Phoenix Crime Stop is back in operation

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Police Department says its non-emergency line was down for a time on Wednesday because of a technical issue.

People calling Crime Stop at 602-262-6151 couldn't get through to an officer.

"We are asking our citizens to please call 911 for all police assistance matters," Officer James Holmes said in an email to media outlets Wednesday morning.

The number was up and running around 12:30 p.m.