LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A new website is allowing the public to see some of the Lexington Police Department’s unsolved cases and lend a hand in identifying suspects.
The department today announced the launch of www.lexidme.com. The LexIDme site features surveillance images of individuals suspected of criminal activity who police are unable to identify.
“LexIDme allows residents to see some of the photographic evidence we have for open cases and submit tips directly to the investigating detective,” Chief Lawrence Weathers said. “Surveillance video alone can only go so far. We need the community’s help to identify the individuals on this site and hold them accountable for the alleged crimes.”
The majority of the cases posted to LexIDme are shoplifting and other theft cases.
Although these crimes are generally misdemeanor offenses, they are the most common criminal activity in Lexington. In 2018, Lexington Police received nearly 2,200 shoplifting reports, in addition to thousands of burglary and other larceny cases.
Lexidme.com will be updated frequently, and significant or noteworthy cases will continue to be highlighted through the Lexington Police social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Significant felony cases are posted to the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers website.
If someone recognizes a suspect on LexIDme, they are asked submit the online form on the website, call Lexington Police directly, or provide information anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.