Local Newspaper Uses Pinterest to Find Wanted Criminals

From Mashable:

Pinterest may be known for home décor tips, craft ideas and destination dreaming, but a Pennsylvania newspaper is using the popular photo-sharing site to post mug shots of people wanted by police officials. And as a result, the community has experienced a 57% increase in arrests.

The Mercury — which is based in Pottstown, Pa., and covers neighboring towns — has posted more 74 pictures of people wanted by the police on charges ranging from theft and fraud to assault. According to an NPR report, police received tips from the public almost immediately.

“We’ve actually seen a 57% increase in our warrant services, and we actually got more people based on our tips and our calls,” Drumheller told the talk radio platform.

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