|Local Crime Stoppers approaching 1,200th reward payout|
An organization that has helped law enforcement officials take a bite out of crime for nearly three decades is in need of continued community support.
In 1985, Crime Stoppers paid $1,050 to anonymous tipsters as compared to $10,300 last year.
Officer Ray explains why public assistance is needed now more than ever.
The local Crime Stoppers received 261 tips and assisted law enforcement officials in arresting 76 individuals last year.
Since its inception, Crime Stoppers has paid out 1,195 rewards and over $220,000 in reward money.