I am part of a local police investigative team that has to put cold cases to bed, and solving these cases takes every bit of my thirty years on the force. In those three decades, I have developed a number of unique ways to gather evidence and hunt down those committing crimes and trying to stay off the police radar. This year we were handed a case that needed to be solved because family and friends were fearing this suspect was going to come after them if he was not back behind bars. His ability to disappear and stay off the radar had the entire community on edge.
Inmates at the prison this suspect was last housed at were all well aware that I was there looking for information. These inmates would never risk being tagged a rat for talking to the cops, but I had other plans. Since I knew Securus Technologies has recently updated the inmate call monitoring phone system, I thought I could rattle their cages and then they would go run to the phones and talk up a storm how pissed off they were.
It wasn’t long after I tried to get the inmates to talk to me that they were chattering up a storm on the phones. Many were talking about how if they knew anything they would never talk, but we did pick up of some conversations where two inmates were talking about a common thread between them all. This suspect would take stolen goods to a common broker, and this broker was supposed to be cutting these inmates on the take. That was the only break we had, so we ran with it and put a tail on that fence. It wasn’t long before he met up with our suspect, and we were able to take them both into custody and finally put a close to a very long cold case thanks in part to Securus Technologies.