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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Iowa Illinois Kansas
Minnesota Missouri North Dakota
Nebraska South Dakota Wisconsin

 

What Law Enforcement is Saying About MOCIC

 

“Our agency has continued to use MOCIC for intelligence gathering, background workups, and investigative purposes. We always find it assuring to have the ability to get some outside perspective and assistance in our investigations.”

—Sergeant Kylan Klauzer
Dickinson, North Dakota, Police Department

“With MOCIC’s help, we have been able to enhance our investigative abilities and provide our community with complete and thorough investigations in a timely and efficient manner. As a small jurisdiction, we would be hard-pressed to provide our citizens with the quality service they deserve, without the dedication and support of professionals like the MOCIC staff.”

—Chief Mark Webb
Bolivar, Missouri, Police Department

“The MOCIC staff contacted me by phone within minutes with information that pointed me in the right direction. I found MOCIC intelligence research services to be a very effective and fast resource for finding background information on a suspect. I was very pleased with the outcome of the service I requested from MOCIC.”

—Deputy Myron Canales
Cass County, North Dakota, Sheriff’s Office

“Your chart was front and center during my testimony in this homicide trial, and we were able to get it admitted as evidence. The jury returned a guilty verdict, and we could not have done this without MOCIC’s help.”

—Detective Chad Lovig
Ames, Iowa, Police Department

“Both suspects were from other states, and without MOCIC, we would have had greater difficulty in identifying them. I was really impressed with the quick response and thorough work by the MOCIC staff.”

—Investigator Chris Gorr
Todd County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office

“I could not believe how much helpful information the MOCIC staff was able to give me about my suspect. It was fantastic! I will definitely be using this resource again.”

—Sheriff Justin Cordry
Washington County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office

“The analyst at MOCIC offered advice regarding my homicide investigation and gave me an end-user product that I feel comfortable using and explaining.”

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

“Our agency routinely contacts the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance when conducting child sex crime investigations. Many of these investigations involve using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime search, and in these instances, it is imperative for officers to have as much knowledge and background information on the suspects as possible. Many times, these cases involve persons traveling a great distance, with officers having limited knowledge of their real name or history. MOCIC has proved to be an invaluable resource in obtaining this information, resulting in successful outcomes and prosecutions.”

—Detective Sergeant Gordon Kowaleski
Shawano County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office

“The MOCIC staff did a wonderful job in helping us find photos of the suspects whom we were attempting to identify. The MOCIC staff is great to work with, and as usual, the work was very efficient. MOCIC is the best-kept secret ever!”

—Ms. Andrea Suhr, Records Administrator
Valley City, North Dakota, Police Department

“In my child pornography investigation, the information that MOCIC provided was so helpful that my suspect ended up confessing that afternoon.”

—Detective Sergeant Jerrett Cook
Lafayette County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office

“I was impressed with the amount of information that the MOCIC staff found and how quickly they sent it to me. It was phenomenal!”

—Patrolman Brent Soll
Harlan, Iowa, Police Department

“The equipment we borrowed from MOCIC worked without fail and was very helpful to our investigation.”

—Detective Shane Luikart
St. Joseph, Missouri, Police Department

“I have had to testify in court in relation to the material (provided by your analysts) in high-profile cases, and I must say that your analysts do great work. The visual manner in which the material was displayed was easy to interpret and easy for me to explain to a jury. For those reasons, when I have a complex case that I know will be going in front of a jury, I always send the work your way.”

—Detective Pete Vergos
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Police Department

 

MOCIC 2016 Success Stories

 

Analytical Services
Burglary:The Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. The MOCIC staff prepared maps and other charts related to phone calls that were made by the suspect. The suspect pled no contest to amended charges. Investigators said the mapping charts completed by the MOCIC staff were very persuasive and contributed to the suspect’s decision to take the plea.
Financial Fraud:The Nebraska State Patrol contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance with a financial fraud investigation. Authorities believed that the suspect had taken money from two vulnerable family members in her care and used the money to gamble at out-of-state casinos. The MOCIC staff prepared detailed spreadsheets documenting multiple transactions for multiple accounts that allowed investigators to track the more than $74,000 that the suspect had taken from the victims. The suspect ultimately pled guilty to two counts of exploitation/abuse of a vulnerable adult. The lead investigator stated, “The MOCIC analyst was responsible for making the end product of my case investigation understandable, taking a complex subject matter and greatly simplifying it to the bottom line of how much money was taken and who was responsible for the missing funds.”
Homicide:The Christian County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a child homicide investigation. The infant victim died as a result of ingesting a prescription drug, which authorities believe the suspect had given to the infant. The MOCIC staff provided a number of analytical products to investigators, including a detailed crime scene drawing. The suspect pled guilty to child endangerment charges and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Homicide:The Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a homicide investigation. Detectives needed analytical products that illustrated the suspect’s cell phone activity and were having difficulty obtaining a product that met their needs. The MOCIC staff consulted with detectives and prepared analytical products that were easy to use, interpret, and explain in court.
Homicide:The Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff to request assistance with a homicide investigation. The suspect was accused of killing a relative over a narcotics-related debt. The MOCIC staff prepared a number of charts and maps related to the cell phone usage and key witness statements. Shortly after the trial began, the suspect pled guilty to second-degree unintentional murder. A second suspect previously pled guilty to helping dispose of the victim’s body.
Homicide:The Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force contacted the MOCIC analytical staff to assist the West Frankfort, Illinois, Police Department in a homicide investigation. The suspect was charged with the murder of her 8-year-old daughter, whose body was found in the basement of the family home. The MOCIC staff prepared a number of analytical products related to phone activity pertinent to the case, as well as a statement comparison chart to highlight the inconsistencies in the suspect’s story and a timeline that combined call and text message records extracted from interviews. Just prior to trial, the suspect pled guilty to aggravated battery of a child, concealment of a homicide, and involuntary manslaughter of a family member.
Homicide:The Springfield, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a double-homicide investigation. The suspect was charged with the murder of a husband and wife in their home. The suspect and the husband were believed by many to be best friends and had been long-time professional associates. Authorities believed that the suspect had gambling issues and had asked the victims for a loan, shortly before they were found dead. The male victim was shot twice and the female victim was bludgeoned to death. The MOCIC staff prepared an analysis of the complex financial evidence related to the investigation. The suspect ultimately pled guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to two life sentences, to be served consecutively. Authorities indicated that the continued investigation into the financial aspect of this crime was likely one of the contributing factors to the suspect’s guilty plea.
Fraud:The Bismarck, North Dakota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. The suspect was an assistant manager of a business and had put several nonemployees on the payroll, including her boyfriend and several former employees. She cut them paychecks that ended up in her account. The MOCIC staff prepared a financial analysis that depicted the flow of money in and out of accounts owned by the suspect. Prior to trial, the suspect and her boyfriend both pled guilty.
Assault:The Cottonwood County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in an assault investigation. The MOCIC staff created analytical products, including floor plan diagrams and timelines prepared from reports provided by the officer. The suspect ultimately pled guilty, and authorities said that the MOCIC analyst’s efforts were crucial to the end result.
Analytical/Digital Forensics/Equipment/Intelligence Research Services
Homicide:The Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted MOCIC for assistance in a high-profile case that began as a missing persons investigation involving the disappearance of two victims. Bleach had been poured inside a portion of the home to hide any signs of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence and to throw law enforcement officers off. A security system had also been damaged. Several months later, their skeletal remains were discovered with evidence that each died of gunshot wounds to the head. More than 20 law enforcement and criminal justice agencies participated in the investigation and prosecution, which lasted from 2011 (when the victims disappeared) until 2016 (when the last defendant was convicted). Investigators began using MOCIC services just one day after the victims disappeared, including specialized equipment, intelligence research, and digital forensics, in addition to multiple analytical services that ranged from organizational assistance to the preparation of a multitude of charts and other investigative resources. The investigation resulted in the indictments of five individuals. Three defendants pled guilty to a variety of charges, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and felonious restraint. A fourth defendant was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. The final defendant was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder. A majority of the defendants received life sentences, some without the possibility of parole.
Analytical/Intelligence Research Services
Homicide:The Ames, Iowa, Police Department contacted MOCIC for assistance in a homicide investigation. The victim had died from a single gunshot wound to his face. The suspect claimed that the victim accidentally shot himself while handling a loaded weapon. Authorities originally ruled the death an accident but subsequently charged the suspect with first-degree murder. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained telephone number information, and the MOCIC analytical staff prepared charts related to phone calls made by the suspect, including a timeline that was admitted into evidence at the trial. The MOCIC staff also prepared a floor plan of the crime scene, with integrated photos for trial. The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder. The investigating officer indicated that the work of the MOCIC staff was instrumental in obtaining the conviction.
Fuel Theft/Burglary:The Platte County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC analytical and intelligence research staff for assistance in fuel theft and burglary investigations. The MOCIC staff obtained information and prepared analytical products related to the suspect’s cell phone use. As a result of the information obtained from MOCIC, authorities confirmed the suspect’s involvement in the criminal activity. The suspect ultimately pled guilty to charges in another jurisdiction and, as part of the plea agreement, was ordered to pay restitution in the Platte County cases.
Confidential Funds Services
Narcotics:The Richmond, Missouri, Police Department used confidential funds from MOCIC in an extended narcotics investigation. As a result of the investigation, authorities arrested 70 individuals and seized narcotics, including marijuana and methamphetamine, valued at nearly $23,000, as well as firearms and U.S. currency.
Equipment Services
Counterfeiting:The Roselle, Illinois, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a counterfeiting investigation. Authorities used the equipment to assist in obtaining evidence of criminal activity. At least two suspects were arrested, with additional warrants and seizures forthcoming.
Sex Trafficking:The Nobles County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a sex trafficking investigation. The equipment was used to document evidence of criminal activity, and as a result of the investigation, authorities arrested six people.
Prostitution:The Plymouth, Minnesota, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a prostitution investigation. The equipment was used to identify suspects, obtain evidence of criminal activity, and ensure officer safety throughout the investigation, which resulted in at least a dozen arrests.
Harassment:The Antigo, Wisconsin, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized equipment in an investigation involving charges of harassment. The equipment was helpful in capturing evidence of the suspect and his pattern of continued harassment that authorities believe may have started nearly seven years ago. The suspect was identified and arrested.
Narcotics:The Cedar County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to document criminal activity. As a result of the investigation, six suspects were arrested and authorities seized vehicles and narcotics worth nearly $11,000.
Narcotics:The Perry County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to document criminal activity. As a result of the investigation, three individuals were arrested and more than a dozen marijuana plants were seized.
Burglary:The Olmsted County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a burglary investigation. Authorities believed the suspect was involved in several home burglaries in the area. MOCIC’s equipment was used determine where the suspect was committing criminal activity and documenting evidence of that criminal activity. As a result of the investigation, one suspect was arrested and authorities seized a vehicle valued at $2,500. Charges have been filed against the suspect in three states.
Theft:The Kearny County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a regional theft investigation. The equipment enabled investigators to determine the location where an item was stolen. Search warrants executed on the property led to the recovery of more than $37,500 worth of stolen property, including trailers, tools, and welding equipment.
Homicide:The St. Joseph, Missouri, Police Department borrowed MOCIC specialized investigative equipment for use in a homicide investigation. Authorities used the equipment to record an interview of a murder suspect, who was subsequently arrested. One of the detectives stated “The equipment worked without fail and was very helpful to the investigation.”
Event Deconfliction Services
Arson:The Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal used the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe) in a recent arson investigation. Investigators planned to execute a search warrant at a Kansas business and entered the operation into RISSafe as a precaution. They received a conflict notification that a nearby law enforcement agency had an operation entered into SAFETNet for the same area. The Kansas State Fire Marshal investigators contacted the other law enforcement agency on the way to the staging area and were able to determine that executing the search warrant would not disrupt the other agency’s operation.
Information Sharing/Deconfliction Services
Narcotics:The Northwest Metro Drug Task Force in Minnesota used RISSafe to deconflict an operation in a narcotics investigation. The officer authorized the MOCIC staff to conduct an intelligence query on the target suspect, which resulted in a hit on information from a West Coast state that assisted Minnesota authorities in obtaining an arrest warrant.
Intelligence Research Services
Assault and Weapons Offense:The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in North Dakota contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance with an investigation involving weapons offenses and assault. Authorities were trying to locate the owner of a gun involved in the criminal activity. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped authorities determine that the owner was deceased.
Child Sex Crime:The Shawano County, Wisconsin, 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 exchanging sexually explicit texts with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl but who was actually a law enforcement officer. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspect, who had arranged a rendezvous with the supposed young girl. When the suspect showed up, he was arrested and charged with using a computer to facilitate a sex crime, possession of child pornography, and possession of narcotics. A Shawano County investigator said that their agency alone has arrested at least 18 suspects under similar circumstances in the last three years and that they regularly contact MOCIC to learn as much as they can about each suspect to assist in the investigation and to keep officers safe.
Child Sex Crime:The Todd County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sex offense investigation. Authorities were looking for two suspects from older cases and had only vague information about each of them. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying both suspects, who were from other states.
Child Sex Crime:The Washington County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sex offense investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in furthering the case and provided a contact with a federal agency who could assist in determining the suspect’s residency status. Authorities said they could not believe how much helpful information the MOCIC staff provided to them.
Child Sex Offenses:The Scott County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving child pornography and child sex abuse. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in arresting a pair of suspects on several charges of possession of child pornography. One of the suspects had previously been convicted of murder and sexual assault. Authorities praised the quick and thorough response of the MOCIC staff, crediting their work with helping to get a dangerous criminal off the street.
Child Sex Offenses:The Shawano County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving sexual offenses. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped authorities locate and arrest the suspect.
Child Sexual Assault:The Oakley, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sexual assault investigation. Authorities needed information about the suspect, which the MOCIC staff quickly delivered. According to the officer, the information and the contacts provided were a great help.
Child Sexual Assault:The Oakley, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child sexual assault investigation. Authorities needed information about the suspect, which the MOCIC staff quickly delivered. According to the officer, the information and the contacts provided were a great help.
Sex Offenses:The Billings, Missouri, Police Department requested assistance from the MOCIC intelligence research staff in an investigation involving sexual offenses. Authorities had photos and other information that were taken from a victim’s phone. The MOCIC staff obtained information about a possible suspect that helped investigators make a positive identification.
Sex Offenses:The Des Moines, Iowa, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving a suspect who authorities discovered was a sex offender. At the time of his initial arrest, the suspect used an alias but could not produce identification. His fingerprints led authorities to determine his actual identity, and within 24 hours, the MOCIC staff obtained information on the suspect from at least four states and England that assisted authorities in confirming the suspect’s actual identity and his status as a sex offender. Authorities also discovered that the English woman who paid $1,000 to bond him out of jail had met him over the Internet and had already spent nearly $8,000 to travel to the United States to meet him, with the promise of making a song to benefit fibromyalgia research and a relationship. The suspect was subsequently arrested on a sex offense registry violation and turned over to federal authorities.
Sex Offenses:The Richmond, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance with a rape investigation. The suspect, a convicted sex offender, was from an eastern state and had communicated with a juvenile female on a social media site using three different profile names. He traveled to Missouri to meet the juvenile female victim and convinced her to have sex with him. The MOCIC staff learned that the suspect was prepared to return to Delaware via a bus in Kansas City, Missouri, and put Richmond authorities in contact with Kansas City authorities, who arrested the suspect on the bus. He was returned to Richmond and charged with two counts of statutory rape.
Child Pornography:The Lafayette County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a child pornography investigation. Authorities had a name, the date of birth, and a phone number for the suspect; however, no information regarding anyone with this name and this date of birth could be located. The MOCIC staff obtained information that allowed authorities to determine, among other things, the suspect’s true date of birth, a correct phone number, and an e-mail address. The investigating officer said that the information provided by the MOCIC staff was so helpful that the suspect confessed that afternoon.
Sexual Assault:The MOCIC intelligence research staff assisted the Mason City, Iowa, Police Department in a sexual assault investigation. Information provided by the MOCIC staff helped investigators locate two suspects.
Death Notification:The Oakley, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a death notification. Authorities were investigating an unattended death and needed to notify the next of kin. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying and making notification to the family, who had not been in contact with the deceased for several years.
Counterfeiting:The Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving counterfeit currency. The suspect, who passed counterfeit currency at a discount store, was captured on a store surveillance tape and was identified. The MOCIC staff obtained information on the suspect that assisted authorities in drafting a search warrant. The execution of the search warrant yielded counterfeit currency and electronic devices, giving authorities an early indication of the nature of the suspect’s criminal activity. The suspect was charged on multiple felony counts of forgery and was arrested. Authorities seized two vehicles that were used in the commission of the crime.
Counterfeiting/Forgery:The Jamestown, North Dakota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving counterfeiting and forgery. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a southern state that assisted the investigators in obtaining a positive identification.
Forgery:The Mason City, Iowa, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a complex, multistate forgery investigation. Using numerous resources, including the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx), the MOCIC staff obtained a large volume of information from many states and jurisdictions. This information assisted investigators in identifying and eliminating suspects and identifying the scope of the criminal activity. The MOCIC staff also obtained information about the suspect’s arrest in a northern state and was able to facilitate information sharing between agencies.
Credit Card Fraud:The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a complex credit card fraud case. Investigators had information about a rental vehicle that was seen leaving one of the fraud locations. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a southern state that assisted investigators in positively identifying three of the fraud suspects. According to investigators, the information provided by MOCIC also assisted in expanding the investigation to more than $150,000 of fraud-related loss in 12 states.
Fraud:The Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities needed to locate a suspect, and the MOCIC staff obtained information that the suspect had been in a southwestern state. The suspect was ultimately arrested at the Mexican border.
Fraud:The Springfield, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. A group of unknown suspects were believed to be creating cloned credit cards using information obtained from a credit card skimmer. The cloned cards were used to purchase gift cards from Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. Some of the gift cards were used in Texas. The MOCIC staff put investigators in touch with authorities in the Austin, Texas, area with the assistance of the staff from the ROCIC, another RISS Center. The Texas authorities identified one of the suspects, and Springfield authorities were subsequently able to identify more. Another Missouri law enforcement agency requested information about one of the identified suspects in this investigation, and the MOCIC staff helped put all officers involved in contact with each other to share information about the suspects.
Fraud:The Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Investigations Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities needed to interview the subject of a fraud investigation, but the suspect had moved from the address provided. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying a current address and locating the subject.
Fraud:The Kansas Department of Labor contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving fraud and theft of services. Authorities needed to locate the suspect, who was a registered sex offender in a neighboring state and had many aliases. They had information that the suspect may have been incarcerated in one of two states but could not confirm this information. The MOCIC staff obtained information that confirmed the suspect was incarcerated in a southern state, enabling Kansas authorities to place a detainer on the suspect for their warrant.
Fraud:The Fillmore County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Within a few minutes, the MOCIC staff obtained information from a southern state that assisted authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.
Fraud:The Kansas Department of Revenue contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities needed information related to an out-of-state license plate. The MOCIC staff obtained information from the FBI’s N-DEx that helped lead authorities to information they needed.
Fraud:The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General in Missouri contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities believed that two suspects were involved in the distribution of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, and were accepting federal food stamps as payment. The MOCIC staff obtained information about the suspects that helped further the investigation. The two suspects were eventually indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to distribute, and money laundering.
Fraud:The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General in Missouri contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a forgery investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in quickly locating and arresting the suspect.
Fraud:The Fillmore County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Within a few minutes, the MOCIC staff obtained information from a southern state that assisted authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.
Fraud:The Kansas Department of Revenue contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities needed information related to an out-of-state license plate. The MOCIC staff obtained information from the FBI’s N-DEx that helped lead authorities to information they needed.
Fraud:The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General in Missouri contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a fraud investigation. Authorities believed that two suspects were involved in the distribution of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, and were accepting federal food stamps as payment. The MOCIC staff obtained information about the suspects that helped further the investigation. The two suspects were eventually indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to distribute, and money laundering.
Fraud:The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General in Missouri contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a forgery investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in quickly locating and arresting the suspect.
Identity Theft:The Iowa Department of Transportation–Law Enforcement contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an identity theft investigation. Authorities were contacted by an identity theft victim in California. The victim complained that his identity had been stolen and used to obtain an Iowa driver’s license. Several traffic tickets associated with this fraudulent license were not paid, which led to a suspension of the license. This suspension prevented the victim from obtaining a license in California. The MOCIC staff taught authorities how to use a research resource that helped them determine the identity of the suspect and learn that this individual had been deported.
Hit-and-Run/Theft:The Nevada, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in two investigations. In the first case, authorities needed to identify a suspect who was involved in leaving the scene of an accident. A video camera in the vicinity of the accident captured a plate number. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in identifying and locating the driver of the vehicle, who ultimately admitted to the accident. In the second case, authorities were attempting to locate a suspect who was wanted for theft of trash removal services. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in locating the suspect and allowed the case to be submitted to the prosecutor.
Fugitive:The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in North Dakota contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating two fugitives. The MOCIC staff obtained information that, according to authorities, allowed them to track down both fugitives and arrest both of them.
Fugitive:The USMS, Northern District of Iowa, contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a federal fugitive. The MOCIC staff obtained information–including a newspaper article from a nearby state about an unrelated civil action–that assisted in the location and arrest of the fugitive.
Fugitive:The USMS, Northern District of Iowa, contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a federal fugitive. The MOCIC staff obtained information–including a newspaper article from a nearby state about an unrelated civil action–that assisted in the location and arrest of the fugitive.
Homicide:The Wichita, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a homicide investigation. The MOCIC staff provided information that assisted authorities in locating several witnesses for the trial.
Homicide:The Shawnee, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a homicide investigation involving a stolen vehicle. The MOCIC staff disseminated information, and the suspect was located in an eastern state, still in the stolen vehicle with the Kansas tags.
Homicide:The Shawnee, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a homicide investigation involving a stolen vehicle. The MOCIC staff disseminated information, and the suspect was located in an eastern state, still in the stolen vehicle with the Kansas tags.
Cold Case Homicide:The Garden City, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a cold case homicide investigation. In 1994, a suspect was charged in the murder of a man and the attempted murder of that man’s wife. Authorities believed that the suspect fled to Mexico and a federal warrant was obtained. Intermittent sightings over the years placed him in Mexico, California, and Texas. Authorities tried to locate him, recently locating one of the suspect’s family members. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in confirming that the suspect was deceased.
Cold Case Homicide:The Garden City, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a cold case homicide investigation. In 1994, a suspect was charged in the murder of a man and the attempted murder of that man’s wife. Authorities believed that the suspect fled to Mexico and a federal warrant was obtained. Intermittent sightings over the years placed him in Mexico, California, and Texas. Authorities tried to locate him, recently locating one of the suspect’s family members. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in confirming that the suspect was deceased.
Human and Narcotics Trafficking:The North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center (NDSLIC) contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a multistate human/narcotics trafficking case. The NDSLIC was providing support to the North Dakota Highway Patrol and was searching for information about the suspect. A search of one of MOCIC’s information sharing resources revealed that the suspect had connections to a gang that had not been seen in North Dakota for a number of years.
Missing Persons:The Bolivar, Missouri, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a missing persons case. The missing person had walked away from a group home. Authorities developed a lead to someone who had knowledge of the missing person’s whereabouts but had only limited information about this witness. Within a few hours, the MOCIC staff provided information that assisted authorities in identifying and locating the witness. In addition, the MOCIC staff obtained information about additional associates of the missing person. Ultimately, authorities were able to locate the missing person and verify his well-being.
Missing Persons:The St. Louis, Missouri, Metropolitan Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a missing person. The individual was reported missing in 2008, and his father had not heard from him for at least a year prior. Authorities had been given an incorrect first name and birth year for him. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped authorities locate the missing individual in a residential home in a nearby county. The officer expressed appreciation for the assistance that MOCIC provide to the agency’s investigations.
Missing Person:The Wichita, Kansas, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a missing person. The MOCIC staff obtained information related to the missing person’s vehicle and for law enforcement contacts in a neighboring state. This information assisted authorities in locating the missing person.
Narcotics:The Evanston, Illinois, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff to help identify a suspect in a narcotics investigation. The suspect had ties to a West Coast state, and the MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in making a positive identification of the suspect.
Narcotics:The Fargo, North Dakota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities needed to obtain a positive identification of a suspect. The MOCIC staff located an identifying document that was issued with a different last name but was signed with the suspect’s last name, assisting authorities in making a positive identification.
Narcotics:The Iowa Department of Public Safety contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information from a nearby state that assisted authorities in the positive identification of a suspected narcotics dealer.
Narcotics:The Illinois State Police contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities were trying to determine whether a suspect was using multiple identifications to buy pills for a meth. The MOCIC staff obtained information from WSIN that assisted in confirming the suspect’s criminal activity.
Narcotics:The Valley City, North Dakota, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a narcotics investigation. Authorities needed to identify several suspects and the MOCIC staff obtained information–including photographs–that assisted authorities in positively identifying the suspects.
Armed Robbery:The East Central Drug Task Force in Minnesota contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an armed robbery investigation. After MOCIC had obtained information for investigators related to the initial robbery, a second robbery occurred nearby. Using the information obtained by MOCIC, investigators located individuals who ultimately became suspects in the initial armed robbery.
Theft:The Maple Bluff, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a theft investigation. Authorities needed to interview the suspect and requested updated contact information. The information provided by the MOCIC staff led to the location of the suspect, a successful interview, and subsequent charges.
Theft:The Maple Bluff, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a theft investigation. Authorities needed to interview the suspect and requested updated contact information. The information provided by the MOCIC staff led to the location of the suspect, a successful interview, and subsequent charges.
Robbery/Theft:The Dawson County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in its investigation of two armed robberies and a motor vehicle theft. A number of suspects had been developed. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying and apprehending one suspect. Authorities said the information is currently being used to enhance the ongoing investigation.
Robbery/Theft:The Dawson County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in its investigation of two armed robberies and a motor vehicle theft. A number of suspects had been developed. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in positively identifying and apprehending one suspect. Authorities said the information is currently being used to enhance the ongoing investigation.
Robbery:The Cass County, North Dakota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a robbery investigation. A victim had been shot during the robbery. Investigators requested information about a potential suspect, and within minutes, the MOCIC staff responded with information that helped them to further the investigation.
Robbery:The Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a robbery investigation. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped investigators identify, locate, and speak to one of the suspects.
Robbery:The Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Police Department contacted MOCIC for assistance with a robbery investigation. The suspect was believed to have committed armed robbery at a number of pharmacies. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained information from an investigator’s search warrants. The MOCIC analytical staff prepared charts and other analytical products with the phone numbers obtained from the investigator’s search warrants. Since these were armed robberies, the MOCIC staff placed the Scottsbluff Police Department case on high priority, which assisted investigators in developing leads and eliminating suspects. The suspect was eventually determined and arrested and confessed to the robberies.
Burglary:The Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. Authorities needed to locate a suspect. MOCIC staff found an obituary, which provided authorities with a lead that assisted in the location of the suspect.
Stolen Vehicle:The Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in an investigation involving a stolen vehicle. The investigating officer needed to make contact with a detective in the New York City, New York, Police Department (NYPD) and was having difficulty getting a response. The MOCIC staff identified direct contact information for a detective in the appropriate precinct and provided it to the investigator, allowing him to contact the NYPD detective, who is now assisting with the investigation.
Stolen Vehicle:The McLean County, North Dakota, Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a stolen vehicle case. Authorities received information that linked a two-year-old case of a stolen vehicle to a possible suspect. Authorities needed to locate the suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in locating and positively identifying the suspect, which allowed an arrest warrant to be prepared.
Interference With Child Custody:The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a female subject regarding an interference with child custody investigation. The female suspect left with the two-year-old child without first notifying the child’s father and had cut off all communication with the child’s father. The suspect, an adult film actress, was believed to have fled to California. The MOCIC staff assisted in identifying the suspect’s professional social media account information, which assisted in locating the Internet Service Provider (ISP) subscriber’s name and address from which social media updates were posted. That information, along with a trap-and-trace warrant for her cell phone, led to the suspect’s arrest in California by deputies with the USMS. The child was also located and reunited with the father.
Interference With Child Custody:The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in locating a female subject regarding an interference with child custody investigation. The female suspect left with the two-year-old child without first notifying the child’s father and had cut off all communication with the child’s father. The suspect, an adult film actress, was believed to have fled to California. The MOCIC staff assisted in identifying the suspect’s professional social media account information, which assisted in locating the ISP subscriber’s name and address from which social media updates were posted. That information, along with a trap-and-trace warrant for her cell phone, led to the suspect’s arrest in California by deputies with the USMS. The child was also located and reunited with the father.
Training Services
Narcotics:Detectives with the Indianola, Iowa, Police Department attended MOCIC’s Annual Conference and Training Session held in Wichita, Kansas, and participated in a breakout training session on butane hash oil (BHO), which had not been previously seen in its community. Not only did the detectives learn a great deal about this emerging narcotics trend, they were able to put the training to practical use the following week when they had to execute a search warrant on a BHO lab that began operating in their jurisdiction.

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