Regional surveillance system will record license plate images on major roads

Five years after toddler Nalani Johnson was kidnapped and murdered, license plate readers that law enforcement officials say could have saved her will be installed in numerous municipalities across Westmoreland County.

The readers will be part of a multicounty surveillance network spearheaded by district attorneys and local law enforcement officials.

North Huntingdon is slated to be the first community to get them in Westmoreland County as part of a network, followed by Rostraver and Murrysville, said Melanie Jones, a spokeswoman for Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli.

In all, the county plans to install 20 license plate readers at high-volume intersections in Derry Township, East Huntingdon, Hempfield, Murrysville, North Huntingdon, Penn Township, Rostraver, Unity, Washington Township and Youngwood.

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