By ELIZABETH SOLOMONT, Special to the New York Sun
When a Queens woman reported her car stolen earlier this year, the responding officers arrived at her Astoria home and located the vehicle at a local tow lot within minutes. Not by talking to eyewitnesses, or using their police radio to broadcast an all points bulletin - but by using their personal cell phones.
"They found the car within five minutes," Kate Finley, 23, said. "I don't know how long it would have taken otherwise."
In Sign of Times, City Police Officers Rely on Cell Phones