Chillicothe Police Using Note Pads to Fight Crime
Updated: Friday, January 25 2013, 01:36 PM EST
CHILLICOTHE -- In the increasingly high-tech fight against crime, police are turning back the clock by using note pads to gather more detailed information from witnesses.
Chillicothe police are giving the printed note pads to people who witness crimes or suspicious activities. The notes include spaces to record information, including physical characteristics of the suspect and/or vehicle involved in the incident.
Officer Bud Lytle told ABC 6/FOX 28 the notes -- which have been in use for 6 months -- are proving to be an important part of the department's investigations.
"This gives people the option to write these things down as the crime is occurring, or as a suspicious person is walking by," Lytle said. "We don't have to rely on our memories so much with this notepad in front of us."
Lytle said the department plans to begin distributing the note pads to high crime targets, such as banks and convenience stores. He hopes a business or organization will eventually help cover the expense of printing the pads, which cost approximately $1.60 apiece.
Reporter: Carol Luper
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