LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– When police cannot identify individuals in surveillance videos or pictures, the crime often goes unsolved. Lexington Police created a new website so the community can help identify these people.
“All the detectives love it,” said Sgt. Donnell Gordon. “They’re extremely busy. I’d guess if you go up there now, they’re probably throwing a party because of all the tips that are coming in.”
Gordon said that the new platform is a page on the City of Lexington’s website called LexIDMe. Its purpose is to encourage community members to help solve crimes.
“We hate having these crimes that are out here that we just, we have your picture but we just didn’t know who you are,” he said. “This is one of those things, you can sit at home, be having dinner. You can be out at the dentist office. Doctor’s office. Just out and about with your family, or anybody, and just sit down at the park and look at some of these photos and maybe find yourself or somebody else that you–to identify.”
People can anonymously provide any information that they know about the person on the LexIDMe page here.
In less than one week, police say that the new program has led to one person being identified.