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Police improve anonymous tip tech

Original post made on Jul 11, 2013

Reporting a crime in Mountain View is now as easy as shooting off a text, posting to Instagram or taking a Vine.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:44 AM


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Any follow-up on that fellow who got shot in the head at Tyrella and Fairchild at 1:15 in the afternoon on a Monday? Any leads?

Posted by Steve, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm, but I just saw someone driving by without their seatbelt on. What was that tip number again?

Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Great, now it's easier for everyone to tell on each other.

Trust me, it's far from anonymous. You report a big crime and I promise they'll be getting your phone and twitter records promptly.

Posted by Wrong way rider, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I saw a bicyclist riding the wrong way on a street. I have it caught on my new car video recorder, should i call it in?

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 12, 2013 at 1:53 am

Stasi West.

Posted by 35 in a 25, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 12, 2013 at 5:47 am

Wrong way rider. Yes, call it in but PLEASE tell us a detailed response from the PD so we can all have a good laugh.
Or better yet, call in all the speeders you caught on your camera...plenty more of those I'm sure. HA! Funny post :)

Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Jul 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

The following post was made on a duplicate thread, which has now been closed:

Even though we live in the heart of Silicon Valley, here's yet another example of how the city just doesn't get it. Look at these instructions: Citizens interested in reporting crimes through their browser can go to the City of Mountain View's website, click onto the MVPD's page under the tab marked "Public Safety" and scroll down to the hyperlink for the department's "online crime reporting tool." Now why aren't they: Go to Web Link Click on "Report it!" at the top of the page.
by Jes\' Sayin\' Jul 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm