DA launches crime notification system

An automated system designed to keep crime victims informed has been launched in Curry and Roosevelt counties.

The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (V.I.N.E), alerts victims and other concerned citizens with a phone call or e-mail when there is a change in a criminal offender’s status, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. It began operating Wednesday.

Alerts could notify of a release from custody, change to court schedule and more.

For information on VINE, visit www.vinelink.com or contact the district attorney’s office at: 769-2246.