Viewpoint: 2014 Street Sweep was a success!

WALB conducted phase two of the Crimestoppers Street Sweep crime fighting initiative Monday night.

We teamed up with Crimestoppers and area law enforcement agencies to get criminals off the streets.

We showed you 25 mug shots and asked you to call in tips.

Throughout our 90 broadcast, the phones kept ringing, and we got tips on 20 of the 25 Most Wanted,  but we also got tips on five fugitives who weren't on the list.

One of the wanted people was actually arrested during the program.

The success of the effort hinged on viewer participation, and it was something to be proud of. Our law enforcement partners praised the way it was done, and the results.

Thank you for participating and working with us to make south Georgia safer!

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