Sometimes, you're in the right place at the right time with your ALPR system—like this one officer in Horseheads, NY, who was tipped off during a routine sweep. The incident lead to not just one, but two arrests.
An officer from the Horseheads Police Department was conducting a routine property check at the Budget Inn on Fairport Lane in the Village of Horseheads, when around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, he got an alert from a newly installed license plate reader attached to his patrol unit. A vehicle in the motel's parking lot had been reported stolen from the City of Binghamton.
Adam Crispell, 30, of Endicott was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a Class E felony. In addition, 34-year-old Mindyn L. Marmillion of Endicott was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of hypodermic instruments, all misdemeanors.
Both Crispell and Marmillion were taken to Chemung County Jail—without bail for Crispell, on $1,000 bail for Marmillion. Authorities say more charges are pending.
The Elmira Heights Police Department and Chemung County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.
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