1) Crime: Methamphetamine possession, sales and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
Outcome: Police used the NVLS database to pinpoint location of a male parolee who had multiple warrants at large. Suspect was captured with another parolee who had a stolen motorcycle in his possession. Two additional female suspects were also arrested for parole violations.
2) Crime: Homicide.
Outcome: Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit used the NVLS database to determine a suspect’s vehicle location in Oxnard. Location was the parents of the suspect’s girlfriend. The investigators obtained the girlfriend’s cell phone number which led them to the successful arrest of the murder suspect 48 hours after the crime was committed.
3) Crime: Rape/sodomy/beating.
Outcome: LPR technology using the NVLS database was used to track the vehicle of a suspect to a Las Vegas apartment complex. US Marshals apprehended the suspect in the complex and he was taken into custody.
4) Crime: Home invasion where 68 year old woman was held captive for several hours.
Outcome: Suspect fled the scene in victims car which was identified shortly thereafter in the NVLS database. Vehicle was found and the suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
5) Crime: Financial fraud with skimming machines, cloning devices and laptops.
Outcome: Police using the NVLS database were finally able to determine where suspects lived as a known vehicle was identified and traced to a large apartment complex in Anaheim. With the help of the United States Secret Service, multiple suspects were arrested.
6) Crime: Robbery, burglary and access card theft.
Outcome: A male suspect in multiple burglaries could not be found. It was determined his girlfriend had been driving him to some of the crimes and her license plate came up in the NVLS database resulting in the ultimate capture of both. The female was found guilty of committing other serious crimes.
7) Crime: Sex offender not living at registered address.
Outcome: San Jose Police used the NVLS database to locate the suspect’s car on the other side of town and made a successful arrest. This and related parole violations resulted in a sentence of six years.
8) Crime: ID theft.
Outcome: The NVLS database was used to locate the suspect’s vehicle in and around the Chicago, Illinois, area. Within three days, US Marshals were able to find and arrest the suspect. She was extradited back to CA and recently pled guilty to multiple offenses.
9) Crime: Vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries.
Outcome: A neighborhood crime incident led neighbors to provide license plate information to the Riverside police who then used the NVLS database to determine that the vehicle was in a large apartment complex. The suspect was found and in possession of stolen property and arrested.
10) Crime: Commercial Burglary.
Outcome: A million dollars’ worth of heavy equipment and rental tools had been stolen. The NVLS database was used to determine driving patterns of the suspect vehicle. These enabled police to monitor and apprehend a total of six suspects.
11) Crime: Racially-related hate crime.
Outcome: ALPR data from the NVLS database was used to identify suspect’s vehicle and ultimately apprehend him and a female who was an accomplice and witness to the hate crime.
12) Crime: Narcotics dealing.
Outcome: Sheriffs using the NVLS database were able to identify suspects car parked in front of a known gang house that had been linked to various crimes. This helped in surveillance leading to the seizure of several pounds of narcotics.
13) Crime: Strong arm robbery.
Outcome: Culver City police using the NVLS database were able to identify the residence of two female suspects. They got a search warrant for the residence and were able to arrest the two gang members.
14) Crime: Identify theft of veterans.
Outcome: Police used ALPR data base to locate a fugitive responsible for identify theft crimes against ailing and deceased veterans. Around 50 victims reported charges on their credits cards entered with their names. All were from the same Veterans Affairs hospital in California. A suspect, who was an employee of the VA facility fled to the Chicago area. Using the services of an ALPR provider, the police located the fugitive’s vehicle in the Chicago area and she was arrested and pled guilty to the identify theft charges.