Kalispell police have been piloting a program using the Leads Online police reporting service and have had success with it. Now they are looking to make the use of this system mandatory for all pawn shops in their area.
“We’ve recovered guns, we’ve recovered jewelry and many other items. We’ve identified suspects with Leads Online, so we figured this is a valuable tool. Now, we’re going forward, take the next step and approach council with an ordinance that would actually mandate it,” said Kalispell Police Chief Roger Nasset.
Let’s hope they don’t limit the use of this system to only pawn shops. As we’ve discussed before (here and here), pawn shops are not the only businesses thieves use to unload their stolen items.