Crossville Police use Facebook to solve crimes

By: Lorena Estrada
By: Lorena Estrada

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WVT)-- While many of you use Facebook to socialize, network or even snoop around, the social media site is the latest crime-busting tool for Crossville Police.

"You've got an extra set of eyes and people looking at it. You stand a better chance at solving the crime," said Major Terry White.

Over the past two years, Major White said nearly two dozen arrests have been made with the help of Facebook.

He's now hoping the site helps catch two more suspects wanted for stealing from a local Walmart twice this month.

"They came back on the 25th and stole $1300 worth of items and generators," White said.

Anyone with any information can help police solve the crime, and make some extra cash.

"If it's the correct information, then during our crimestoppers board meeting we vote how much to pay and pay them cash," he said.

How much cash depends on the crime and the number of arrests made. You can remain anonymous.

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