If you were a fan of the TV show “America’s Most Wanted,” now you can watch the Orange County version.
Actually, the new show, called “So Cal’s Most Wanted” comes from Time Warner Cable and local law enforcement agencies. Several episodes are available on demand.
I watched the first one, a 9-minute episode that profiled five guys wanted for an assortment of misdeeds. One included a scary looking guy from Santa Ana. It offers up a number from the state’s Corrections Department in Santa Ana.
The show began earlier this year in some communities. The California Department of Correction reported 43 percent of the fugitives featured were apprehended as a result of tips from viewers. But even before the Southern California edition, Time Warner ran a weekly segment called “Most Wanted” on Channel 3 News in Antelope Valley. By 2008, that program helped capture 80 percent of the profiled offenders.
The show works with law-enforcement agencies from the counties of Orange, Riverside, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego.
“So Cal’s Most Wanted is the modern-day version of the post office ‘Wanted’ poster, but with a much broader reach,” said Time Warner Cable Executive Vice President Stephen Pagano.
To view the content tune to Channel 1 ► Local ► By SoCal’s Most Wanted, or Channel 1016.
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