Bill Dobbins

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

$25 or less for gas. Reward for found items. What it's worth to you to have me find your lost item.

Search Types

Fields, Yards, Farms, Parks, Lake Beaches, Wooded and Camping areas, and very shallow water.

Search Locations

75 Miles from Warren County, NJ and Northampton County, PA

Bill Dobbins's Bio

I am a retired NJ Law Enforcement Officer. Metal Detecting has been my hobby for over 8 years.If you lost something and know where it was lost, I will try my best to find it for you. If your curious as to what may be on your land, no charge for me to look but we split the finds.

Bill Dobbins - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Ring Montclaire State College, New Jersey…Found! (2014)

    On Monday evening February 3, 2014, I received a frantic call from Emily of Orange Grove, TX who is a student at Montclaire State College here in New Jersey. Emily told me that while cleaning the snow off her car in a Campus parking lot she fell down. When she got up, she brushed the […]

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  • Wedding Ring recovered at football field in NJ. (2013)

    On Sunday October 13, 2013 at approximately 1:45 PM Mrs. Roe of Neptune, NJ called me and reported her husband Chris lost his wedding ring while playing football at a local park in Asbury, NJ. The ring was lost yesterday. After searching the park with a rented metal detector, Chris could not locate the ring. […]

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  • Lost Gold Wedding Band at Lehigh County, PA Air Show…Found! (2013)

    On Friday afternoon 9/6/13,  I received a call from Mr. Mike McGrath of Frenchtown, NJ who told me he lost his wedding ring at the Lehigh County, PA Air Show two weeks ago. Mike asked for my help in finding the ring. I told Mike it was unlikely that the ring would be found 2 […]

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  • Air Show Search (2013)

    I received a call from a man who lost his ring at an Air Show 2 weeks ago and wanted me to search where he was when he lost it. I told him since two weeks have passed it is unlikely it is still there. He still wanted me to search so this search will […]

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  • New Ring Finder in Warren County NJ (2013)

    I have been metal detecting for over 8 years and have found many interesting items. I have also added to my coin collection many coins that I have uncovered through the years. Now that I have signed up with The Ring Finders, I am hoping that I can make many people happy when I recover […]

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Bill Dobbins - Testimonials

  • I will certainly recommend The Ring Finders web site (2013)


    A BIG thank you to The Ring Finders, Bill Dobbins and Al with Lehigh Valley Airport Operations, for helping me find my wedding ring!

    I lost my ring while attending the Lehigh Valley Airshow on August 25th and after calling the Airport lost & found, post air show cleanup with no luck, I asked the Operations Manager if it would be possible to permit me to search the area where I believe I lost the ring. They said yes and I thought ok, this is going to be like looking for a needle in a haystack, so I probably should get my hands on a metal detector.

    Subsequently, I began a search on the internet to find one to rent when I came across an article from someone who had lost a ring at the Jersey shore only one week earlier. That individual originally was also seeking to rent a metal detector when they came across The Ring Finders web site.

    The individual connected with a contact from the web site and located his lost ring the following morning within an hour. I thought, wow this makes total sense! Why try to find it myself when you can have a pro help you find it! So I immediately went to The Ring Finders web site and connected with Bill and planned our trip out to the Airport.

    We met with Al in Airport Operations who helped us get orientated on the airfield grounds and to the location where I thought I may have lost my ring.

    Bill found my ring within an hour, and needless to say I was very excited…both Al and I were quite impressed!! I will certainly recommend The Ring Finders web site and Bill to anyone who may need such services in the future!