HOUSTON, TEXAS – People can now use the Internet to report minor crimes to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s online reporting system is available on the Office’s home page at http://www.hcso.hctx.net at the tab labeled “Report Crime,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The system allows people to report low-priority crimes that do not require deputies to respond to the scene.
People can report misdemeanor thefts, missing/lost property and criminal mischief to public or private property, including damage to a motor vehicle without suspect information.
Felonies and cases with known suspects will not be allowed on the system.
The system also provides documentation on file insurance claims.
The system will save time for people as well as for deputies who otherwise might have to go to non-emergency scenes when they can be responding to more urgent matters.