Toledo police identified Christopher Johnson’s vehicle from door camera footage and the FLOCK database and arrested him during the traffic stop.

TOLEDO, Ohio – A man has been arrested and charged with 16 separate thefts of packages from Toledo residents’ porches.

Through cooperation with other police departments in northwest Ohio, Toledo Police identified Christopher Johnson’s vehicle and arrested him during the traffic stop.

TPD said thousands of dollars worth of stolen items were recovered during the stop and Johnson was charged with three counts of theft. Officers later checked with more victims who claimed Johnson had stolen from them and charged him with 13 more counts.

According to police, a spike in piracy at the driveway began in December 2022. The camera’s doorbell recording was compiled with images of the suspect and distinctive signs of damage to the suspect’s vehicle. The images were then run through the FLOCK database, which compiles license plates using automatic readers on TPD police cars and intersections.

TPD said the suspect vehicle, a black Dodge Charger, had temporary tags on the composite videos. The list of black Dodge Chargers with time tags was checked against the FLOCK database and a match was found.


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