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Oakland Police Get Boost From Witness Tips

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An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (KCBS) — Tips from witnesses have helped Oakland police solve three major crimes – an assault, robbery and burglary- in the past month.

Police officers said the key factor was people reporting what happened and writing down license plates, which led to arrests.

Spokesman Officer Jason Scott said this may be ushering in an era where people have more trust in the police.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

“People are phoning in more, and we ask that they continue to phone in tips, call investigators, and call the police if they witness a crime,” he said.

Scott attributes some of this cooperation to community policing where cops get out of their cars and walk a beat.

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