Maryland State police Patch

On March 11, 2015 an MVA Senior Investigator assigned to the MCAC's Crime Branch received a request to assist in the identification of a suspect vehicle wanted in connection to several counterfeit cases in Harford County.

During her investigation, she received a photograph of the vehicle and was advised it was thought to be a silver, 4-door Nissan Maxima. The Investigator determined the VIN placement for that model vehicle and requested from the MVA all 4-door Nissan Maxima's registered in Maryland. After researching the color codes, she completed analysis and sent it to the MSP Sergeant working on the investigation. On March 12th, she received new information that the vehicle was in fact a silver 4-door Infiniti. She again determined the VIN placement for that model and requested from the MVA all 4-door Infiniti's registered in the state of Maryland. Starting with Harford County, she researched the color codes and found all silver 4-door Infiniti vehicles. She then started searching the LPR database with the tag numbers of matching vehicles. Through this method, she was able to gain positive identification of the suspect vehicle, to include a perfect match of the photo, which contained several matching rear-window stickers, a sun roof and identical rear seat head rests. The MVA Investigator was able to provide this information to the MSP Sergeant in less than 24 hours.