Mishawaka, Ind. Off-loading stolen goods at Mishawaka pawn shops just got one step harder thanks to a website that alerts police to stolen items.
“Leads online” is an web service that streamlines the reporting process for pawn shops and allows police across the nation to compare logs for items reported stolen.
Mishawaka passed an ordinance earlier this month requiring these businesses to use the site following its successful roll out in South Bend last year. McKinley Pawn Owner Jeff Durrell says he couldn’t be happier with the move. “It’s an excellent tool for the police,” Durrell said. “It’s instant reporting, they have all of my inventory tomorrow morning.” Durrell says it makes things easier for everyone but the thieves.