Over the weekend, the Prosper Police Department (PPD) apprehended two (2) stolen vehicles with assistance from the Flock Safety Camera Program. Implemented at the beginning of June, the Flock Safety Camera system helps PPD identify stolen vehicles, license plates and vehicles associated with wanted and missing persons.
On Saturday, July 8, 2023, Cpl. Brown responded to the Gates of Prosper after receiving a stolen license plate notification from a Flock Safety Camera. As the Gates of Prosper is one of Prosper PD’s strategic patrol areas to deter shoplifting, he began to check the parking lots for the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was located at a nearby business establishment and was confirmed to be displaying a stolen license plate. Officers made contact with three (3) occupants going to and from the vehicle whose behavior was additionally consistent with “Organized Retail Theft Crews.” Following a field investigation, officers took one individual into custody for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and a warrant. The second individual was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and the third individual with Failure to ID Fugitive/Intentionally Give False Information and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.
On Sunday, July 9, 2023, K9 Ofc. Durden responded to the Gates of Prosper after receiving a stolen vehicle notification from a Flock Safety Camera. The vehicle was located at a nearby food establishment. After confirming the license plate and description matched the stolen vehicle, officers made contact with the driver. After a brief investigation, the suspect advised he had a firearm in the vehicle which he had bought from a felon out of state. The firearm had been spray painted and the serial number was illegible. The officers took the suspect into custody for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Carry of a Weapon.