Electronic eyes help N.Y. police


Plate numbers are sent to a database in the police car trunk

By Michael Frazier
Newsday 
 
LONG BEACH, N.Y. A symphony of bleeps inside the police cruiser drowned out nearby traffic on a recent morning as Sgt. Bill Dodge pulled into a public parking lot. The pace of the bleeps quickened when he passed the first row of cars.

"There's nothing in here," Dodge said. "Let's head out into the street."

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