Police Sketch Generator Frontline Stories
The facial composite image technology of FACES police sketch generator is being used successfully by U.S. police agencies in criminal investigations. These are some examples of front-line stories involving FACES crime solving software.
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FACES Police Sketch Generator aids in identifying culprit of armed robberies
From June 2007 through September 2007 there were a string of Armed Robberies to local cash advancing type businesses. The suspect was described as a medium build medium height black male, in his mid twenties. This was not much to work with even with the store surveillance videos. During the second to last robbery the store employee felt she had a pretty good look the suspects face. With this the victim was shown several photographic line-up's with persons whom we knew had the aptitude for this type of crime. Line-up after line-up the victim stated the suspect was not there. I then sat with the victim and the FACES software and created the suspect composite. I immediately put the composite into an intelligence bulletin and distributed it to officers within our department and surrounding agencies. Within a day I was approached by another detective who stated the composite had a strong resemblance to a suspect he was working in a grand theft auto case. I took this suspects picture and again placed it into a photographic line-up and showed it to my victim. She immediately identified him as the suspect who committed the robbery. The suspect was arrested a short time later and now recently convicted of Armed Robbery.
The FACES software was an obvious and vital piece of this investigation. I would even say if it had not been for FACES and the victim's excellent memory, we may have never linked this particular suspect to these crimes. The software is easy to use and for agencies like ours extremely affordable. With the lack of availability of actual sketch artists, this software has become an intricate part of our investigative unit.
Warren Van Vuren
Criminal Investigations Section
Titusville Police Department
Photograph and composite of suspect.
Crime Solving Software a Key Factor in Nabbing Fresno Rapist
In the spring of 2003 the Fresno County
Sheriff's Department faced a difficult investigation.
They had seven reported incidents of rape involving
prostitutes, but the victims were reluctant to
cooperate with police in identifying the suspect.
Finally, one of the victims agreed to come forward
and work with Detective Jeff Kertson who was using
FACES criminal investigation software for the first
time in an interview. The composite they created
was distributed to the Sheriff's and Police patrol
units. Within two days a man was apprehended and
charged with several counts of kidnap and rape.
"FACES was one of the key factors in solving
these crimes," said Detective Kertson. "We had
a general description of the suspect and car.
With the help of FACES we were able to put a face
to the suspect description. This along with communication
between allied agencies was directly responsible
for his arrest."
Composite and photograph of suspect.
FACES Police Sketch Generator
Leads to South Florida Rapist Capture
A 29-year-old suspect was arrested by
Broward County, Florida police shortly after America’s
Most Wanted TV show aired a FACES facial composite
‘South Florida Rapist’ was responsible
for the brutal attack and attempted abductions
of a dozen girls and young women.
to the Oct. 1998 AMW broadcast, several sketches
of the suspect had been hand-drawn, but provided
few clues for police. Deputy John McMahon of the
Broward County Sheriff’s Office, working
closely with young victims, utilized FACES police sketch generator to
compose a picture quality composite of the suspect.
after the FACES sketch appeared on America’s
Most Wanted, a woman contacted police, saying
the portrait was that of her son. A suspect was
arrested within hours, and charged with sexually
assaulting an 11-year-old girl and attempting
to abduct 10 other girls in Florida
FACES facial composite sketch, along with solid
investigative work from a number of law enforcement
agencies – including the FBI, BCSO, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, North Lauderdale
Department of Public Safety and North Miami Beach
Police Department – helped end the assailant’s
reign of terror.
Composite and photograph of suspect.
Armed Robber Nabbed through FACES facial composite
than eight hours after a February 1999 armed robbery,
Lexington, Nebraska police had a picture of the
suspect. And 13 hours later, they had the suspect
Investigator Ken Schumacher credits an accurate
description of the robber by the victim and media
coverage for the quick arrest – as well
as FACES, a police sketch generator used
to create a quick composite picture of the suspect.
was that picture that led to the arrest, Schumacher
software is really something… It allows
us to have an artist, something that wouldn’t
ordinarily have been available to us,” Schumacher
said. With FACES, law enforcement agencies can
develop a high-quality graphic with unprecedented
speed and ease.
the early morning robbery in this south central
Nebraska town of 10,000, Schumacher sat down with
the store clerk and quickly put together the composite
Police released the description and picture and
a tip led to a 28-year-old man’s arrest.
He was charged with robbery, use of a weapon to
commit a felony and possession of a firearm by
Police use FACES Crime Solving Software to Apprehend Suspect in Realtor
Monroe, Michigan man was arrested and charged
with criminal sexual conduct after a FACES facial
composite sketch generated a series of public
case involved a 23-year-old Livonia realtor who
was sexually assaulted in December 1998 while
showing a model home. Canton township police detectives
considered bringing in a skilled composite artist
from the state of Michigan, but opted to use FACES police sketch generator
after being contacted by Michigan’s Most
Wanted and told about the new software.
resulting composite was aired on Michigan’s
Most Wanted, Detroit TV stations, and local daily
and weekly newspapers. Tips led to the capture
of the suspected rapist, a 37-year-old male, who
was arraigned in February, 1999.
police say use of the FACES crime solving software program provided a
more accurate picture of the suspect. “The
first time we used FACES it was on a major case,”
said Officer Leonard Schemanski, “It proved
vital to the suspect’s apprehension”.
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