The Inland Police Department urges citizens to think about what they post on social media.
The background is a statement made to the police on February 4 stating that a driver in a red van had lured a minor child aboard Ylöjärvi. Police say that, in the light of current information, the case does not meet the criteria for a crime and the investigation has been suspended.
- A lot has been written about it on social media channels and there has been a lot of sharing, for example. license plates and pictures of red vans. The situation escalated in Ylöjärvi on Tuesday 18.2. so that a crowd of young people began to throw stones at a company car and the people who were in it because they were moving in a red van. The car or persons were not damaged, the bulletin states.
Police point out that in the past, somme has even had a named author (s) in similar cases - without any idea whether the persons in question were involved at all.
- We remind that the police do not accept any form of such activity and that they may commit a crime. It is not up to the citizens to find out whether someone has committed a crime or not. Even less, citizens have the power to take their own right in order to decide that someone is a perpetrator and to be subject to threats or other acts.
According to the police, a person who writes or shares pictures of his or her own suspicions may be guilty of, for example, defamation or disseminating information. Therefore, information on possible crimes should be reported to the police and not written to some.