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Facebook Helping Fight Crime In Northeastern And Central Pennsylvania

Police in Luzerne County say the social media website Facebook has helped solve and may have helped prevent crime. Crimewatch organizers also say Facebook has helped boost membership ranks.
Hazleton Crime watch organizer Craig Budde says Facebook has helped boost membership as well as the number of tips on crimes--Budde told Eyewitness News, "People are fed up with crime and many have turned to our Facebook page to help fight crime--" Budde added, "People tell me all the time that our Facebook page has alerted them potential problems in their neighborhoods"--- Charlotte Raup, from Wilkes-Barre Crimewatch Coalition, added, "We have had a tremendous response to our Facebook page and we know it has made people more aware of what is going on in their neighborhoods"- Police in Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre say Crimewatch Facebook pages have helped solve crimes in their respective cities--
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