$225,000 Worth of Modems, Monitors, and Printers Found
(Frankfort, KY) – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers recovered $225,000 worth of stolen computer equipment this week. The items were found during a safety inspection of a commercial motor vehicle. Items recovered include:
-285 flat screen monitors
-Numerous boxes of modems and other computer equipment.
“Our officers know what to look for out on our highways,” says Greg Howard, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Commissioner. “They are trained how to spot illegal drugs, stolen property and other contraband while keeping our roads safe. The officers did a great job spotting this one.”
Officers John White and Robert Dale, made the stop on I-65 southbound near Elizabethtown. During a safety inspection, officers picked up on several irregularities in the driver’s paperwork, indicating potential problems. A check with the Pewaukee, Wisconsin Police Department confirmed suspicions that the computer equipment was stolen.
Rodolfo Rodriguez, 34, of Miami, was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center. He was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
KVE is working with federal authorities. The investigation is continuing.