Twenty years later, detectives on the Peninsula tracked down the rightful owner of a stolen charm bracelet, thanks to Pinterest.
Redwood City police say they found necklaces, rings and watches inside a car during a traffic stop on Feb. 6. Among the stolen valuables were some charm bracelets swiped during a residential burglary in San Jose 20 years ago.
The names and dates engraved on the bracelet’s charms were "Ricky 12/9/61," "Flora 1/21/64" and "London 11/8/69," police said.
Police said the occupants of the car were unable to prove that they owned the jewelry or explain where it came from.
Officers were able to find the rightful owners after posting photos on Pinterest.
Detectives still have other stolen items to return. Photographs of the remaining items can be found online on the police department's recovered property Pinterest page.
The Redwood City Police Department is holding the items for "safe keeping" and is attempting to return the pieces to their rightful owners. People who recognize the jewelry should contact Redwood City police Detective David Stahler at (650) 780-7620.
Bay CIty News contributed to this report.