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Tomah P.D. finding success with "Fugitive Friday"

Fugitive Friday

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) - Tomah's Police Department is using its Facebook page to find wanted fugitives in the area.

The department uses what it calls "Fugitive Friday" to find people who have warrants out for their arrest. This includes anyone who was arrested and found guilty in court, but didn't pay their fine, or did not show up for sentencing.       

The department uses its Facebook page to share pictures and information with the public to help find who they're looking for.

In its second week of using "Fugitive Friday," Tomah police say it's the community who has made the idea successful. "We've received quite a few tips, information, other news sources have called us with tips from their viewers and listeners to give us information," said officer Jacob Jones.

Tomah Police say they've solved about 20 cases using social media. 

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