EXERT: “…the Sheriff’s Office has reported a nearly 50 percent drop in that particular crime since putting the first readers in the county at the beginning of 2018.
The 30 readers in place now, which only alert authorities to the presence of vehicles that have been reported stolen or are in some way linked to serious felonies, have led to 225 cases which included 348 felony and misdemeanor charges.
They have led to the recovery of 91 stolen vehicles, 62 stolen plates, “and we’ve arrested 30 individuals who were wanted,” Mulligan said.
That included one man wanted for sex crimes out of Missouri.
Those kind of results can’t be ignored, Shoar said, particularly in a fast growing county, where resources and other factors make it difficult to keep up with the need to hire new deputies.”