(Mt. Home) – A Mt. Home couple and business owners have stepped forward to donate funds to renew the Sheriff’s Office yearly membership and licensing fees for the LeadsOnline electronic reporting system used by law enforcement, pawn shops, and pawn brokers.
The Baxter County Quorum Court enacted an ordinance to require all pawn shops and pawn brokers doing business in the county to record their transactions in the LeadsOnline system. The software and access for LeadsOnline was provided by Baxter County without costs to those business owners. Shane and Debbie Porter of Porter’s Pawn & Bargain Center, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas have generously come forward and donated $2238 to allow the Sheriff’s Office and area pawn shops to continue utilizing this system for another year.
LeadsOnline is the nation’s largest online investigation system used by law enforcement to recover stolen property, help stop Meth makers, reduce metal theft, and solve crimes. The LeadsOnline database has hundreds of millions transactions in their database that can be accessed by law enforcement and participating businesses nationwide.
The LeadsOnline system has proven instrumental in providing evidence to help solve many burglaries, thefts, and break-ins in Baxter County since the Sheriff’s Office and area pawn shops began utilizing it.