Reporting David Madden
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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Crimestoppers has revamped its web site in an effort to reach out to more forms of social media.
The site, pacrimestoppers.org, has a whole new look to it, according to state coordinator Kira Lemmons. No longer are you confined to calling in a tip on an toll-free 800 number if you think you recognize an alleged criminal.
“With this new web site, if you see somebody and you want to share it with friends, you can share it on Facebook, because we do have a Facebook page,” Lemmons says. “You can share it through Twitter.”
And once their mobile app is up and running, in a month or two, you can actually send in a picture of a crime. All anonymously, of course.
There’s even a way to communicate with Crimestoppers online, without anyone knowing who you are. You’re tracked through a number they assign to you, and if a reward is connected to the case and your tip works out, you get the money.
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060