Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Facebook users help ID suspect

September 05, 2013

An alleged purse thief was arrested after the Lake Geneva Police Department posted a surveillance photo of the suspect on its Facebook page.

On Sept. 3, police arrested Danielle M. Zitzler, 29, 912 Badger Lane, Lake Geneva. She was confined to the Walworth County jail and charges have been referred to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office.

On Labor Day, purses were reportedly stolen from Sprechers Restaurant and the Next Door Pub. Police watched surveillance footage from each restaurant and posted the surveillance photos on its Facebook page and asked the community for assistance in identifying the suspect.

A total of 132,865 Facebook users were reached when the photo was posted, which ultimately helped police identify Zitzler.