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This week, as we approach the middle of the summer, Crime Stoppers would like to offer some crime prevention tips. Lock all car doors, even when in a garage and roll up windows tightly. Remove items from the interior, such as radar detectors, I-Pods, lap tops, and cell phones. While out, lock valuables in the trunk or out of sight. At home be sure to lock windows and doors, activate alarms and utilize outdoor lights. And as always, you can report criminal activity anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 788-8427, or use this website, cashfortips.us, or text us by typing TIP672, then your message and send to crimes. If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest a cash reward up to $1000 dollars will be paid, depending on the crime being reported. Remember, Crime Stoppers never wants to know who you are, but we do want your tips about crime.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Summer Crime Prevention tips.

This week, as we approach the middle of the summer, Crime Stoppers would like to offer some crime prevention tips. Lock all car doors, even when in a garage and roll up windows tightly. Remove items from the interior, such as radar detectors, I-Pods, lap tops, and cell phones. While out, lock valuables in the trunk or out of sight. At home be sure to lock windows and doors, activate alarms and uti...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Needing to Identify

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking to identify 4-5 young black males around 15-18yrs old, that reports indicate are involved in crimes such as armed robbery, aggravated battery and theft as well as unlawful use of a weapon. The suspects are further described as about 5’8 and 150lbs wearing darker hooded jackets. The crimes occurred between 5/1 and the end of June, in the area of 1st to 9th ...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Attempted Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an attempted armed robbery at Gas Depot , 1028 N 9th on 6/13 at 10:10p. In this case two black males entered the business, both younger, 5’8 and 150lbs. One had on a grey Everlast hooded jacket and black mask, the other had a grey hooded jacket and red mask and carried a shotgun. They attempted to open the register but couldn’t. A third suspect...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an armed robbery at California Kitchen, 1132 N 9th, around 9:45pm on 6/18. Two black males are suspects, described as thin, wearing light colored hooded jackets and dark pants, one had lighter complexion and a yellow t-shirt around his face, the other had the hood pulled tight around his face. Both suspects displayed black handguns and removed cash from 2 ...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an armed robbery at China King, located at 120 No Grand West, around 7pm on June 11th. The suspect is a black male, 20’s, 5’7”, 150lbs, thumb size mole on left cheek, grey sweatshirt and riding a small bike. This suspect went into the business yelling cash bag, cash bag. He then grabbed money from the register and pepper sprayed the femal...

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