Last week, Bridgeville police posted images to Facebook showing a man stealing a package from a Cook School Road front porch.
Earlier today, chief Chad King announced that the police department’s Facebook followers had provided information that led to the man’s arrest.
“I’d like to give a huge shout out to our Facebook followers,” King wrote. “We are still at a 100% success rate while using social media to assist us in solving crimes.”
Since the department launched its Facebook presence in 2015, a continually growing base of followers has helped police solve numerous crimes, including armed robberies and various drug-related crimes. Facebook also helped reunite a set of false teeth with their rightful owner.
In the most recent case, police received an anonymous tip that led to a search warrant of the suspect’s residence.
“We also recovered the item that was taken along with the package that it was in,” King wrote. “The item was a 15-pound weighted blanket which is commonly used to help children sleep better at night. It has since been used to help our thief sleep better at night as we located it on his bed along with drugs and paraphernalia.”