A new day brings word of a new arrest in Niles, thanks to cameras recently installed throughout the city.

According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, the Flock camera system on Thursday spotted a 2021 Jeep Compass near the Eastwood Mall that had been stolen from Warren.

An officer pulled the Jeep over near a convenience store and arrested 41-year-old Michael A. Jackson of Farrell, Pennsylvania who was wanted in Warren for unauthorized use of a vehicle.

 

 

Michael A. Jackson

 Jackson pleaded guilty to a charge of theft in Niles Municipal Court.

The Flock cameras can identify license plates on stolen or wanted vehicles through the national crime computer.

Even before Thursday’s arrest, police said credited the camaras for helping them solve fifteen cases.