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Old 09-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #1
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FYI... MI Police and USBattery nab RV battery thieves

Interesting article I received from USBattery...

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U.S. Battery Manufacturing aided the Michigan State Police in apprehending thieves who were stealing deep-cycle batteries from RV dealerships. After more than 80 batteries were stolen from multiple thefts in a single location, the Michigan State Police Technical Service Unit contacted U.S. Battery Manufacturing to assist them with a plan that would help apprehend the suspects responsible.
Specialist Trooper Paul Gonyeau, of the Michigan State Police Fifth District Technical Services Unit, asked U.S. Battery to supply the Michigan State Police with several empty battery cases. "It was subsequently determined that the use of batteries equipped with live GPS units would be the most effective method," said Specialist Trooper Paul Gonyeau. The plan would allow the team to monitor, identify, and apprehend the suspects involved, without alerting them to the presence of law enforcement. "We were able to make the appropriate modifications and enclose live GPS units in the U.S. Battey cases," said Gonyeau. "These units were then put into place at the R.V. dealer and monitored."
According to Gonyeau, it only took a few weeks until the suspects struck again, stealing more than a dozen batteries. Two of the batteries stolen were the U.S. Battery cases equipped with the GPS units. "Within moments of the theft, the suspects were being monitored by law enforcement and stopped within a few miles of the RV dealer with all of the stolen batteries still in their possession. During interviewing, the main suspect admitted to all of the previous thefts," said Gonyeau. "Thanks to the assistance of U.S. Battery, this operation was very successful!"
"We were more than willing to assist Michigan State Police in this operation," says Dwayne Porter, Marketing Manager U.S. Battery Manufacturing. "Lead and other metals have become more valuable recently making battery theft a more lucrative business for thieves. We were proud to be given this opportunity and will always do our part to prevent crime whenever possible."

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Old 09-21-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Our Michigan State Police ROCKS!!!!

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They should have put a explosive device in it and set it off.
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Boy the scum in Michigan doesn't seem to be as sophisticated as the scum in Florida. Down here, break in to RV dealership lots and cause thousands of dollars damage to units while plucking flat screen TV's from them. Within the last year or so, one dealership in the Orlando area had 40 relatively high end DP's broken into and every one had it's television taken, with a lot of damage caused in the process.
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Mustang65 - where in Michigan did this happen? I'm glad our State Police were able to nab those scumbags.
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Their in luck. We just happen to have a couple vacant cells.
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Good Job Michigan!

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That is some creative thinking and good use of technology!

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