Oakland police suspend car break-in reporting program
Less than a day after launching the pilot program, the Oakland Police Department has ended its test program which encouraged people to report car break-ins if they witnessed them.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Less than 24 hours after launching, Oakland Police Department has ended the social media crime reporting program.
OPD sent a notice Friday night saying it was deactivating the accounts called @OaklandAutoBurg that were created for the pilot program.
Witnesses to car break-ins should call 9-1-1 instead of sending messages to those deactivated accounts.
OPD did not give a reason as to why the program ended so abruptly.