Midstate sheriff using Facebook to post information of wanted people

Written by The Associated Press | May 19, 2015 2:27 PM

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(Sunbury) -- A midstate sheriff's office is posting photos and information of wanted people using social media.

The sheriff's office in Northumberland County is publishing names, last known addresses, physical descriptions and warrant information on their new Facebook page.

The office posted information for 12 individuals Monday along with photos for eight for unpaid child support and court costs along with skipped sentencing hearings.

They will do the same using billboards along a highway.

Posts included people from the Milton, Sunbury, Shamokin and Mount Carmel areas.

A Northumberland County prothonotary says the reports have led 16 people to turn themselves in Monday.

The county is outpacing last year's collections with more than $800,000 in unpaid costs and fines already collected.

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