At about 7:20 yesterday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Violet Road in response to a call for three missing children. Responding Officers and concerned neighbors did an extensive search of the area and the missing children were not found. Supervising officers at the scene obtained images of the missing children and contacted the CCPD Public Information Office. The images of the children and details of the event were posted to the CCPD Facebook and Twitter accounts and a short time later, a call came into Metrocom that citizen who follows CCPD on Social Media had seen the children on an RTA bus. Metrocom employees made contact with RTA via our shared communication system and were able to have the bus located and stopped. Officers were able to confirm the children were on the bus and the children were transported back to their home at about 10:30 P.M. All three children were in good condition and appeared unharmed.
Social media worked this time. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, but please remember to call 911 for emergency Police Service.