COLUMBUS – The Flock camera system in Bartholomew County allowed officers to recover a stolen vehicle and arrest the driver Thursday morning.
The Flock camera system was purchased by Bartholomew County last year. The cameras have the ability to read license plates and quickly process those against a database to alert police via a computer program in their vehicle when they encounter a stolen vehicle.
According to Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department reports, the county’s Flock camera system identified a reportedly stolen vehicle traveling into Columbus from West Old Nashville Road at about 7:53 a.m. Thursday.
A deputy found the vehicle near 2nd and Jackson streets and attempted to pull over the driver.
After turning onto Brown Street the driver 18-year-old Antwaun T. Jones Jr., stopped. He was arrested on preliminary charges of theft of a vehicle and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license.
Deputies say Columbus police contacted the vehicle’s owner to retrieve the car.