Erie, Pennsylvania: New license plate reader scans around 6000 plates every 24 hours

New technology is enhancing the way Erie Police find vehicles and wanted individuals.

The department has had the technology for less than two months.  It’s already scanned more than 250,000 plates, alerting police of a variety of issues.

Erie Police Captain Rick Lorah says, “It’s able to scan and take a photo and spit that out within a split second.”

He says since being installed in October, the technology has directly led to 12 arrests, three stolen automobiles, a stolen plate, and numerous traffic citations.

“LPR’s that are running are finding expired registration, expired insurance, unlicensed drivers and  wanted people.”