Like many areas, if you turn someone in who has a warrant, there is a good chance you will get a cash reward. After all, like most agencies, we are dependent on good citizens to be our eyes and ears and let us know where these nefarious people are located. We can only be in so many places.
But, then again, unless you are willing to reward these citizens, they aren't willing to spill the information.
Just handled a call from a woman who went through the service that manages our local reward system to confirm the person had a warrant. The caller knows where this wanted woman is located and knows there is a no bail warrant. Which means the Courts don't want this suspect bailing out of jail before she can make an appearance to answer for her numerous crimes.
But because the managing service transferred the call without giving the caller a special code number, and angry I can't guarantee her a reward, she refused to give up the information.
Being a responsible citizen and getting this dangerous person off the street isn't reward enough? You have to be paid to report the suspects location?
I wonder, we can arrest the caller for harboring a wanted person as she clearly knows where the wanted female is located and refusing to share the information with the proper law enforcement agency? Wonder if any agency has tried to do this? Yeah, probably bad public relations. But, shoot.....