Bartholomew County, Indiana to test license plate readers as crime-fighting tool

Before long, any vehicle entering Bartholomew County on U.S. 31 near I-65 will pass in front of a digital license plate reader that will take a photograph and upload it to cloud storage for computerized analysis.

If an algorithm determines the vehicle has been reported stolen or flagged for involvement in a crime or missing persons case, the system will alert the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.