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Police on threats: We won't quit until it's over

Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 19:09:45-05

PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- Plainfield Police said Monday they share the public’s frustration with the lack of an arrest following multiple threats against Plainfield schools, retailers and a movie theater.

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"We want to solve this,” said Captain Jill Lees of the Plainfield Police Department in a news conference Monday. “Police are wired that way and we want to solve this case. We’re going to keep at it until the end result.”

Lees said they are working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, as well as mall management and security.

 “We obviously have different patrol tactics and strategies to try and maximize security out at the mall,” said Lees.

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Lees said the agency has been flooded with Facebook messages with tips about the threats.

 “We have just been inundated with so many private messages, we’re not able to sift through those immediately, and we want to make sure if you do have a good tip it goes directly to the investigating officer,” said Lees, who encouraged people to call their non-emergency number at 317-839-8700. “It’s a slow, tedious process and people think we can solve things within a few hours or a day or two.”

Lees did not go into specifics about potential roadblocks to making an arrest in the case.

 “We won’t quit until it’s over,” said Lees.  “We definitely want to find closure to this and return to business as usual.”


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