State Police turn to Facebook for help

NORWICH – The New York State Police are banking more on social media for the public’s help in capturing wanted individuals.

Starting this month, the New York State Police will be using Facebook to assist them in catching wanted individuals. Each Wednesday, the organization will post wanted posters to its Facebook page in hopes of getting a lead to the whereabouts of potentially dangerous individuals who have arrest and bench warrants against them from around the state.

According to the State Police, “Warrant Wednesday,” will help them track down some of the state’s most serious offenders.

“We are hoping that this will allow us to educate the public on certain people we are looking for,” explained Trooper Nathan Riegal, public information officer for NYS Troop C in Norwich. “It’s something people show a general interest in, and we believe it will really help us.”

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