Pottstown Police Capt. F. Richard Drumheller said his department has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people with outstanding warrants they’ve been able to capture thanks to the public.
“We have seen an increase in tips” from Mercury readers, he said. “Last time we checked, from when we first started (publicizing the outstanding warrants with The Mercury,) we have increased (the number of arrests) by about 58 percent. That’s pretty good.”
In addition to calling police with tips, locals used the Pinterest comment function to provide tips and background information about the fugitives.