Ohio police says no to crimes reported on Facebook



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KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page.

Kettering police spokesman Ron Roberts tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1BLP37f ) that three minor crimes were reported via the department's Facebook page last weekend alone: someone spotted on the roof of a vacant building, a child riding on a motorcycle without a helmet, and a loud party.

Roberts said just he and two other officers have access to agency's Facebook page. He says the page is not monitored around the clock, and residents should call 911 or police dispatchers if they witness a crime in progress.

Bob Cornwell of the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association says it's reflective of "society's dependence on technology."

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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