Summary: A call was originally received by CargoNet in the in the middle of the night. The CargoNet analyst began working on the incident and a couple days later CargoNet member called requesting assistance with a hostage load situation.  Luz Soto gathered the information and contacted Keith Lewis. Keith was able to get in contact with Capital Expressways and get a tentative delivery date. Unfortunately delivery was not made but after Keith’s suggestions and repeated efforts to make contact with Capital and Luz’s follow up with Fetch the load was delivered.

Summary On 3/14/2013, a stolen trailer and full load of computer accessories were recovered at the a Fuel Station in Linden, TN. The trailer had been dropped at that location after being stolen from Hurricane Mills, TN which is approximately 33 miles away.  Law enforcement was called to the scene of the recovery due to an altercation between 8-9 male Latinos.  The group fled prior to the arrival of law enforcement.  In addition to the recovery, the Detective from  the Humphreys County Tennessee Sheriff's Office assisted in identifying suspects in the theft after receiving photos from the Kentucky State Police after learning of the theft from the CargoNet theft alert.  

Summary:  On 5/18/14, a missing driver was reported to CargoNet. The driver disappeared with a tractor and trailer loaded with portable storage units after his fuel card was denied in Lancaster, TX. Shortly after an alert was broadcasted, the North Texas Auto Theft Task Force called CargoNet and informed that they located the trailer at a gas station in Dallas, TX. The portable storage units were still intact when recovered.

Summary: Last week, a theft of truck tires from Thompson, GA was reported to CargoNet. After gathering all of the information needed the CargoNet Command Center put out a Cargo Theft Alert. Which was promptly received by a Florida Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (AgLaw) Officer.  The officer proceeds to investigate by patrolling through a nearby truck stop where he locates the abandoned trailer and cargo. The officer contacts CargoNet and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with an update on the stolen trailer.  

Following the update CargoNet reaches out to the victim member and notifies them that the trailer and cargo has been located and informs them that the FL AgLaw would like to pursue further via a sting operation hoping to catch the thieves. The member obliges and the officer initiates surveillance. Around 11 p.m., a 2011 white Volvo tractor-trailer connected to the container and left the truck stop traveling south on I-75.  

With the assistance of the Florida Highway patrol, officers stopped the vehicle at the 423 mile marker near the exit of State Road 47 and the two male suspects are immediately taken into custody.  

Following the arrest and recovery the two suspects are taken into custody and brought in for interrogation, when it is realized that the trailer is not coming up as stolen in NCIC. Without an NCIC entry, the police do not have the grounds to arrest the suspects and seize the trailer. The arresting officers reach out to CargoNet and speak with Keith Lewis to explain the totality of the situation. Keith explains that the reporting agency probably failed to list the trailer, due to the fact that is an intermodal trailer (container and chassis) which is sometimes confusing to NCIC Operators. Keith assures them that the trailer is in fact stolen. After speaking with Keith, the arresting officers proceed with the arrest of the two suspects and impound the trailer for safe keeping. In the morning, CargoNet liaisons with Georgia Bureau of Investigation to get the local Sheriff to correct the NCIC entry so the suspects can be charged.

Summary:  CargoNet was contacted by a patrol officer in a city jurisdiction in Ohio. The patrol officer had come across an abandoned flatbed trailer with no license plate or visible VIN.  The officer was able to locate a partial VIN underneath the flatbed, which CargoNet broadcasted along with pictures. The Command Center received dozens of e-mails and phone calls from law enforcement officers in Tennessee, California, Washington, Maryland, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, but one Deputy from Washington State called a contact at the trailer manufacturer and obtained a possible full VIN. CargoNet matched the VIN to a theft claim from June of 2007 and helped the reporting agency return the trailer to the client, 7 years after the unit was stolen.

Summary: CargoNet received a call from an agency working with DHS-HIS requesting assistance identifying a piece of computer equipment obtained by a confidential informant.  Working with the vender, carrier and our broker client, CargoNet identified the piece as being from a FTL theft that occurred in December 2012.  According the confidential informant, approximately half of the load was at the suspects’ warehouse.  The identification of the stolen items has led to the expansion of this investigation into what is believed to be a significant criminal enterprise. 


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