Twitter leads police to litterbug

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Twitter leads police to litterbug

Postby curt » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:18 am

Twitter leads police to litterbug

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent

EPPING – When police received a report of someone tossing two bags of trash from a vehicle on Prescott Road Tuesday, they immediately turned to Twitter to try to catch the culprit.

A witness had provided a partial license plate number, so police decided that the fastest way to get the word out was by posting a message on Twitter seeking the public's help.

Within two hours, police were able to track down the alleged litter bug, a 17-year-old, thanks to a woman who happened to read the Twitter message and noticed a vehicle with a similar license plate number.

Union Leader article
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Re: Twitter leads police to litterbug

Postby AlfredTwo » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:00 am

I looked at the Epping PD Twitter account (http://twitter.com/EppingNHPolice ) and they are following quite a number of other police departments. It will be interesting to see if we run into more of this sort of thing. Hats off to the Epping PD for innovation.
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