Crime Line goes online

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Staff report

The Suffolk police department has another tool in fighting crime.

Suffolk’s Crime Line has now made it to the Internet.

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Citizens can now log on to the newly created site at, view photos and the information of subjects with outstanding warrants on file and drop an email to report their location.

The site is sponsored by Suffolk Crime Line and was designed by the city’s webmaster.

It is updated regularly, when arrests are made or subjects are added.

Lt. Debbie George, the department’s Crime Line Coordinator, advised that wanted subjects are not listed on the Web site immediately after warrants are secured.

&uot;Our officers make reasonable efforts to contact the wanted subjects through letters and/or visits to their residences,&uot; George said. &uot;The faces that you see on the Web site are the ones that are intentionally hiding from police or have changed addresses and are difficult to locate.

&uot;Our citizens have done a wonderful job assisting police through the Crime Line program by making telephone calls with information in the past.

This is just one more way they can contact us and remain anonymous. We hope to add video of several of our unsolved crimes to the site soon.&uot;

The Crime Line is a non-profit, community program that unites the public, the media, and the police in the fight against crime.

Crime Line offers anonymity and cash rewards to citizens who furnish information.

If information leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs, callers receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Since 1982, Crime Line and Crime Solvers in Hampton Roads have closed the book on more than 15,000 cases and assisted in the recovery of millions of dollars in stolen property and illegal drugs.