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Toledo Police use door hangings to assist clear up crimes

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Shots are being fired every day somewhere in the city of Toledo. Toledo Police Department uses ShotSpotter technology to detect, track and track shots in real time. There was a warning on Giant near Northwood early Tuesday morning.

The officers went into the area, but neighbors said all potential suspects were gone by the time they arrived. There was no evidence of anyone being shot, but according to Toledo Police paging, ShotSpotter detected at least 8 shots.

Alicia Weltin lives nearby and says she heard the gunshots.

“I was in bed with my baby and it was as if shots had been fired right in front of the house,” says Weltin.

She went out onto the porch and a Toledo policeman asked if anyone had seen anything related to the shooting. Weltin did not, but the officers left a leaflet asking them to “help solve a crime”.

The door hangings are part of the ShotSpotter range. If shots are fired and officers need help pinpointing clues, they may leave one on your property. They point out that there has been a gun incident in your neighborhood and ask anyone with information to call or email the Toledo Police Department.

“It creates awareness and a feeling of security that someone can leave tips anonymously and nobody in the area sees them talking to the police,” says Lt. Paul Davis of the Toledo Police Department.

If you have information about a crime, you can leave a tip at CrimeStopper 419-255-1111.

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