Social media helps police make arrests

How arrests are being made in the world of social media.
How arrests are being made in the world of social media.

UPDATE 18/10 10.50am: A POST on Facebook, followed by a story in The Northern Star, were the instigators that  helped George Edward John Adams to hand himself in, after two warrants for his arrest were published.

Senior Constable David Henderson, Crime Prevention Officer contacted The Northern Star to confirm he has been found.

"He saw his photo in The Northern Star and handed himself in," he said.

"In fact, since I've been posting outstanding warrants on our Facebook page back in August, we have made 33 arrests," he said.

"12 of those have happened thanks to information from Facebook and the rest handing themselves in once they've seen their face out there.

"In fact, last Friday one lady knew there was a warrant out for her and quickly handed herself in as she didn't want to be on Facebook."

Sen Cons Henderson said the Richmond LAC Facebook site ( has  been an 'incredible success'.

"Anyone with a warrant out on them can expect to see themselves on Facebook at some point." he said.


INITIAL: TWO outstanding warrants for George Edward John Adams have been highlighted by police.

They are seeking community assistance in locating Mr Adams.

Mr Adams is 27 years old and believed to be living in West Ballina.


If you can assist police in locating Mr Adams please contact your local police station or call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000

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