Paradise Valley license plate reader data leads to ID of hit-and-run driver

Paradise Valley

Officials at the Paradise Valley Police Department are saying license plate reader data helped track down, identify and charge a suspected hit-and-run driver. On March 21 officials say the Paradise Valley Police Department responded to the area of Lincoln Drive and Desert Fairways on a reported vehicle accident in the nearby area of the intersection. […]

License plate reader hit leads to arrest in Paradise Valley

The Paradise Valley Police Department Thursday, June 9 received a license plate reader hit notification from camera equipment in the vicinity of the Palo Christi and Lincoln Drive intersection. The LPR notification was in reference to a 2000 Silver Chevrolet Impala reported stolen out by the Scottsdale Police Department, a press release states. Officers located […]

Paradise Valley PD arrest 3 with help of license plate readers

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.

First weeks of license plate readers reap results

On June 19, in an effort to increase public safety, the Town of Paradise Valley activated a total of seven fixed License Plate Readers.

As a result of this technology, from June 19 to June 30, the Paradise Valley police officers made three arrests of individuals subject to other law enforcement agencies misdemeanor warrants. Each of the arrestees was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency, stated a press release.

LPR also identified a possible stolen vehicle which had been reported stolen to another valley jurisdiction. Officers located the vehicle and initiated a stop on it and its occupant. Officers subsequently learned that the owner had recovered the vehicle but failed to report the recovery to the originating law enforcement agency. Paradise Valley police made the appropriate notifications on behalf of the owner and had the vehicle removed from the hotlist, according to the release.