St. Paul police are rolling out a new online crime reporting system. For non-emergencies only, they caution.
“If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1,” they remind people.
The online system, can be used by anyone over 18 who has an email address.
Crimes that can be reported under the system must be:
- have occurred within the city of St. Paul
- have no known suspects
- did not occur on an interstate freeway
- were not motivated by bias.
Some examples of crimes that can be reported under the system:
- burglary of a detached garage
- damage to property
- fraud and forgery
- harassing phone calls
- illegal dumping
- lost property
- theft from automobiles
Officials say the online reports can also be filed at kiosks at one of the three district headquarters: Central at 367 Grove St.; Western at 389 N. Hamline Av.; or Eastern at 722 Payne Av.
But, they remind people: “Filing a false police report is a crime. M.S.S. 609.505”