BOONE CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. recommends online system to help citizens keep track of valuables:
reportit.leadsonline.com helps Boone County citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft.
Boone County Sheriff’s Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, Boone County S.O. says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
“A valuable resource for the public to safely store information that can be retrieved in the event of a property type crime, that will help us better serve the public,” explains Sheriff Moore.
The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property ---- everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
Boone County Sheriff’s Department has used LeadsOnline since 2009 and has reported many successes using the online investigations system. Using LeadsOnline, police have recovered thousands of dollars in stolen property for Harrison and surrounding residents. Recently, the LeadsOnline system helped detectives recover stolen property related to scrap metal thefts as well as assistance in identifying a suspect that had pawned a stolen camera and gun that was reported stolen during a residential burglary in Lead Hill.
Other recovered items have included valuable jewelry, construction equipment, iPods, tools, computers and GPS units. With information provided by LeadsOnline, police track down thieves, develop leads in numerous cases and make arrests.
Citizens can store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft. This record may also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.