Springfield police are encouraging city residents to use a website to register their most valuable possessions.
Police Chief Robert Williams says using the site for secure registration of serial numbers, item descriptions and other identifying information will make it easier for detectives to return stolen items back to their rightful owner. In fact, Williams says in just a short period of time, police have already recovered and returned more than $10,000 in merchandise to local businesses and residents.
The website where items can be registered is reportit.leadsonline.com. The service is free, according to S.P.D.