Paradise Valley PD arrest 3 with help of license plate readers

Paradise Valley Police Department Headquarters are at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

Paradise Valley Police Department Headquarters are at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department has announced that it made two arrests for misdemeanor warrants subject to other law enforcement agencies using license plate readers during the month of September.

Each of the suspects were taken into custody without incident and were turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency, according to the police.

In addition, the readers alerted police to a stolen vehicle. Officers were dispatched to the area and found the vehicle traveling on Tatum Boulevard, where a felony stop was conducted, the police stated. The driver was taken into custody without incident and the vehicle recovered.

License plate reader technology works by comparing an established list of wanted license plates produced by the Department of Public Safety and amended by the Paradise Valley Police Department against license plates captured by the LPR’s at all locations.

If a match is identified, police dispatch and active patrol cars will be alerted and further action will follow, according to police.

Officers review the LPR information prior to stopping the motorist, police stated in a press release.

The Town of Paradise Valley takes its responsibility to protect the data generated by this technology seriously and has established policies consistent with state law regarding retention, use and release, the release stated.

For more information about Paradise Valley’s license plate reader program visit http://www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us/DocumentCenter/View/3986.

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