Busted... with an Assist from MC3 and RISC

Major Case Contact Center (MC3) takes tip that leads to abductor’s arrest

FBI, Mobile (Alabama) Division and Ohio Authorities - At 6:45 p.m. on September 18, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) activated the Major Case Contact Center (MC3) at the request of the FBI Mobile Division to assist with a child abduction case. Around 1 p.m. the day before, a 15-year-old girl was abducted from a medical center in Dothan, Alabama. Officials believed the abductor and his family traveled out of state with the victim. At 9:21 p.m. on September 21, the MC3 received a call advising that the abductor and his family had just shown up in Ohio. Immediately, the MC3 representative notified the Mobile Division, which worked with other law enforcement authorities to locate the 15-year-old girl. The abductors were arrested without incident.

Search of RISC leads to arrests of pair, including man wanted for cocaine smuggling

Ontario (California) Police Department - On November 2, an officer with the Ontario (CA) Police Department pulled over a vehicle because the driver was following the vehicle ahead of him too closely. Both the driver and passenger provided the officer with identification (ID) from Mexico; however, no records were found when the officer ran the names and dates of birth through the National Crime Information Center. Suspecting the IDs were forged, the officer ran the fingerprints of the driver on a rapid mobile ID device for a search of the FBI’s Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) and the local Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Although the local system did not return a hit on the driver’s biometrics, the RISC returned a “red” hit on them for cocaine smuggling from Missouri. After a “red” hit was found on the local system for the passenger, both men were arrested.