Sauk County Nixle System Put to the Test

Sauk County PD recently put their Nixle system to the test when they had to alert citizens of a ruptured boiler requiring evacuation of nearby homes and a school. The county PD also had to issue a boil order due to water contamination. County Police Chief says they have also used Nixle in the past for minor alerts such as a rash of car break-ins.

Suspected Killer of Redondo Beach Man Arrested in Utah After Reward Offer

A reputed gang member sought in a nearly year-old killing in Redondo Beach was arrested in Salt Lake City, where he was working as a dishwasher in an Italian restaurant. The FBI and Redondo Beach police announced a reward offer of up to $10,000 for anyone who could help bring Ortega into custody. A day later, a tipster provided information anonymously over the Police Department’s Nixle site

Community, Police Cooperate In Arresting Burglary Suspects

Around 4:55 a.m., police responded to a report of someone trying to break into vehicles in South Brunswick. A Nixle alert was sent out, and numerous residents called police headquarters to report seeing the two suspects. The two suspects have since been identified and arrested for the burgalries.

Catch a Thief

A laptop was reported stolen from a Santa Barbara pawn shop in January. SBPD sent out a Nixle alert with a photo of the thief asking for any information on the suspect’s identity. Eight days later the suspect was arrested after his identity was discovered due to tips given by several Nixle users.

Anonymous Tip Leads To Bank Robber’s Arrest

An anonymous text tip line is reaping rewards in Oakland. A suspected bank robber was arrested earlier this month after a citizen responded to a police Nixle Alert for help in identifying him. Nixle helps members of a community shy about assisting police come forward anonymously to cooperate with law enforcement.

Crime Fighting’s “Secret” Weapon – Anonymous Tips

Nearly one year after a father of two was gunned down in front of his home, the lead suspect in the murder was found 700 miles away thanks to an anonymous tip given by a Nixle user. By using Nixle Tip Watch, a Utah citizen was able to quickly get in contact with the Redondo Beach PD in California and alert them that their murder suspect was in Utah.

Two Arrested In Snowblower Thefts

In the late months of 2012, several snowblower thefts occurred in the Truckee area.Truckee PD issued a Nixle Alert to all Truckee residents warning them of the ongoing thefts. Following the Nixle Alert, informed local citizens advised the Truckee Investigations Unit of possible suspects. In conjunction with open investigative leads, the Truckee Police Department was able to identify two local suspects who were involved.The suspects were specifically targeting Honda snowblowers, which are popular in the Truckee Tahoe area, and have a retail price of $3,000 on average.