- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Medford Police want to be able to charge pawn shops and other second-hand dealers who knowingly buy stolen goods for resale.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1J2zgHh) police want to add a component to a law that went into effect March 22 making those who knowingly receive stolen goods culpable.

The ordinance currently requires pawn shops and second-hand dealers to take photos of valuable items for a police database, but doesn’t establish a dollar amount. The law is being amended to set a $20 threshold, and make it clear consignment shops are not subject to the law.

Police have tracked and recovered stolen items in 18 instances using the database.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/



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