Sheriff's office uses Facebook to tra...

Sheriff's office uses Facebook to track down most wanted

There are 3 comments on the Berlin Daily Sun story from Sep 13, 2011, titled Sheriff's office uses Facebook to track down most wanted. In it, Berlin Daily Sun reports that:

The Coos County Sheriff's Department has been taking to Facebook recently in an effort to apprehend wanted persons and it's been working.

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Gilbert Donovan

Low And Burbanks Grant, NH

#1 Sep 24, 2011
The article is so packed with untruths and garbage,I don't even know where to begin. I'll start with the main premise of the article, that facebook was somehow key in apprehending these two "most wanted". I am a very well known person in Lancaster. I am even fairly well acquainted with a number of law enforcement agents (and not in the notorious sense either), including at least one in the same sheriff's department the article claims he was "evading". In fact, there were several occasions in which I was walking down Main Street during the time the warrant was outstanding and had waved to the afore mentioned deputy. That is hardly "evading capture".
I am not that difficult to find, I have resided at the same residence for nearly 25 years and most people know exactly where I am, including the sheriff's department. The deputy who served the warrant told me they had only been to my residence two times in the 6 months the warrant had been outstanding. In fact, I was not even aware of the warrant, let alone being evasive of it.
The other gentleman the article cites, Jason Conley, was not tracked down via facebook either. In fact, upon hearing of the warrant, he went and voluntarily turned himself in. A sheriff's deputy had been around several days prior and had even seen Mr. Conley on that occasion. Not much evasion going on there either apparently and the department could not have been in too big a hurry to apprehend him, as this deputy had known fully who Jason was at the time he saw him.
And then there is is whole issue of how "most wanted" has been defined. Does the Coos County Sheriff's department mean to say that there are no more child molesters, pill pushers, thieves or violent offenders to round up? Has crime in Coos County been so diminished so greatly that we will now define "most wanted" or "criminals" as someone who has never been arrested before in his life and who's worst crime is owing a civil monetary debt? If this is the case, it seems to me that the services of the county sheriff's department are no longer required.
It is either that or our sheriff's department has become so grossly incompetent and misguided that there services should be reconsidered or closely examined.
This is both a case of wanna-be activist journalism and a case of potential fraud on the part of the Sheriff's department, to keep funding rolling in for useless electronic surveillance programs such as the one described in the article. This is something I believe both the county fathers and the state legislature should (and will if I have my way) be looking in to.

Respectfully to the general public,
Gilbert Donovan
Stik

UK

#2 Oct 7, 2011
you snooze you lose
Laura MacPherson

Beans Purchase, NH

#4 Apr 7, 2012
First off, Jason has alluded courts, police and the sheriff's department not only in Lancaster NH for two different cases, but also in Richmond, VA for failure to show for a case there as well. He has yet another warrant put on him for a 5,000.00 bail due to failure to show again and has now left the state and gone to CA.During the time of this particular arrest you speak of, he left and went to Nashua, then Concord and then back to Lancaster. He moved each time they caught up to him. I don't know where you got your knowledge on Jason Conley but you need to get your facts straight.
Gilbert Donovan wrote:
The article is so packed with untruths and garbage,I don't even know where to begin. I'll start with the main premise of the article, that facebook was somehow key in apprehending these two "most wanted". I am a very well known person in Lancaster. I am even fairly well acquainted with a number of law enforcement agents (and not in the notorious sense either), including at least one in the same sheriff's department the article claims he was "evading". In fact, there were several occasions in which I was walking down Main Street during the time the warrant was outstanding and had waved to the afore mentioned deputy. That is hardly "evading capture".
I am not that difficult to find, I have resided at the same residence for nearly 25 years and most people know exactly where I am, including the sheriff's department. The deputy who served the warrant told me they had only been to my residence two times in the 6 months the warrant had been outstanding. In fact, I was not even aware of the warrant, let alone being evasive of it.
The other gentleman the article cites, Jason Conley, was not tracked down via facebook either. In fact, upon hearing of the warrant, he went and voluntarily turned himself in. A sheriff's deputy had been around several days prior and had even seen Mr. Conley on that occasion. Not much evasion going on there either apparently and the department could not have been in too big a hurry to apprehend him, as this deputy had known fully who Jason was at the time he saw him.
And then there is is whole issue of how "most wanted" has been defined. Does the Coos County Sheriff's department mean to say that there are no more child molesters, pill pushers, thieves or violent offenders to round up? Has crime in Coos County been so diminished so greatly that we will now define "most wanted" or "criminals" as someone who has never been arrested before in his life and who's worst crime is owing a civil monetary debt? If this is the case, it seems to me that the services of the county sheriff's department are no longer required.
It is either that or our sheriff's department has become so grossly incompetent and misguided that there services should be reconsidered or closely examined.
This is both a case of wanna-be activist journalism and a case of potential fraud on the part of the Sheriff's department, to keep funding rolling in for useless electronic surveillance programs such as the one described in the article. This is something I believe both the county fathers and the state legislature should (and will if I have my way) be looking in to.
Respectfully to the general public,
Gilbert Donovan

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