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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Bowling Green Police Department is going high-tech to keep people safe. A new
device has already helped them crack multiple cases.
is a piece of equipment that helps police download cell phone information. When
the department gets a search warrant for a cell phone, or any type of
electronic device that has been seized in a criminal case, they can hook it up
to Celebrite, which draws data from the device and breaks it up into
categories. This allows police to go through the information that can help
solve a case.
we're dealing with a drug dealer," explained Deputy Chief Tony Hetrick. "They
make drug deals with people on their cell phones sometimes, and that data would
Celebrite, it was difficult for the department to extract information from
electronic devices. It's helped them with numerous cases.
executed 30 search warrants resulting in multiple criminal charges, for
anything from sexual assault, drug dealing…voyeurism," Hetrick said. "We've
been able to use that device to get evidence to help us present these cases in