Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC)
Located in Springfield, Missouri
(417) 883-4383
Serving Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as Canada

MOCIC 2016 State Impact Sheets
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What Law Enforcement is Saying About MOCIC

“This camera was a wonderful tool in our investigation. Being able to review days of footage was very helpful and captured activity that would have been missed.”

—Detective Alex Cady
Hennepin County, Minnesota, Violent Offenders Task Force

“MOCIC has been a great resource for clearing my identity theft cases. Victims in other states contact the Department of Transportation asking for assistance when clearing their names to allow them to get a driver’s license in their home state. The MOCIC staff provides information that allows me to finish investigations with precision.”

—Investigator Don Sharr
Iowa Department of Transportation

“The MOCIC staff did an awesome job, and their work was helpful in securing a conviction in a homicide. I have been proud to be involved with MOCIC for many years. MOCIC has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion. You have helped on so many cases that, without your assistance, we would not have been able to successfully prosecute.”

—Sheriff Paul Milbrath
Jefferson County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office

“I am finding MOCIC to be an asset and a valuable tool in my investigations. I will be using MOCIC in future investigations, guaranteed.”

—Investigator Steve Wuebben
Yankton County, South Dakota, Sheriff’s Office

“There have been several cases where the positive identification of offenders would not have been possible without the work of MOCIC.”

—Downers Grove, Illinois, Police Department

“Without the work of MOCIC, who knows if we ever would have identified this out-of-state sex offender.”

—Detective Corporal Scott Bagley
Richmond, Missouri, Police Department

“The prosecutors loved the charts you put together for our robbery investigation. What a great resource to have!”

—Detective Josip Sabol
Sauk County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office

“The MOCIC staff was quick to provide all of the reports that I needed on an identity theft suspect, as well as a contact for an ex-spouse, who confirmed information about the suspect. Thanks to the MOCIC staff for always doing an excellent job and helping me with my cases. I try to start most of my fraud cases using MOCIC intelligence information. The MOCIC staff really helps in providing more pieces of the puzzle so that we can start putting things together.”

—Investigator Donald Sharr
Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection
Iowa Department of Transportation

“Both pieces of equipment were vital to our investigation. We could not have made the case without them.”

—Sheriff Darrin Reed
Ozark County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office

“If it were not for the MOCIC confidential funds provided to our agency, we would not have been able to conduct this investigation and stop this crime ring. Thanks again for helping us keep our communities safe and supporting the mission of law enforcement. We could not have done it without MOCIC.”

—Detective Jason Olson
Barron County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office
“I had not used MOCIC’s intelligence research services until being hit with a number of
re-encoded credit card cases in which my suspects were clearly from out of the area. The help I received from MOCIC has been wonderful, and I will definitely continue to use their services!”

—Investigator Jackie Gleiss
Appleton, Wisconsin, Police Department

“The map prepared by the MOCIC analyst will be a great asset at trial. He was incredibly professional and helpful throughout the entire process. I have requested assistance from MOCIC on a number of occasions and have not been disappointed.”

—Detective Anthony Golden
Alexandria, Minnesota, Police Department

“I would like to thank MOCIC for help in resolving a reckless homicide case. The analyst’s work was instrumental in locating the suspect and placing him with the victim. The analyst’s charting was very easily presented to a jury, the suspects, and the defense counsel. If something is not easily explained or identifiable, it makes trial and pretrial issues difficult.”

—Detective Pete Vergos
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office

“The information that the MOCIC staff found confirmed that this was our suspect. Thanks again for going above and beyond.”

—Deputy Steve Haas
Black Hawk County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office

“The MOCIC analytical staff put my financial evidence in a manageable and presentable format in a manner that went beyond my expectations. The charts and graphs clearly show how significant this loss was and how clearly these people took advantage of the elderly victim.”

—Detective John Harrison
Pittsburg, Kansas, Police Department

MOCIC 2017 Success Stories

Analytical Services

Arson: The Missouri Division of Fire Safety contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in an arson investigation. Authorities were investigating a number of fires that had been set in vacant homes in a three-county area. The MOCIC staff created analytical products, including maps, that assisted in the investigation. During their interview, two of the suspects stared directly at the maps. When one of the suspects saw his name on the map, he confessed and provided information about additional suspects. Additional related fires were also identified during this interview.

Attempted Murder and Arson: The Stoddard County, Missouri, Prosecutors Task Force contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in an investigation involving attempted murder and arson. The suspect was accused of plotting to kill his wife by burning down their home. The suspect paid two accomplices to burn down the house for a fee that was dependent on the outcome of the fire. One accomplice said that they had been promised one fee if the house burned and another if the suspect’s wife died in the fire. The accomplices used gasoline to set fire to the house while the suspect’s wife was sleeping. She was awakened by the fire and escaped. The MOCIC staff prepared analytical reports and products that showed both telephone and text communications between the suspect and an accomplice on the night of the fire. The suspect was found guilty of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson, and armed criminal action. He was also found guilty of financial exploitation of the elderly for taking more than $85,000 from his mother to pay personal bills.

Homicide and Arson: The Chicago, Illinois, Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a homicide and arson investigation. The suspects, who were posing as city workers, had entered a home, killed a victim, and subsequently burned the house down. The MOCIC staff mapped the records of a number of related cell phones, assisting the authorities in determining the locations of those involved in the criminal activity and allowing them to successfully present the case for charging and prosecution.

Homicide: The Jefferson County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a homicide investigation. The MOCIC analyst prepared a crime scene diagram in both large- and small-scale format that was used in the successful prosecution of the defendant. Jefferson County authorities said the work of the MOCIC staff was helpful in securing the conviction.

Homicide: The Missouri Attorney General’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a homicide prosecution. Authorities believed that the suspect had met the 15-year-old victim, transported her to a house and, after using meth, choked her during a sexual encounter. The suspect then had wrapped the victim’s body and dumped it in a lake. The MOCIC staff prepared charts, maps, and other courtroom exhibits related to the suspect’s cell phone use and testified in court relative to those exhibits. The prosecutor praised the work of the MOCIC staff and said that the testimony was an essential part of the case. The jury deliberated only two hours before finding the suspect guilty of second-degree murder, statutory rape, tampering with evidence, and abandonment of a corpse. Prior to trial, two other suspects pled guilty to related charges, including endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy to commit statutory sodomy.

Homicide: The Pierce County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a missing persons case, which developed into a homicide investigation. The victim had been reported missing after a fight with his live-in girlfriend, who was questioned about the victim’s location. Authorities discovered that the girlfriend lied to them about the last time she had seen the victim. Authorities searched the girlfriend’s home and located several phones that were connected to the case. The suspect ultimately confessed that she shot the victim in self-defense and had packaged his body and belongings in wreath boxes that she kept on her property, subsequently transporting them to Illinois. There she met with a male friend, who took the boxes and disposed of them. Authorities learned the identity of this friend and located the wreath boxes in Kentucky, one of which contained the victim’s body. Information obtained by using a Global Positioning System (GPS) vehicle tracker on a suspect’s vehicle and the analysis of cell phones belonging to the victim and two suspects enabled the MOCIC staff to create maps, timelines, and other analytical products. The phones alone contained more than 50,000 text and e-mail messages. In addition to assisting authorities in locating the victim’s body, the MOCIC staff helped authorities demonstrate that the suspects had met two days prior to the killing. The female suspect ultimately pled guilty to aggravated battery, and a jury convicted her of hiding a corpse. The male suspect pled guilty to charges related to hiding a corpse.

Reckless Homicide: The Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a reckless homicide investigation. The victim overdosed on heroin distributed to him by the suspect. The MOCIC staff prepared analytical products relative to the suspect’s cell phone use. The investigator said that the analyst’s work was instrumental in locating the suspect and placing him in the vicinity of the victim. The suspect ultimately pled guilty to first-degree reckless homicide.

Burglary: The Blair, Nebraska, Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. Authorities were investigating three burglaries that had occurred at two car dealerships and a service business. Two suspects were identified. The MOCIC staff created a map that placed the suspects at the scenes of the burglaries at the times they occurred. An arrest warrant was issued for one suspect, who is currently in custody in another jurisdiction. The second suspect turned himself in, and charges were dropped because of his cooperation. The investigating officer complimented the MOCIC staff’s work and communication throughout the process. He also advised that the prosecutor was impressed with the map created by the MOCIC staff.

Armed Robbery/Burglary/Assault: The Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in three separate and unrelated investigations. In an armed robbery investigation, the MOCIC staff provided analytical products relative to the suspect’s cell phone use, including a map that showed the location of the suspect’s cell phone in relation to the robbery location. After showing the map to the defense attorney, the suspect pled guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison. In a burglary investigation, the MOCIC staff prepared maps and charts that established that two suspects were in the area of a burglary during the time frame when it occurred. Both suspects were convicted. In an assault investigation, the suspect’s girlfriend denied being in the suspect’s car at the time of the assault. The MOCIC staff prepared a map that demonstrated that the suspect’s cell phone was in the area of the assault. When confronted with the cell phone information, the suspect’s girlfriend admitted that she was in the car and thoroughly explained what happened. As a result, authorities charged the suspect.

Child Sexual Assault: The Wausau, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in an investigation of a child sex assault. The female child victim was a runaway. While she was looking for a place to stay, the victim used a social media site to communicate with the suspect and eventually met the suspect in Wausau. The victim reported that the suspect had given her prescription drugs and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was collected from the victim’s clothing. The suspect initially denied contact with the victim and created elaborate alibis. The suspect ultimately admitted to portions of the assaults when confronted with the DNA evidence. The MOCIC staff created a statement analysis graph showing the false statements and the eventual admissions made. The suspect pled guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison, nine years of direct supervision following release, and lifetime registration as a sex offender. The judge said he specifically considered the lies told by the suspect in rendering his verdict.

Elderly Financial Exploitation: The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in an elder abuse investigation. The suspect was the elderly victim’s daughter, who held her power of attorney. Authorities believed that the suspect had embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the victim and had fraudulently received thousands more in Nebraska Medicaid benefits for the victim, who resided in Nebraska. MOCIC conducted a financial analysis that assisted authorities in identifying the extent of the embezzlement and other evidence of criminal activity. The suspect pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of property in trust.

Analytical/Deconfliction/Equipment/Information Sharing Services

Arson: The Missouri Division of Fire Safety contacted the MOCIC staff for assistance in an arson investigation. Specialized surveillance equipment was borrowed from MOCIC to monitor the scene of the crime and document evidence of criminal activity. The MOCIC analytical staff provided maps depicting the crime scene areas. The Missouri Division of Fire Safety also conducted event deconfliction using the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe). During the deconfliction process, authorities authorized an intelligence inquiry related to the suspect, which revealed that this suspect was the subject of an unrelated investigation, allowing valuable information to be shared among all involved agencies.

Analytical/Digital Forensics Services

Burglary: The Union County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC staff for assistance in a burglary investigation in which the suspect had burglarized a tavern and a vehicle. The MOCIC analytical staff prepared a timeline map, and the digital forensics staff recovered a surveillance video from a digital video recorder (DVR) that the suspect had destroyed. The suspect pled guilty to two counts of burglary and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Analytical/Equipment/Intelligence Research Services

Bank Robbery: The Creve Coeur, Missouri, Police Department contacted MOCIC for assistance in a bank robbery investigation. Authorities were investigating two suspects believed to have been involved in recent bank robberies. The MOCIC intelligence research staff provided information that assisted authorities in determining the ownership of a vehicle believed to have been used in the robberies, linking the suspects to the vehicle. The MOCIC staff also provided valuable contacts for other pertinent information. The MOCIC analytical staff prepared maps of the robbery locations and other analytical products related to the investigation. Authorities borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment that assisted them in capturing evidence of criminal activity and in the ultimate arrests of both suspects.

Analytical/Intelligence Research Services

Burglary: The Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Police Department contacted the MOCIC staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. Authorities had telephone records for a target number associated with the suspect. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained subscriber information for numbers called. The MOCIC analytical staff prepared analytical products that plotted cell tower locations and mapped the burglary locations. The suspect pled guilty to charges of residential burglary and aggravated identity theft and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Burglary: The Union County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. Authorities had electronic records pertaining to the suspect’s cell phone. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying phone subscribers. The MOCIC analytical staff created maps, charts, and other analytical products based on those records to document calls and call locations. As a result of the investigation, a suspect confessed and was arrested.

Cold Case Homicide: The DuPage County, Illinois, State’s Attorney contacted the MOCIC intelligence research and analytical staff for assistance in a cold case homicide. A suspect in the homicide, which occurred in 1985, was identified through DNA and arrested years later. The MOCIC staff provided background information on the suspect and created an electronic workbook to assist the agency in organizing and managing the large volume of information gathered in this investigation.

Fraud: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, in Missouri contacted the MOCIC staff for assistance in a complex fraud investigation. Authorities believed that a day care facility was fraudulently billing a federal grant program that provided child care services to low-income families for more hours and children than actually attended the facility. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained information related to involved suspects and businesses. The MOCIC analytical staff created link charts that assisted authorities in coordinating the investigation and presenting the case to prosecutors. Two individuals were indicted.

Confidential Funds Services

NOTE: This is an update to a success story previously reported in the 2nd Quarter of 2016.
Theft/Narcotics: The Barron County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office used MOCIC confidential funds to assist in a theft and narcotics investigation. Locations in Barron County experienced a large volume of thefts during a three-month period. These thefts included high-dollar items, such as power sport and lawn equipment. The suspects in these thefts were many of the same suspects who had been identified in a previous investigation in which stolen items were given to a Minnesota suspect in exchange for meth. Authorities conducted controlled buys of meth using MOCIC’s confidential funds. Authorities said that MOCIC’s assistance played a significant role in stopping a large, multijurisdictional theft ring that involved two states and several counties, as well as a large-quantity meth dealer. The case was ultimately prosecuted in Minnesota, and one defendant pled guilty to narcotics-related charges and was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Equipment Services

Narcotics: The Hennepin County, Minnesota, Violent Offender Task Force borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to document criminal activity involving the sale and distribution of methamphetamine. As a result of the investigation, 14 suspects were arrested and authorities seized narcotics, vehicles, and currency valued at more than $85,000.

Narcotics: The Ozark County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in two separate narcotics investigations. The first investigation involved an indoor marijuana grow. Authorities used the equipment to help identify suspected drug dealers and obtain evidence for a search warrant. As a result of the investigation, authorities arrested four people, obtained four additional indictments, and seized vehicles, real property, weapons, and narcotics valued at more than $135,000. In the second investigation, authorities used MOCIC equipment to capture a photo of a suspect in a marijuana patch and obtain a search warrant.

Narcotics: The Langlade County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a narcotics investigation. The equipment assisted authorities in obtaining evidence of criminal activity. As a result of the investigation, authorities arrested one individual and seized marijuana and related paraphernalia, valued at more than $4,000.

Narcotics and Vandalism: The Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized equipment for use in a vandalism and narcotics investigation. Authorities used the equipment to document evidence of criminal activity. Authorities arrested one individual and seized marijuana and cocaine, valued at more than $100,000.

Theft: The Deerfield, Illinois, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a theft investigation. Authorities were investigating a reported employee theft in a common area at an assisted living facility. The MOCIC equipment captured images of an employee searching through coworkers’ purses and taking jewelry from elderly residents’ rooms. As a result of the investigation, a suspect was arrested and authorities recovered $400 worth of stolen jewelry.

Burglary: The Boone County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a burglary investigation. Authorities believed that two suspects were involved in a number of home burglaries and smash-and-grab burglaries in residential care facilities throughout Iowa. In nearly all of the incidents, a vehicle owned by one of the suspects was used. The MOCIC equipment assisted authorities in tracking the suspect’s vehicle and obtaining evidence of criminal activity. As a result of the investigation, three individuals were arrested and authorities seized equipment, tools, and name-brand purses valued at nearly $9,000.

Burglary: The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a burglary investigation. Authorities were investigating a burglary at a retail store that sold cell phones and other communications technology. The MOCIC equipment was used to capture evidence of criminal activity. As a result of the investigation, six people were arrested and authorities seized eight computer tablets, valued at $5,000.

Prostitution and Human Trafficking: The Grand Chute, Wisconsin, Police Department (GCPD) borrowed MOCIC specialized equipment to use in an investigation involving human trafficking and prostitution. Equipment owned by the GCPD was malfunctioning, and they needed to borrow similar equipment so its investigation could move forward. As a result of the investigation, 12 individuals were arrested.

Illegal Baiting: The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks borrowed MOCIC specialized equipment for use in an investigation involving the discovery of illegal baiting of waterfowl. The equipment was used to determine the scope of the illegal activity. As a result of the investigation, three people were indicted and authorities seized more than one dozen weapons and waterfowl, valued at more than $17,000.

Homicide: The Minot, North Dakota, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a homicide investigation that had been ongoing since 2015. The main suspect in the homicide was tried and convicted in 2016 and is currently serving a life sentence. The MOCIC equipment assisted authorities in documenting evidence of criminal activity of a coconspirator in the homicide and an attempted escape by the main suspect. The coconspirator was subsequently arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.

Event Deconfliction

Narcotics: The East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force in Minnesota used RISSafe in a large drug trafficking investigation. The investigation was conducted throughout the state of Minnesota. Task force authorities were preparing to conduct surveillance on a location. They entered that information into RISSafe and were immediately notified by Minnesota RISSafe Watch Center staff that their operation had generated a conflict with a federal agency. Officers communicated and coordinated their investigations, both of which involved a common suspect.

Narcotics: The Southwest Metro Drug Task Force in Minnesota used RISSafe in a narcotics investigation. Authorities were investigating a cocaine dealer and entered a controlled-buy operation into RISSafe. No conflicts were revealed, so the operation was scheduled. While authorities were preparing their team for the operation, they were contacted by a representative of the Minnesota RISSafe Watch Center, advising them of a conflict with another agency that was planning a similar operation at the same time involving the same suspect. Officers from both agencies communicated and coordinated their operations, thereby avoiding a potentially dangerous incident in the field.

Narcotics: While deconflicting a narcotics operation using RISSafe, the Park City, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff to request that a query be run related to the suspect. The query led to additional information from a southern state that assisted the investigation.

Intelligence Research Services

Assault: Investigators with the Greene County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an assault investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information from staff at the Western States Information Network (WSIN) that helped investigators prove that the suspect was the same person who had committed the crimes in question and not his deceased brother.

Assault: The Black Hawk County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an assault investigation. Authorities requested contact information for the owner of a vehicle driven by an unknown male suspect who was involved in the assault. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying the unknown suspect.

Assault: The Greene County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a felony domestic assault case. The MOCIC staff provided information that assisted prosecutors in locating a witness to the assault.

Assault: The Hudson, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an assault investigation. An individual indicated that he had been sexually assaulted and then stabbed. The MOCIC staff located a cell phone number for the individual, who eventually admitted that he had made up the story so that he could get pain medication.

Sexual Assault: The Fremont, Nebraska, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a sexual assault investigation. Authorities had limited information on the suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in making a positive identification (ID).

Child Pornography: The Barry County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child pornography investigation. Authorities were attempting to locate the suspect and had a phone number that was associated with a photo management account. The photos in this account were all of children under the age of one year. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a RISS intelligence resource about another agency’s case in which a phone belonging to the suspect contained child pornography. This information assisted in furthering the investigation.

Child Sex Crimes: The Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sexual assault case. Authorities had a warrant for the suspect, who was from Minnesota. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in locating the suspect in Missouri and provided them with local law enforcement contacts. Within two hours, Missouri authorities had arrested the suspect.

Child Sex Crimes: The Madison County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sex crimes investigation. Authorities needed to identify a suspect who was using a social media network to solicit young children and distribute pornography. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying the suspect, who lived in an East Coast state.

Child Sex Crimes: The Benton County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in two cases involving sex crimes against children. In the first case, an unknown suspect was sending lewd photos to a child. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted the authorities in identifying a suspect and locating him in an East Coast state. In the second case, an unknown suspect was using social media to exploit a young girl. The MOCIC staff found information that assisted authorities in identifying the suspect and locating him in a West Coast state. Both suspects were charged on numerous felony counts.

Child Sex Crimes: The Hays, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving the sexual exploitation of a child. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.

Child Sex Crimes: The Iowa Department of Public Safety contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sex crimes case. Authorities were investigating an individual from a West Coast state, possibly a juvenile, who was exchanging sexually explicit text messages and nude photos with an Iowa juvenile female. The MOCIC staff obtained information, including a photo from WSIN, that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspect and determining that the suspect was a juvenile.

Sexual Exploitation of Children: The Barry County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in two separate sexual exploitation cases involving children. In the first case, the adult male suspect was communicating with a 15-year-old male victim online. Authorities obtained an Internet Protocol (IP) address for a female connected to the suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in the identification, location, and indictment of the suspect. In a second investigation, authorities were investigating a case in which a young girl had been exchanging explicit pictures with an adult male in a nearby state. Authorities had only a name and a social media account. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspect, who was indicted for distributing and receiving child pornography.

Child Enticement: The Iowa Department of Public Safety contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child enticement investigation. Authorities had a phone number for the suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying the suspect.

Fugitive Sex Offender: The Jackson County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fugitive sex offender investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in locating a suspect who had failed to register.

Fugitive: The Mason City, Iowa, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a fugitive. The MOCIC staff obtained a booking photograph from a western state to assist in the positive identification of the fugitive.

Body Identification: The Sarpy County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in identifying a deceased individual. The MOCIC staff contacted the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), which helped obtain both photo and fingerprint identification, allowing authorities to identify the deceased individual.

Homicide: The Greene County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a member of the victim’s family for notification in a 20-year-old homicide case. The defendant had pled guilty but was unhappy with his sentence and wanted to withdraw his plea. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office needed to locate the deceased victim’s mother and was able to contact her using information provided by the MOCIC staff.

Homicide: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Intelligence Unit contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a triple homicide investigation. Kansas authorities urgently needed information about a license plate from a southern state that was connected to the investigation. Within a very short time, the MOCIC staff located the information, which Kansas authorities described as “exactly what we needed.”

Homicide: The Wichita, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a murder investigation. The investigator needed a copy of a traffic report from a West Coast state that was pertinent to his investigation. The MOCIC staff obtain a copy of the report through WSIN, another RISS Center.

Missing Persons: The Norfolk, Nebraska, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a missing persons case. Authorities were looking for two missing juveniles who were believed to be runaways. Authorities were following a lead based on a social media conversation believed to be between one of the juveniles and a friend. The MOCIC staff obtained information about IP addresses related to that social media site. The MOCIC staff also learned that one of the juveniles had attempted to sell sunglasses on an online selling site (part of the juvenile’s face was reflected in the posted photo of the sunglasses). By comparing information from both online sources, authorities determined that the social media conversation initiated from an eastern state and that the missing juveniles had been in a western state, making the possibility of traveling between the two places physically impossible. According to authorities, this information prevented them from wasting further time chasing the social media lead. The juveniles were ultimately located and returned to their homes.

Missing Persons: The Springfield, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a missing person’s case. Authorities ran a search on the missing individual’s license plate. The MOCIC staff obtained information that the plate had been previously run but not reported because there was nobody in the vehicle. Authorities located the vehicle and obtained evidence of the missing person’s recent activity in a local store. The subject’s badly decomposed body was ultimately located in a nearby construction site.

Credit Card Fraud: The Sarpy County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a credit card fraud investigation. Authorities needed to identify two suspects who they believed had traveled the United States with cloned credit card information, stealing thousands of dollars along the way. In one city alone, the suspects were responsible for more than $10,000 in losses. For the first suspect, they had a possible name and information that he may be from a West Coast state. For the second suspect, they had only a possible name. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped authorities to positively identify both suspects and obtain felony warrants for their arrests.

Credit Card Fraud: The Wright County, Minnesota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a credit card fraud investigation. Authorities were investigating a female who had made multiple purchases on a stolen credit card and identified a license plate that was connected to the case. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspect.

Fraud: In October 2016, the Carthage, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. The victim was deceived in a scam and lost a total of $4,500. Carthage authorities determined that a fake Oklahoma ID had been used in the scam. The MOCIC staff located information in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx) that an Oklahoma driver’s license that contained the same information was reported missing in California in 2014, giving Carthage authorities a lead in their investigation.

Fraud: The Randolph County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in identifying suspects in a fraud investigation. The victim was contacted by telephone, and using that information, the MOCIC staff provided information that assisted authorities in identifying one of two suspects, who was located in a southern state.

Fraud: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, in Missouri contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in two separate fraud investigations. In the first investigation, the MOCIC staff provided information that assisted authorities with the eventual charging of the suspect. In the second case, the MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in locating and arresting a wanted fugitive. In this case, the suspect pled guilty and was incarcerated.

Fraud: The Appleton, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a credit card fraud investigation. Appleton investigators were looking for information about a traveling suspect who was committing credit card fraud in multiple jurisdictions. The MOCIC staff put the Appleton investigators in touch with federal authorities in Missouri, who had information about the same suspect.

Fraud: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, Investigative Division in Missouri contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities believed that the suspect was involved in a conspiracy to exchange food stamps for cash and/or meth. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying and locating witnesses who were involved in the conspiracy. The suspect pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of possessing meth with intent to distribute.

Internet Fraud: The Kansas Department of Revenue, Criminal Investigations Unit, contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an Internet fraud scam involving a high-end vehicle. Agents needed to obtain title information for the vehicle, and the MOCIC staff provided the exact information that the requesting agent needed.

Identity Theft: An investigator with the Iowa Department of Transportation contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft investigation. The investigator needed to positively identify a suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained a photograph that assisted the investigator in determining he was looking at two different people in the investigation.

Identity Theft: The Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained a photograph from a western state that assisted them in making a positive identification of the suspect.

Identity Theft: The Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Investigation’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft case. Authorities needed to positively identify a suspect and an associate who had previously lived in Wisconsin and were using an ID stolen from a southern state. Authorities were advised that they had moved approximately two years ago. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a variety of sources, including social media, that assisted authorities in establishing the true identity of both the suspect and associate.

Identity Theft: The Iowa Department of Transportation, Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft investigation. A subject in Iowa had attempted to reinstate a driver’s license, which revealed the existence of many driver’s licenses in at least four other states. The MOCIC staff obtained information that led investigators to discover an alias, with a related criminal history, which assisted authorities in determining that the subject was not the victim of identity theft.

Identity Theft: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, in Illinois contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft/passport fraud investigation. The suspect had been in multiple states. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted in positively identifying the suspect, who authorities subsequently learned was deceased.

Identity Theft: The Iowa Department of Transportation, Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection, contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft investigation. The suspect was attempting to get an Iowa driver’s license. Authorities had a name associated with fraudulent activity they believed belonged to the suspect. The suspect claimed that he had never used that name and that someone else was committing the identity theft. The MOCIC staff obtained information that indicated the name associated with the fraudulent activity had been used by the suspect, as had at least one other alternate name. In addition, the MOCIC staff discovered contact information for the suspect’s ex-wife, who confirmed the suspect’s past criminal activity and suspicious behavior and that the name associated with the fraudulent activity had been used by the suspect.

Identity Theft: The Ramsey County, Minnesota, Attorney’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft case. The MOCIC staff obtained photos that assisted investigators in positively identifying the suspect and confirming that the suspect was using another person’s identity.

Identity Theft: The Verona, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft case. The MOCIC staff obtained a photo from a neighboring state that assisted authorities in eliminating a suspect and moving the investigation forward.

Identity Theft: The Mission, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft case. The MOCIC staff obtained a photo from another jurisdiction that assisted authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.

Theft: The Lawrence, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff in a theft investigation. Authorities had a surveillance video of the suspect and some IDs, including a driver’s license from a West Coast state. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspect.

Theft: The Fargo, North Dakota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC staff for assistance in an investigation involving a stolen purse. The suspects had used the credit cards and cash in the stolen purse to purchase items valued at nearly $800. Authorities had surveillance pictures of the suspect and an extremely blurry picture of what appeared to be an out-of-state license plate. The picture was so blurry that authorities could not recognize what state it was from. The MOCIC field staff electronically sent the picture to MOCIC members, who quickly identified it as a picture of a Mississippi plate. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained information that assisted Fargo authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.

Theft: The Rapid City, South Dakota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a theft investigation. The suspect was stealing wallets and purses and using the contents to make fraudulent purchases. Authorities needed to identify the suspect but had only a partial name. The MOCIC staff obtained information about the suspect’s girlfriend, which, in turn, allowed authorities to obtain a positive identification of the suspect. The MOCIC staff also obtained a photo of the suspect from a southern state.

Theft: The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving a stolen weapon. Authorities had a photo of a possible suspect from a social media page. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in making a positive identification.

Theft: The Springfield, Missouri, Airport Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a theft investigation. A rental car agency located at the airport reported one of its vehicles as stolen. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in recovering the agency’s stolen car in less than one day.

Theft: The Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving a stolen vehicle. Authorities believed that the vehicle had been stolen from a deceased individual, taken to a western state, and retitled before they could enter it into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in determining that the vehicle had been titled to a relative of the main suspect. The MOCIC staff also obtained information that assisted authorities in locating and recovering the vehicle, which had sentimental value to the deceased individual’s family.

Theft: The Joplin, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a stolen vehicle investigation. Authorities had the vehicle identification number (VIN) of a motorcycle they believed to be stolen, but that VIN was not located in any of the expected databases. The investigating officer also obtained the engine number of the motorcycle. Using this information, the MOCIC staff obtained information that matched the engine to a stolen motorcycle, allowing authorities to file charges against a suspect.

Threats: The Nevada, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance as it investigated a number of threats made by an individual. The individual had made various threats to hurt or kill others and claimed that he had watched videos on making bombs. The individual specifically had mentioned contacting the government in Missouri’s state capitol. Authorities were concerned that he may attempt to carry out one or more of these threats. The MOCIC staff quickly obtained information that allowed authorities to take appropriate action with respect to the individual. In addition, the MOCIC staff assisted the authorities in making contact with the appropriate law enforcement and other government officials in the state capitol and surrounding areas to heighten their awareness of these threats.

Threats to Law Enforcement: The Garden City, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving threats to law enforcement officers. Authorities had only a possible name and location, as well as a photo from social media. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.

Arson: The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an arson investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in advancing the investigation and arresting one of the suspects.

Burglary: The Osborne, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a burglary case. Authorities needed information to help make a positive identification of a suspect. The MOCIC staff did not think they had access to the information the Osborne authorities requested and attempted to obtain the information via the FBI’s N-DEx search. The N-DEx search revealed a photograph and some additional background information that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspect.

Burglary: The Todd County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. Authorities had the name of a suspect who they believed was breaking into lake homes and stealing from them to support a drug habit. The MOCIC staff provided information that helped authorities to positively identify the suspect and arrest him.

Robbery: The Lawrence, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a robbery investigation. An unknown suspect had been robbing fast-food restaurants in its jurisdiction. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in the identification and the arrest of the suspect.

Narcotics: The Canada Border Services Agency contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities were investigating a suspect who was wanted in connection with narcotics smuggling and needed to positively identify the suspect. The MOCIC staff provided what the investigating officer characterized as “far more than I ever expected to receive.” According to the officer, this information not only assisted in confirming the suspect’s identity but provided a great deal of other information that proved extremely useful to the investigation.

Narcotics: The Cherokee County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities were looking for contact information for the suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained information that identified the suspect and indicated that he was homeless and living in abandoned locations throughout the country. The MOCIC staff also obtained officer safety-related information that suggested the suspect had weapons and ammunition.

Narcotics: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities were looking for a specific vehicle with a partial plate number they believed belonged to the suspect but could find no such registration. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped authorities discover that the vehicle in question was registered to an individual who had lived with the suspect.

Narcotics: The Oakley, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities were looking for information on several suspects. The MOCIC staff obtained information that authorities characterized as helpful and contributed to a federal adoption of the case.

Narcotics: The Rossville, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff to get background information on a suspect in a narcotics investigation. As a result of the investigation, 11 suspects were arrested and authorities seized 9 pounds of marijuana, ½ ounce of cocaine, 45 weapons, and 300 pounds of silver. Authorities also discovered a marijuana grow, with 115 plants.

Narcotics: The Ramsey County, Minnesota, Violent Crime Enforcement Team contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a West Coast state that helped authorities make positive identifications of two suspects.

Health and Safety: The Ringgold County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in ascertaining the health and safety of an individual. Authorities were attempting to assist an elderly individual. Fearing that he might be confused, they needed to find someone who could verify the individual’s story and confirm his safety. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in locating a friend of the suspect.

Weapons: The Garden City, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a weapons investigation. Authorities believed that the suspect had been convicted of a felony in a southern state but could not confirm the information. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in confirming the suspect’s true identity and felon status.

Weapons: The Yankton County, South Dakota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a weapons investigation. Authorities needed to locate the owner of the possible stolen gun, but the date of birth on the documentation was incorrect. The MOCIC staff obtained information, including the correct date of birth, and determined that the individual was deceased. Authorities contacted a relative of the individual to get the information they needed.

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