another awesome day for LeadsOnline searches! We recovered 10 laptops and a large screen computer monitor with over $8,000 in recoverable value! Oh, and did I mention the recoveries were from 10 different businesses?! From Carrollton to Haltom City and beyond! Over the last year our complainant’s DEVOUT employee stole laptops to support his meth habit. Once confronted with the inventory discrepancies, he cracked and admitted his transgressions. Would this have been possible without LeadsOnline? Not in a million years! Ten different businesses covering Dallas and Tarrant Counties? Not in a million years! Thank you LeadsOnline and my complainant thanks you!”
Det. Robbie Huckaby
Carrollton Police Department
“Sinclair Community College Police Department was holding a training class on how to use LeadsOnline. During this training, we used a case that involved a stolen tablet that occurred two weeks prior. While we were in training we used the serial number and model number that was provided to officers during the initial theft report. We were shown how to enter the serial and model numbers to see if we could locate any transaction tickets matching the information that we entered. We were also shown how to search for an item by using only partial serial and model numbers. When partial numbers were used we got a total of 15 tickets. While looking through the tickets there was one that stood out to me because it was only a few miles away from our college. We discovered that when you sell an item, the store makes a copy of your driver’s license and puts that information into LeadsOnline. Now having the name of a possible suspect, I determined that the person who sold the tablet was also a student at the college and attended class in the same location that the tablet theft occurred. I retrieved the tablet from the business, and was able to track down the suspect. Exactly one week later on, the suspect agreed to come to the police department and speak with me. After 20 minutes of interviewing him he broke down and confessed to stealing the tablet and selling it to support his heroin addiction. The suspect was arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property. Thanks to LeadsOnline, we solved a theft case in one week’s time. If not for LeadsOnline this case would have never been solved. Thanks!”
Officer Joshua Cox
Sinclair Police Department
“LeadsOnline unexpectedly gave our agency a suspect’s photograph. An undercover narcotics officer came into the Tactical Information Office and asked the other officers to look up a DL photo of a suspect to write five felony drug delivery warrants. Unfortunately, the TIC officer was having software issues at that time. It always seems to happen at just the wrong time. I asked the undercover officer to let me give it a try in LeadsOnline with the hope that the suspect had sold a cellphone to ecoATM. So what you ask? ecoATM are the self-serve green kiosk in malls where customers can sell their used cellphones. ecoATM requires a valid driver’s license, and they also photograph the customer and the cellphone and attach the photographs to the LeadsOnline ticket. When I searched for the suspect I found an ecoATM ticket with a small camera icon. I clicked on the camera and there our suspect was with her smiling face. Since the ticket has the suspect’s driver’s license information and her image, the narcotics officer completed the warrants for her arrest.”
Fort Worth Police Department
“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
“While conducting a drug investigation and after entering the suspect information in LeadsOnline I found that the subject, who was a felon, had sold a Mossberg 20g shotgun to a local business. While serving the warrant for the charge, we located a large amount of cocaine in his apartment. ”
Det. Richard Reece
Lakemoor Police Department
The state of Arkansas, under the direction of state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, deployed LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor in every pharmacy and every law enforcement agency statewide. He says LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor is helping re-shape the way his state fights the war against methamphetamine abuse.
“When the MethMonitor was implemented in pharmacies throughout the state of Arkansas in May of 2008, the results were impressive. I firmly believe that this system has put a serious dent in the meth manufacturing business in Arkansas, and consequently, it has helped reduce other drug-related crime. I hope that other states battling the meth epidemic will utilize the LeadsOnlabs Meth Monitor and achieve the same great results as we have in Arkansas.”
According to the National Association of Counties, and reported by the Meth Project Foundation, the majority of U.S. counties report that Meth is the most serious drug problem—more than cocaine and marijuana combined.
“Our Drug Task Force prepared a search warrant based on a report from LeadsOnlabs. After executing the search warrant, a large group of people were charged with manufacturing meth and several more felony charges. The people ranged in age from 30 to 65. Thanks for the help in the fight against meth.”
Inv. David Edington
3rd District DTF
“I just wanted to let y’all know that this service is invaluable to my meth investigations. LeadsOnlabs has led me in the right direction several times and, more times than not, an arrest or a confidential informant was developed based on intelligence I gathered using the system. I use the information gathered from LeadsOnlabs as a tool to just not get the smurfers buying the pills, but also getting the cooks recruiting the smurfers.
Thanks again for providing us Law Enforcement with an easy-to-use tool that I could not go without now!”
Texas-based Multi-State Narcotic Task Force
“We are a small department located in Gassville, Arkansas, just outside of Mountain Home, and have our fair share of individuals who either want to be a “supply runner” for ephedrine, or entrepreneurs in the profession of running meth labs.
Since being introduced to LeadsOnlabs, we have utilized he information gathered to write and execute approximately 9 search warrants this year in our town, which has led to seizing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, and ultimately arrests with each warrant. We are looking forward to utilizing the other sites your company has provided.”
Jeff A. Shehan
Gassville Police Department
“Lt. James Kulesa received information pertaining to illegal drug activity, resulting in the seizing of an estimated 1.3 ounces of pseudoephedrine in powder form. A set of digital scales and a pill bottle with signs of residue were also seized. Lt. Kulesa and Chief John Staley of the Austin Police Department went to a residence located on Oakridge Road, Austin, at which time the suspects were arrested for the offenses of: Possession of paraphernalia with intent to manufacture and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Lt. Kulesa related this was a case of purchasing pseudoephedrine for the purpose of selling or trading the substance for meth. We were able to confirm information on the LeadsOnLabs program.”
Lt. James Kulesa
Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office
“Lt. James Kulesa, Investigator Allen Marshall and Chief John Staley of the Austin Police Department went to a residence located on Bailey Road, Austin, Arkansas. Based on information from LeadsOnLabs, Investigators were attempting to locate the resident who also had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Cabot Police Department. Receiving no response at the residence, surveillance was initiated. A short time later, Lt. Kulesa received a call from a family member of a 21 year old female who related their daughter and another 20 year old female were in the area of Bailey Road and their safety maybe at risk. The females were in the company of the suspect. Investigators located the 20 year old female on the side of the road, who related the other female was being chased through the woods by the suspect. Sheriff Jim Roberson and additional Deputies responded to the scene. The 21 year old female was located by Investigator Marshall. She had numerous scratches on her body. K-9 tracking teams from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Tucker Unit, responded and initiated a search for West. The K-9 teams located West and took him into custody. Further investigation led to chemicals, glassware, components, and paraphernalia utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine being located and seized from a work shop adjacent to the suspect’s residence. The suspect was arrested for the offenses of; Possession of paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Battery 3rd degree, Fleeing, and an outstanding arrest warrant.”
Lt. James Kulesa
Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office
“We were able to seize a “Red P” lab in operation in Ashley County. This is possibly the first “Red P” lab seizure in this county. LeadsOnlabs definitely paid off in this case. It is not the first time we have used it successfully. Thanks for all that you do and keep up the good work!”
Spec. Agt. Scott Russell
Arkansas State Police
“There I was, just minding my own business. I received a phone call from a patrol deputy. He stated that he had just executed a traffic stop on a vehicle in Heber Springs. The deputy told me that among other items, he found several blister packs and a pharmacy bag with several Sudafed pills in it. I acquired the identification information of the subjects in the vehicle. Through LeadsOnlabs’ MethMonitor, I found that a total five people had purchased the pills at the pharmacy within a few minutes of each other. I went to the pharmacy and retrieved copies of the security video that confirmed that the five people purchased within minutes of each other. Four of them arrived in the same vehicle. The fifth person walked to the vehicle in the parking lot and handed her pills to a passenger in the car.
So thanks to LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor, I was able to charge five people with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. All five suspects ultimately pled guilty to the charges.”
Inv. Sgt. Jack Smith
Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office
“Over the last few months, we have focused our efforts on individuals that are “smurfing” pseudoephedrine pills for area methamphetamine cooks. With the use of LeadsOnLabs, we have successfully been able to compile several conspiracy cases involving an astronomical number of individuals, both the individuals “smurfing” pills and the cooks themselves. Also during these investigations we have been able to contact other drug task force agencies with information gained through our investigations which have led to several seizures of methamphetamine labs. Out of all the surveillance equipment, hi-tech gadgets, and other items we use in our daily efforts to fight the war on drugs, LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor by far is one of the greatest tools at our disposal. Thanks for all your work.”
Sgt. Devin Warner
Bi-State Narcotics Task Force
“Suspect was arrested after he had been stealing jewelry and pawning it. The suspect had meth, scales, and packaging material in his possession. He admitted to selling and told us how he packaged it for sale. He was charged and lodged for Theft by Receiving six times, Theft I, MCS, DCS, and PCS Meth. Most of the jewelry was recovered.”
Medford Police Department
“Lt. James Kulesa and Sgt David Bufford assisted Parole/Probation Officer Kevin Trigg with a home visit at a residence located on Butlerville Road, Ward, Arkansas. Further investigation resulted in chemicals, glassware, components and paraphernalia utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine being located and seized in a storage building located behind the residence. Arrested at the scene was a 19 year old suspect for the offense of: Possession of paraphernalia to manufacture a controlled substance. The suspect had been arrested on the previously for the same offense and on another occasion for other drug related charges.”
Lt. James Kulesa
Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office
“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