While recovering a stolen trailer valued at $8000 and (3) stolen Kubota lawnmowers valued at $30,000. He located another trailer in the suspect’s yard with no marking or numbers. Michael was later able to determine it was also stolen from another jurisdiction. As if that wasn’t enough, Michael saw a 2008 Dodge Charger in the yard with no VIN, titled to a Roper subject. The vehicle was missing most of its major components. After months of investigating, Michael was to establish PC for the arrest of Mr. Roper. Mr. Roper had switched the VIN with a stolen vehicle he was driving and then tried to file an insurance claim which Michael followed through with the insurance carrier and no monies were paid to Mr. Roper.
In the end, Det. Thompson recovered nearly $50,000 in stolen property and made (2) arrest.