Take a Bite out of Crime

Monday, April 2, 2007

Written by Jennifer Schneider

The university campus and the city of Guelph is our community for at least eight months out of the year and it is up to us as students and community residents to do what we can to protect it. If someone is breaking the law, it affects your living environment and everyone in it. By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), you can take an active role in combating crimes such as theft, vandalism, drugs, weapons, and assault on campus and in the greater Guelph community.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit community organization that works with police, media, and the public, to help create a safe and violence-free environment within residence, campus and the Guelph community.

And Crime Stoppers really works too! To date, in Wellington County, Crime Stoppers has taken over $25,000,000 in both property recovered and narcotics off the street. It’s closed 2000 cases, leveled 3000 charges and has paid out $101,845 in rewards.

Debuting in 1998, Crime Stoppers of Wellington County encourages you to call their toll-free number with information about crimes about to be committed or those that have already occurred. The program is anonymous and the information given is kept in strict confidence. Crime Stoppers will forward the information to the appropriate police authorities.

If the tips you provide lead to a charge or arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward between $50 and $2,000. Rewards are distributed through pre-arranged pickup spots, like area bank branches. You never have to give your name, testify in court or deal with police. There is no call display, *69 or recorded conversations. You can be confident that your name will never be revealed.

Do your part and help keep Guelph safe: if you have a tip, call Crime Stoppers!
For more information, visit their website here.

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