--Now this, I think is a great idea.--
Story at Pioneer Press
BY MARK LAWTON
May 14, 2013
NORTHLAKE MOST WANTED
NORTHLAKE — Last week the Northlake Police Department went live with a Most Wanted list on the city website.
As of earlier this week, it featured photos and information of two people wanted on murder charges, one for concealing a homicide, one for dangerous drugs, one for the delivery of dangerous drugs, one for aggravated driving under the influence, two for forgery, one for identity theft plus one missing person.
The city website has been getting more attention since it was upgraded earlier this year, Police Chief Dennis Koletsos said.
“Based on the amount of hits the website is getting, it would be a good idea to have information out there on people we have outstanding warrants on,” Koletsos said. “We’ll see if it reaps any benefit for us.”
The people currently listed are wanted for crimes that happened at least a year ago.
“Their trail has gone a bit cool for us,” Koletsos said. “If we can get that information back into the public, maybe someone can give us a call and we can pick up their trail again.”
And he does mean to give them a call; the website urges people to contact police if they know anything but also warns them to not take any action against the individuals themselves.
“Some of these individuals may be wanted on other criminal charges and should be apprehended by law enforcement personnel only,” the site cautions.
Police will accept anonymous tips at (708) 531-5755 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Readers can view the Most Wanted list under the police section of the city of Northlake website at northlakecity.com.