Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Central New Yorkers who regularly watch NewsChannel 9 are familiar with the station’s On The Lookout segment.
We use photos and surveillance videos of suspects caught in an alleged act. More often than not, our viewers help law enforcement officers catch the suspects.
On Wednesday, we’re celebrating a milestone - arrest number 300 - after Kamar Earsley surrendered to DeWitt Police.
NewsChannel 9 has put its viewers On The Lookout for burglars who broke into homes, thieves who swiped cellphones, and shoplifters who are responsible for price increases for consumers.
“These are all cases that might go unsolved if it wasn't for people tuning in and calling us,” said Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan.
For police, the segment offers them a vehicle for gathering help from the public at large.
“We’ve had stacks of cases where we've had photos and video and people at the police department have been able to look at them, but we've never had an opportunity to share them with the public. On The Lookout let's us do that. We've solved many crimes,” Connellan said.