Corona, Calif.-based U.S. Battery Manufacturing Co. aided Michigan State Police in apprehending thieves who were stealing deep-cycle batteries from RV dealerships.
According to a press release, after more than 80 batteries were stolen from multiple thefts in a single location, the Michigan State Police Technical Service Unit contacted U.S. Battery Manufacturing to assist them with a plan that would help apprehend the suspects responsible. Specialist Trooper Paul Gonyeau of the Michigan State Police Fifth District Technical Services Unit asked U.S. Battery to supply them with several empty battery cases from the company’s RV deep-cycle battery line.
“It was subsequently determined that the use of batteries equipped with live GPS units would be the most effective method,” said Specialist Trooper Paul Gonyeau. The plan would allow the team to monitor, identify, and apprehend the suspects involved, without alerting them to the presence of law enforcement. “We were able to make the appropriate modifications and enclose live GPS units in the U.S. Battery cases,” said Gonyeau. “These units were then put into place at the RV dealer and monitored.”
According to Gonyeau, it only took a few weeks until the suspects struck again, stealing more than a dozen batteries. Two of the batteries stolen were the U.S. Battery cases equipped with the GPS units. “Within moments of the theft, the suspects were being monitored by law enforcement and stopped within a few miles of the RV dealership with all of the stolen batteries still in their possession. During interviewing, the main suspect admitted to all of the previous thefts,” said Gonyeau. “Thanks to the assistance of U.S. Battery, this operation was very successful.”
“We were more than willing to assist Michigan State Police in this operation,” says Dwayne Porter, marketing manager for U.S. Battery. “Lead and other metals have become more valuable recently, making battery theft a more lucrative business for thieves. We were proud to have been given this opportunity, and will always do our part to prevent crime whenever possible.”
U.S. Battery Manufacturing’ deep-cycle RV batteries are designed to withstand the extreme charge and discharge cycles when used in RVs, as well as provide higher initial capacity, performance and longer service life, according to a press release.
With many electronic appliances, stereo systems and other accessories that maintain a high parasitic load on RV batteries, discharge and charging cycles can quickly cut the service life of an ordinary battery. U.S. Battery said its deep-cycle batteries are more efficient and last longer, because of the company’s exclusive XC2 formulation and Diamond Plate Technology. This combination of extremely efficient synthetic tetrabasic lead sulfate crystal structures (TTBLS), allow U.S. Battery’s products to reach peak capacity in fewer cycles, provide higher total energy delivery, and extend battery life.
“RV owners can save money by utilizing a high-performance deep-cycle battery that is more efficient and lasts longer,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/executive vice president. “Our exclusive XC2 formulation enhances battery performance by improving charging efficiency with increased initial and overall capacity.
Wallace said that the batteries are more compatible with a wider range of chargers used in various make and model RVs.
U.S. Battery’s RV deep-cycle batteries are available in 12-volt and 6-volt configurations while the RE Series deep cycle batteries also feature extra heavy-duty connector lugs and a tough polypropylene exterior case.
For more information visit http://www.usbattery.com.