Crime doesn’t pay, and it’s often the license plates on vehicles which allow the authorities to identify suspects or gain some insight into the cases they are working on. Unfortunately, a license plate which should have stood for more than violence left one man with a gash in his head. As for other suspects in an unrelated case, their license plate left its mark in a different way.
First up, in Port Marion, Pennsylvania, James Wiles, 45, became angry with his 47-year-old brother back on February 24, 2015. Wiles took a vanity license plate which read “Jesus” on it and threw it at his older brother. The license plate struck his brother in the head and cut him, according to the Associated Press.
Paramedics had to come to the scene to treat the older Wiles brother, and James Wiles was charged with simple assault and harassment. On March 31, 2015, Wiles will find out whether or not he will have to face a trial for slashing his brother with the “Jesus” vanity license plate.
While the elder Wiles brother recovers from his vanity license plate wound, two unrelated people, Robert Beaucaire and Amy Peters may be nursing wounds of a different kind.
The two people are suspected of being the masterminds behind a series of burglaries around Lakeville, Massachusetts. Allegedly while on a robbing spree, Beaucaire and Peters used a truck to load up and carry around their stolen loot. Perhaps the two never thought of leaving a trail or an actual imprint in the snow behind.
Fortunately for police, an imprint of the truck’s license plate was found in the snow at the scene of a home break-in. The description of the truck belonging to that license plate matched the description of a truck seen at other locations where burglaries had occurred, according to the Associated Press. Police were able to quickly put all the clues together to find out where the truck was located.
Chief Frank Alvilhiera explained the truck was linked back to a hotel in Dartmouth. The hotel was searched and more than 300 stolen items were found. Wallets, laptops, jewelry, and much more were recovered from the not-so-smart thieves. Alvilhiera believed all the stolen items were worth around $10,000.
Robert Beaucaire and Amy Peters are facing breaking and entering charges. They are also facing charges of larceny.
None of the people involved in the instances of crime relating to license plates could be reached for comments.