Recovery Stories

9 Feb 2023
USA417671

School owned laptop found in the trash at a gas station in Albuquerque NM. Owner is making arrangements to get it back.

2 Feb 2023
USZ39049

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline reporting he found a STOP-tagged laptop in an alley near his residence in Danville, IL. STOP quickly identified the registered owner, a large school system, by the unique STOP ID Number on the security plate. STOP notified the administrator of the STOP program at the school system, and recovery is underway.

31 Jan 2023
USA346503

A STOP-tagged laptop belonging to a large school system was lost and then found at AA Lost & Found Orlando Intl Airport. STOP notified the STOP admin at the school system, and the laptop has been recovered.

26 Jan 2023
USA357323

CVS store employee in Meriden, CT called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a school-owned, STOP-tagged laptop was apparently left at the store. STOP identified the owner and notified them. Recovery process is underway.

22 Jan 2023
USY60271

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7Recovery Hotline to report that he obtained a STOP-tagged Chromebook from a homeless person, and he wanted to verify ownership. The STOP ID Number on the STOP Plate indicated this device belongs to a Texas-based school district. STOP notified the administrator and recovery process is underway.

18 Jan 2023
USX67348

A STOP-tagged device belonging to a municipality in Roanoke, VA was turned in to American Airlines Lost & Found in Orlando International Airport, FL. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID on the laptop and notified them. Recovery process is underway.

12 Jan 2023
USA450086

Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he found a STOP-tagged laptop on front porch of home in Miami, FL. STOP identified the registered owner, a Florida-based municipality, by the unique STOP ID Number printed on the face of the STOP Security Plate. It appears the device was stolen, but the thief likely abandoned it after noticing the STOP Security Plate, fearing exposure to police. STOP notified the STOP Program administrator at the municipality, and recovery process is underway.

11 Jan 2023
USA249047

Good Samaritan found laptop on the side of the road in TX. It was recovered by the owner.

9 Jan 2023
USZ28216

Freeport, Texas-based PD contact STOP to notify us that a STOP-tagged Chromebook belonging to a Texas-based school district was found. STOP notified the school administrator. Ownership verfication and recovery are underway.

6 Jan 2023
USA337833

Good Samaritan called STOP to report that she found a STOP-tagged laptop in her apartment. The caller provided the STOP ID on the Plate, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large school system in Virginia. STOP notified the plate program admin, and the laptop was recovered from the Good Samaritan. Case closed.

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