Earlier I wrote this article regarding an Interaction Invite. I wanted to write an initial article now explaining the details of the case we have been invited to follow.

First of all, this is the trial and the time schedule it is running in the courthouse of Kristiansand (Kristiansand Tingrett). It were initially planned to run only next week, but it now looks like they have extended it so that final deliberation are held after the Easter holidays. Currently the trial will last for 7 full days.

So far this is what I know of the case:
The description of the case are “Grovt tyveri fra bil (..)” and means that there has been stolen valuables from cars or other moving vehicles / boats. But the size and length of the case reveals that this is a more serious case than “simple burglary”. After more research I have learned that this case also are regarding organized crime, and the criminals on trial are a gang of people with foreign citizenship (nationality not known at this moment). Apparently this is one of the gangs that have committed a series of crimes, but this will be more clear throughout the case.

I recommend that we as a group go to see at least the opening and closing deliberations (åpning- og avsluttende -prosedyrene), and of course the most important – when the DIPOL division presents their evidence. The day for DIPOL presentation are expected to be on Friday at 11:00. But there might be delays, so it might not be until the 19th of April. We will know more about this upcoming Thursday.

What kind of evidence can we expect?

  • GPS-locations from Google accounts
  • Traffic data
  • Passive/signaldata from cell phones (triangulation?)
  • Travel bookings
  • Toll booth passing
  • Content from mobile phones

As you can see, there has been put down a serious amount of working hours in collecting data from a wide variation of digital sources. All of this has of course been put into context and matched with other “analog” information regarding the case. It will be very interesting to see how this case unfolds, and how the evidence are presented.