Maybe we could convince eHam.net to have a section where "licensed hams" could list stolen ham equipment. I don't mean like the one currently in forums now. The current forums Stolengear is not very user friendly. It could be set up similar to mods.dk where it is listed by brand and then by model. This would allow for quickly checking, for example an Icom IC-730 sn. 3456789 or Kenwood TS-850SAT sn. 1234567. Then list the hams call sign, date stolen and where stolen. The reason I said licensed hams is that way we could more easily contact them should the stoled gear be located. Email address are always changing along with phone numbers and home addresses. But with a call sign we can look them up even if they have changed call signs and at least find an address we can write to (at least most of the time). There should also be a way for the owner of the stolen gear to report it recovered. I would guess this could be done the same way we are allowed to edit our classified ads.
One nice thing about being able to look up equipment by make and model is if you were shopping for a used Kenwood TS-850SAT for example. You could write down or print out the section showing those that have been reported stolen before you go shopping for that radio. If you had a list of items you wanted to buy you could copy and paste them all together and print it out.
I am sure the web master and the eHam staff could come up with something that would work just fine given some time and encouragement from us. They may need to get someone to be a manager for the Stolen Equipment section. I don't have a clue how difficult that would be. Maybe drop eHam.net site manager Mike Gilmer, N2MG an email showing your interest would help. You can try this email address, email@example.com