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In August of 2020, one-year-old Mateo Montufar-Barrera was lounging in a stroller as his mother walked him around their Chamblee, Georgia neighbourhood. But their calm lunchtime walk was shattered when, at 12:30 p.m., a man pulled up next to them in a car, pulled out a gun, and kidnapped Mateo. Mateo’s kidnapping activated an AMBER Alert, a federal system designed to notify as many organisations and people as possible about urgent child abductions. All the investigators had to go on...
On a quiet road south of Ventura Boulevard, two cameras on a pole watch over the road, facing opposite directions. A block away, another brace of cameras sit sentry. Together, they constantly film the two points of entry to a closed loop of public streets in Sherman Oaks. Nearby, on a dual-screen setup in the basement of his hillside home, Robert Shontell pulls up hundreds of snippets of footage captured by the cameras earlier that day. Each shows a car, time-stamped and tagged with the make, m...
Video doorbells and security cameras are becoming more and more popular, but some neighbourhoods are stepping up security with special cameras that track every licence plate going in or out of their streets. Flock safety’s licence plate recognition The cameras by Flock Safety, track every licence plate that drives through the street A person visited a Los Angeles area neighborhood that has installed the cameras at the entrance and exit to their street. “In the last few years, car...
A South Carolina park outside the Charlotte area was experiencing an issue — park crime. Over the course of a month, someone had been breaking into cars in the parking lot, stealing credit cards and personal checks. Police had received eyewitness accounts of an individual checking door handles on cars in the parking lot. But without concrete evidence to link with an identity, police were unable to pursue the eye-witness accounts. Preventing park crime Local police were involved in gathe...
A burglar broke into a home in a Colorado neighbourhood in the middle of a weekday, planning to drive away with thousands of dollar’s worth of valuables. This burglar was familiar with their target. They knew the homeowners were away for the day and knew the neighbourhood had security cameras at the entrances and exits. They were also familiar with the kind of evidence the police need to pursue a case: a licence plate. The burglar removed the plate from their vehicle before driving into t...
According to research, 31% of Americans experienced package theft in 2017. Most prevalent around the holidays, package thieves are commonly known as “porch pirates.” While the term sounds light, police warn citizens not to take the name lightly. “The term “Porch Pirate” refers to thieves who steal packages that have been delivered and left on residence doorsteps,” said Marietta, Georgia Chief of Police Dan Flynn in a message to the city. Licen...
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