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Adrian Police catching criminals with Facebook help

ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -

The Adrian Police Department is enjoying lots of success in capturing criminals by taking advantage of the information highway.

Ever since the Adrian Police Department got their Facebook page up and running, it has led to many arrests. They say it's another tool they're utilizing against criminals.

About 14 criminals have been arrested and taken off the streets of Adrian thanks to information that was posted on the department's Facebook page.

"Beyond just capturing criminals, it's a way of getting information out there every day," said Deputy Chief Laurence Vanalstine. "Our job is not to surprise everybody with enforcement, it's to get people to comply with the law. So if we can get an information base out there earlier on, it's much better for everyone."

The Facebook page has seen a lot of visitors since its debut in January of 2013.  Police officials say that it's something they will continue to use aggressively in their fight against crime.

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