Online security video generating leads for Spokane police

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by WHITNEY WARD & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 5:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--Police are turning to websites to spread the word and surveillance pictures of recent Spokane crimes. Officers usually post surveillance video from crime scenes on the Spokane Police Department’s YouTube page.

Yet, officers warn that it could take several days for an officer to pick up and post the video online.

“If it's a slow day, an officer will come pick it up,” said Officer Lydia Taylor.  “If we're busy and going call to call, it may take one or two days.”

As of Tuesday, officers still had not picked up surveillance video which possibly shows a car prowling suspect in Hillyard. KREM 2 News told you about the video on Monday.

However, police said people must be willing to call in what they know for the video to be effective. Often one suspect is responsible for more than one crime according to police.

“May be one burglary or one vehicle theft, but we can link it to 50 others,” said Taylor.

Taylor said tips are pouring into SPD about the man caught on camera allegedly holding up a North Spokane coffee shop on Monday. Officers released the surveillance video within hours of the robbery. No arrests have been made.

Police post most crime scene video on the SPD Facebook page and on YouTube.
 

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