ALPR cameras spotted an SUV reported stolen on March 21. A Lighthouse Point police officer saw the vehicle in the driveway of a home, where a man exited the home carrying an object, entered the vehicle, and left the area. Police followed the vehicle to Pompano Beach, and then notified the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) about the incident.
Sheriff’s deputies followed the vehicle onto Interstate 95, where it went the wrong way in the northbound lanes. The suspect abandoned the vehicle and climbed over a fence into a nearby neighborhood. In an unusual twist, the suspect unsuspectingly flagged down an unmarked police vehicle that was participating in the search for him, seeking a ride. The deputy arrested the suspect.
The stolen vehicle and other items, including two handguns, were recovered by BSO deputies.
Lighthouse Point police chief Ross Licata said the NDI-RS ALPR cameras that triggered the events have been tremendously successful for the city, helping the police department make over 100 arrests and recover more than $1 million in stolen property since their installation in 2010.
About NDI Recognition Systems:
NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) is a global provider of automated license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and critical infrastructure security, as well as other market sectors. With an installed base in over 40 countries, NDI-RS designs and manufactures turn-key, end-to-end LPR solutions including mobile, fixed, and covert installations. The company designs and manufactures rugged mobile processors; advanced camera technology, video acquisition cards, and the plate recognition engine; VeriPlate and VeriPark mobile applications;