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Raleigh police unveil online system for non-emergencies

Posted July 12, 2011

— Raleigh Police on Tuesday introduced a system that allows people to report some non-emergency crimes online. 

The system allows people to report six crimes online: damage to property, damage to vehicles, harassing phone calls, lost property, stolen property and theft from a vehicle.

After data is submitted, users will receive a temporary report of the crime. An official report should be available within five business days, police said. 

All reports filed will be reviewed and, if further investigation is required, a law enforcement officer will follow up on the case. 

People wishing to report a non-emergency incident where an immediate response is not needed, there is no serious personal injury, property damage or loss, and there is no possibility that the culprit is still at the scene or likely to return to the scene, should call police at 919-829-1911. 

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  • Duke _Nukem Jul 13, 6:47 p.m.

    @lorenait..... What would you do if you loaned your car out to someone who hit a car in the Walmart parking lot and it was recorded. You later got a ticket in the mail for hit and run. Would you pay it or fight it? Think anout it. It's no different than red light tickets being illegal. Before yoy can charge someone with something you have to have probable cause to believe they are the ones who committed the crime.

    OK, I'll think about it....Done thinking. That would be a vehicle accident and that is not on the list. So therefore a police officer would deal with it in person. Next question that doesn't apply. Anyone?

  • tran Jul 13, 4:31 p.m.

    Notice how most of the crimes the online system allows people to report entail property. This clearly shows that property crimes are low priority.

  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Jul 13, 10:57 a.m.

    If you have a cold, call your doctor...NOT an ambulance.
    citizensoldier16

    If only everyone was able to afford to go to the doctors. Maybe if we had a healthcare system that wasn't geared towards helping the rich, people could go to the Dr. and not the ER.

  • citizensoldier16 Jul 12, 7:09 p.m.

    Time to come up with something like this for EMS. Overuse and abuse of the EMS and ER system is KILLING the cost of healthcare in this country. People, the ER is not a primary care center. If you have a cold, call your doctor...NOT an ambulance.

  • salinas502 Jul 12, 6:32 p.m.

    I think it is about time this was instituted! No need to run to a scene every time a complaint comes in. To operate a business like that would result in a bankrupt business. Knowledgeable decisions can be made responsibly with information supplied irrespective of the method that information is transmitted.
    I think WRAL's "Report It" has a good model to be followed.

  • Raleigh Pioneer Jul 12, 3:46 p.m.

    Yeah, mcsdot, let's let traffic crimes go and allow people to police themselves, since every citizen is a model one who is only out to do the right thing!

  • mcsdot22 Jul 12, 3:27 p.m.

    LOCAL YOKEL YOUR COMMENT WAS VERY FUNNY. BUT IM SURE IF THAT RALEIGH POLICE GAVE YOU TICKET YOU WOULD SAY THEY WERE HARASSING YOU AND THEY SHOULD BE OUT THERE CATCHING REAL CRIMINALS RIGHT. SO THE POLICE DON'T ENFORCE TRAFFIC AS MUCH AND IT IS THEIR FAULT PEOPLE CAN'T DRIVE AND ACT RIGHT, CORRECT? THEY CAN'T BE AT ALL SPOTS OF THE CITY AT ALL TIMES, PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO POLICE THEMSELVES.

  • TheDude abides... Jul 12, 3:21 p.m.

    Is this where their girlfriends can get in touch, or just the "paid" acquaintances?

  • pantherfan Jul 12, 2:54 p.m.

    @lorenait..... What would you do if you loaned your car out to someone who hit a car in the Walmart parking lot and it was recorded. You later got a ticket in the mail for hit and run. Would you pay it or fight it? Think anout it. It's no different than red light tickets being illegal. Before yoy can charge someone with something you have to have probable cause to believe they are the ones who committed the crime.

  • Stiletto Princess Jul 12, 2:45 p.m.

    I know I can click and or search and find the information... I merely assumed that's what the news was for. You know! ...so I could possibly read and retain the information for future reference. No need in having RPD in my internet history at work :). Thanks Pioneer...

    Stomach Monkey? Yeah... it is amazing isn't it?

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