The Crime Stoppers program first began following a murder/robbery investigation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976. It has spread throughout the country as a great partnership between members from local communities, the media and law enforcement. Crime Stoppers is based on the principle that someone other than the criminal has information that can help solve a crime. The Crime Stoppers program combats the fear of reprisal, apathy, and the reluctance to get involved by offering anonymity and financial rewards.
The Wenatchee Valley Crime Stoppers board of directors is made up of local community and business leaders, including members of the media. One of the primary focuses of this group is to locate funding sources for the rewards. The Wenatchee Police Department serves as the call intake source for the City.
Cash rewards are offered to those who call the Crime Stoppers designated phone line with information which leads to the arrest of persons responsible for criminal acts. Callers are assigned a special code and are never required to provide their names. Callers will be asked to call back in a few weeks to see whether the information that they provided resulted in an arrest. If an arrest is made the caller is entitled to a reward, which can be obtained directly from a local bank.
Up to $1000.00 is given per reward, and the actual reward amounts are determined by a formula based on the type and severity of the crime.
To make a Crime Stoppers report, call (509) 888-4280, and tell the officer that you are making a Crime Stoppers call. The officer will ask you questions about the crime and suspect, but will not attempt to identify you.
Last updated: 11/28/2012 3:43:44 PM