Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers Recover $225,000 Worth of Stolen Computers

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 03, 2004  
Contact Information:  Bobby Clue
Information Officer

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Offi cers recovered $225,000 worth of stolen computer
equipment. The items were found during a safety inspection of a commercial motor vehicle on October 31. Items recovered include 285 flat screen monitors, 109 printers and numerous boxes of modems and other computer equipment.

“Our officers know what to look for out on our highways,”KVE Commissioner Greg Howard said. “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.