The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has launched a new app that allows people to report drug crimes anonymously.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office website:
On April 6, 2016 at approximately 7:07 p.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies received information via tip411 in reference to a suspect selling narcotics at 7023 Himes Avenue North. The comments also stated the suspect was concealing the narcotics in a bleach bottle.
Deputies observed the suspect retrieve a small bleach bottle and remove a plastic bag containing marijuana. Deputies took the suspect into custody. Deputies also recovered the bleach bottle that had eleven bags of marijuana and two bags of cocaine. The suspect was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of Cannabis Less than 20 grams, Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine) within 1000ft of a Business Transportation of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Control Substance (Cannabis) w/ intent to Sell, Possession of Control Substance (Cocaine) w/ intent to Sell and Tampering/Fabricating with Physical Evidence.
The investigation continues.
In October 2014, the Lewisville Police Department partnered with Citizen Observer to launch the anonymous crime tip service Tip411. Using the service, residents can anonymously report crime tips and information to the department using text messages or by downloading the free Android or Apple TipLPD app for their smartphones.
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In the hopes of helping police solve more crimes, a New Jersey county is implementing a new service allowing residents to submit text messages anonymously to law enforcement.
Salem County’s law enforcement now allows people to share information with police by sending text messages about crimes through an online tool called tip411.
Tip411 allows anyone with a cell phone to text tips to police, and then officers can respond back, creating a 100% anonymous conversation.
Using the free app, residents can send a tip to any Salem County law enforcement agency by using the keyword for the agency and their message/tip to 847411.
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