Stolen Vehicle Recoveries and Arrests Aided by Flock Safety ALPR Technology
Above: Press Release Image | Courtesy of El Cajon PD
In a series of swift and effective actions, El Cajon law enforcement, supported by Flock Safety’s Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology, has successfully recovered stolen vehicles and apprehended suspects involved in criminal activities.
August 21: At approximately 9:56 AM, on the 700 block of Jamacha, officers promptly responded to a Flock ALPR stolen vehicle alert. The alert had been initiated by the communications center. The officers located a stolen U-Haul van at the scene. Two individuals were detained as they were found in possession of the stolen vehicle. While not charged at this time, their involvement in this case remains under scrutiny. Subsequently, the U-Haul van was returned to its rightful owner, U-Haul.
August 22: Around 7:05 AM, the Flock ALPR cameras signaled an alert for a vehicle linked to a felony warrant. The vehicle was traced to the Target parking lot at 250 Broadway. Officers swiftly responded, detaining the driver. The individual, identified as Joshua Martin, with a felony warrant from San Bernardino County for false imprisonment, was taken into custody without incident. He was subsequently booked into the County Jail for the outstanding warrant.
August 23: Utilizing the Flock ALPR system, officers were notified of another stolen vehicle around 12:30 PM. The vehicle was tracked to the Pep Boys parking lot at 201 Jamacha. The driver, Robert Bliss, was apprehended at the scene. Bliss, born on September 22, 1970, was taken into custody and booked into County Jail. The U-Haul pickup truck, determined to be stolen, was promptly returned.
El Cajon Police Chief Mike Moulton emphasized, “As we are seeing crime increase across this state due to ineffective criminal justice reform, the El Cajon Police Department will continue to use every tool available to us to hold criminals accountable who victimize our community. If you drive a stolen vehicle in the City of El Cajon we will locate you, arrest you, and put you in jail.”
The El Cajon Police Department welcomes any additional information related to these incidents. Community members are encouraged to contact the department at (619) 579-3311. For individuals preferring to remain anonymous, the Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477 is available.
Refer: El Cajon Police Department
Phone No.: (619) 579-3311
Note: Flock Safety’s Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology plays a crucial role in assisting law enforcement agencies in identifying and responding to various incidents.