The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages all residents to use a free online system in order to keep track of valuable personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service that is designed to allow citizens to record serial numbers, upload images, and provide other information regarding phones, electronics, and other valuables. The sheriff’s office says having the information available will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property.
The site can be located at reportit.leadsonline.com.
La Porte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer says the site is a great tool that local residents can utilize not only to assist detectives, but all law enforcement in solving property crimes. He says there is no cost to any citizen to utilize the service, and with the increasing number of property crimes across the county, he encourages everyone to use the service. Mollenhauer says there is typically an increase in thefts and burglaries in the summer months.
The sheriff’s office has been using the program since 2010 and has reported many successes using the online investigations system. Police say that by using the program, they have recovered thousands of dollars in stolen property for La Porte County and surrounding residents.