Keeping track: GPS keeps offenders on 20-second leash

When local law enforcement officials want to keep close track of a convicted criminal these days, they might turn to an Evansville man’s business.

Inside Danny Koester’s brick office building on Weinbach Avenue is equipment for a global positioning system able to track a person’s every move.

GPS keeps felons honest … or else

Local business ABK Tracking began offering GPS services this year, and law enforcement officials are embracing the opportunity to ease jail overcrowding and offer nonviolent criminals a way to be productive members of the community.