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Outcome: Full Recovery & Arrests Made

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.