Social Media Helps Crack Down on Crime

Since a Nixle alert was sent out last Thursday warning residents in the Doncaster, Lionel Lane, Pembroke areas to lock their car doors and hide their valuables because of numerous car break-ins, officials with the Albany Police Department say they haven’t received any calls about break-ins since the alert was sent out. APD believes that thanks to the Nixle alerts, social media, and residents taking action people are more aware of the crimes and in return the offenders aren’t able to commit the crime.