JANUARY IS CRIME STOPPERS MONTH
January is Crime Stoppers Month internationally and Brandon Crime Stoppers is once again bringing attention to the program’s success in Brandon and Western Manitoba. Crime Stoppers police coordinator, Const. Ron Burgess, said 2012 was another good year, with 347 tips received that resulted in 60 arrests and the clearing of 77 police cases. Crime Stoppers is marked internationally to give the local Crime Stoppers organizations an opportunity to “highlight the successes we’ve had,” said Rick Thomson, chair of the local board of volunteers which administers the local program.
In 2012, the Brandon program was also involved in the recovery of $2,339,433 in stolen property and drugs and the local board approved rewards totaling $5,550.00.
A luncheon for the Brandon volunteers, sponsors and Crime Stopper supporters will be held on January 24, 2013, to say thank you for a job well done.
Crime Stoppers month has been officially recognized by the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of Canada, numerous State Government Leaders and Provincial Premiers, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as countless other law enforcement agencies.
Besides Thomson, other members of the volunteer Crime Stoppers Board are Blair Cairns, Ken Shumay, Kristen Falk, John Loregio, Ernie Neilson, Earl Cheasley, Riley Parker, Andrea Hadley, Greg Crisanti, Travis Powell, Jonathan Murray, Mandy Harvey and Carolynn Cancade.
Crime Stoppers depends on the public’s eyes and ears to help solve crimes. People who have information about a crime are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 204-727-TIPS (727-8477), on line at www.brandoncrimestoppers.com, or by text messaging bcstip + your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Calls are not recorded and the identity of the person calling is guaranteed to remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2000 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.
For further information :
CST. Trevor Robins
Crime Stoppers Coordinator
Brandon Police Service