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Invasion Of Privacy? Police Catching More Criminals With Community License Plate Reader Cameras

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VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Vacaville Police tracked down yet another stolen vehicle out of Stockton and made another arrest with the help of community cameras equipped with License Plate Recognition or LPR cameras.

Gary Elliott showed CBS13 how the cameras work. His homeowner’s association bought several recently that are now posted throughout his Vacaville neighborhood. They already lead Vacaville Police to two suspects in a stolen vehicle with stolen items and shaved keys to possibly steal more.

“It looked to me like they were potentially looking, casing the place to steal another care or something so. So not two weeks after we installed the cameras, they paid off,” said Elliott.

Attorney David Mastagni worries such technology is an invasion of privacy.

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