• 68°

Criminals beware, cops do talk

Law enforcement officers have been living in a Facebook world longer than you have, and local officers hope a recent arrest will remind a few criminals of that fact.

It’s easy, these days, to be connected with friends, family and classmates you don’t regularly see. You can follow their status updates, view their photos and send them a message at the drop of a hat.

The National Crime Information Center — a database of criminals and their faces — links law enforcement across the country just like Facebook links you.

A good phone line and an unwritten rule of camaraderie do the trick for criminal investigators as well.

With help from officials in New Orleans, the Louisiana State Police and the FBI, Natchez Police made an arrest last week in connection to a February shooting at a local nightclub.

It’s likely the suspects — both from Natchez — fled to town to evade the police.

“(Suspects) don’t realize we have a good working relationship with other agencies,” said NPD Lt. Craig Godbold. “Other agencies hunt people down on our warrants and hold them in custody until we pick them up. They count on getting away from Natchez because it’s a small town, and they run after committing a crime here to cities like Jackson, Dallas and New Orleans.”

Perhaps questioning the smarts of criminals is a silly notion, but we hope the realization that law enforcement is just as connected as the rest of the world might be enough knowledge to scare a few criminals from committing a crime in the first place.

If not, at least we know the chances are good they’ll be caught.

News

Law officials arrest 3 in connection with automobile burglaries

News

Master Gardners host spring plant sale at Co-Lin

News

Security officer enjoys building relationships with students

Business

Jobs everywhere but few workers to fill them

Business

Natchez artist opens mobile-making studio amid pandemic

News

Concordia Parish jury finds Clayton man guilty in killing of his wife, 12-year-old boy

News

International investors from India visit Natchez on economic development trip

News

Donations of items needed for 3rd Gayrage Sale

News

City approves final lease for historic train depot on Broadway Street

News

Lt. Gov. Hosemann addresses American Rescue funds in Natchez, Adams County

Business

Hosemann won’t close door to Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

News

Natchez Euro Fest moved to Sunday due to weather

News

Local resident takes photo of lightning strike behind Mississippi River bridges

News

Firefighters work house fire on Rankin Street Tuesday night

News

ACCS Drama Club to perform Aladdin Saturday

News

CPSB names candidates for Superintendent of parish schools

News

Police investigating shooting on Bishop Street

News

Thomas named STAR Student at NHS, chooses Coach Haywood as STAR Teacher

News

Library closes for renovations

News

Adams County man arrested for alleged sex crime with juvenile

News

Master Gardener plant sale April 17 at Co-Lin

News

Harriss keeps active

News

Cemetery restoration workshop comes to Natchez Wednesday

News

CPSB reviewing applicants for new superintendent of schools