Friday, April 26, 2013

Granada & Coloma Way Smash and Grab Robbers takes Motown/D-Town Records unreleased archived recordings Valued at $5 Million

WOODLAND CA (IFS) -- It has been reported to Woodland California police Department of the smash and grab robber of several of SDC OmniMedia Group main acrhival computers and laptops in an un-noticed and sleepy neighborhood at Coloma Way and Granada Drive early this morning.  The computers contain sensitive information studies commissioned by the Library of Congress.  The computers along with a Fostex 4 Track Audio recorder for KDTN BlogTalk Radio recording and editing, including a new Black Box Series computer digtial projector and many other electronic devices that were reported to the police.

Local Police Officer Parveen Lal of the Woodland Police department was not to surprised at the tackets used to smash the rear window of one vechicle and empty it of all its cotents of compressors, air nail guns, carpenter belt with saw-alls, drills and electric hammers.

Not stopping there, the thieves were not satsified with just that haul of loot, they also disabled the locking system on songwriter and record producer Kenneth Howard Smith, who was visitng his parents at this location.

Smith, explained to Officer Lal, that the computers were two (2) Compaq laptops from the Reno, NV offices and older Dell laptop from the Memphis/Nashville offices, and the custom engineered CHENBROS  WORKSTATION Computer Server for broadcasting of audio for the SDC Radio One Networks that included over 50,000 songs of artists from 1927 to 2012.

Other archives included Coleman Kestin & Smith Audio Book Series created by Infotronics USA for higher education and broadcasting.

The backup computer included unreleased archived D-Town and Motown Records catalogs of songs written and produced by Smith along with Motown producer RG Ingersoll.  Digital Compact Disc pictures of artists for  D-Town  releases included the Staple Singers, Lee Rogers, William Dean, Rosey Grier, Connie Van Dyke, The Precisions, The Undisputed Truth, Rare Earth, Fabulous Preps, Stevie Nicks, Sarah Fleetwood, Merrell Fankhauser and many other.  The archived songs catalog are valued at $5 Million.

Smith added, that this area of Woodland was once the home to the mayor, and with the Middle and High School on the same street, was a fligship area, now afoot with gangs and individuals that have experienced home invasion in the middle of the day with people at home.

Officer Lal would not add if these are the same individuals that committed these crimes, but it appears that a pattern is slowly emerging for that area.

Smith added that the thieves stole his Garmin Navigational device with programmed data for many recording artists and their location of their private homes and offices.  Smith also included that the device also contained addresses for many state and federal judicial officers as Smith used for arranging audio interviews for the KDTN BlogTalk Radio Show - Media In Review.

Smith also gave a warning to the users of these computers, that the IP address is different, and that the computer will attempt to log-on "Call home" via the programmed computer IP address onboard.  "The machine gives you forty (40) seconds and three password attempts, then the machine goes into a "self destruction mode" turning off the machines rendering them just a paper weight.  Smith stated.  During the last operation of the computer shut-down, it sends an "Unkown IP Source Log-on" to the main SDC OmniMedia Group computer systems in Memphis.

"The CHENBROS Computer with an international red color in plastic in front, and a clear view side and black tower that was on its way to be upgraded and retired.  

"I would love to have all of our family tools and the CHENBROS WORKSTATION returned, but we know that will never happen."  Too much damage has been done and its up to the police to get the bad guys."  Smith concluded.