Murrieta Police Department asks residents to join security camera registry

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The Murrieta Police Department's station in Murrieta Town Square. Valley News/Will Fritz file photo
The Murrieta Police Department is asking local residents and business owners who have security camera systems to join a registry that will allow officers to quickly track down anyone who may have footage in the event of a crime. The department put out a post on Facebook advertising the new registry, which they emphasized was voluntary, Friday, Jan. 31. “We do not want control or access to your cameras, just a contact list that we can refer to as needed,” the post said. Since then, “hundreds” of Murrieta residents have signed up for the program, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Jeremy Durrant. He said the police department has already found security camera footage invaluable in solving cases, but currently, there’s no streamlined way to find that footage. “When w
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