Police need help from community in solving crimes

Police need help from community in solving crimes
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Communication is key when it comes to identifying people who commit crimes.

According to Paul Holmes, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department, he wants the community to be their partners in solving crimes.

Jonesboro police have responded to a few shots fired calls just this year that have been ruled unfounded because of the lack of communication and evidence.

Holmes said that if the community told police what they know, there would be a better chance in identifying and arresting those responsible.

"What we need people to do is to tell us as quickly and completely as they can what happened so we can respond in the best manner possible," Holmes said. "If we don't have all the information or we don't have the right information, it complicates our job, and makes it more difficult for us to resolve these cases."

Holmes said it is important for people not to take matters into their own hands by exposing themselves to danger.

He also reminds people you can call Jonesboro police to report any information or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously at (870) 935-7867.

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