Ogden City Police Department – Real Time Crime Center

One software, many uses - from planning to conviction

The Case

Ogden City Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center recognizes GeoTime’s versatility in working with any data sets containing time and location coordinates. This allows the investigative team to close cases quicker and more frequently.

“It’s as close to reliving the event as you can get.”

-Dave Weloth, Crime Analyst, Ogden City Police Department

GeoTime for Cell Site and Mobile Forensics Analysis - Homicide Case

Alexis Rasmussen, 16, died of a lethal injection of drugs, allegedly by Dea and Eric Millerberg. Their alibi didn’t add up, and the investigation stalled. As part of their probe, investigators requested the suspects’ cell phone records.

Analyzed in GeoTime, investigators saw the interactions between the victim and the suspects before and after the girl’s disappearance. This information was vital in charging the suspects with the crime. They now await trial.

GeoTime for Workforce and Resource Operations Planning

By mapping crime data stored in the computer-aided dispatch system, police and see crime trends and hot spots. Commanders can determine where to best allocated limited enforcement resources.

GeoTime for GPS Tracking - Drug Trafficking Case

In a recent case, OPD obtained a search warrant to place a GPS tracker on a drug suspect’s vehicle. Later, based on his story to police, the suspect was supposed to be at a certain location, but the tracker data showed he had driven around the city.

Mapped in GeoTime, the GPS data showed the suspect’s vehicle stopped at residences where gang members and parolees lived, indicating he was heavily involved with drug trafficking.

GeoTime for Reporting and Presentation

In the high-profile case of slain Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom, the suspect was charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty. The suspect, Matthew David Stewart, 37, ambushed the officers when they stopped to serve a drug-related search warrant at his home. Five other officers were wounded.

Crime analysts had many data sets to work with – from Automatic Vehicle Locators and dashboard cameras on officers’ patrol cars, and computer-aided dispatch calls and radio traffic communication between dispatch and officers at the scene. By layering in all the data and content, Ogden City Police produced a real-time recreation of the incident – a 25-minute video to played for the jury.