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Plenty of events for Crime Stoppers Month

January is Crime Stoppers Month and the Prince George Crime Stoppers Association is inviting residents from Prince George and surrounding communities to come out and help celebrate.

In 2018 the Prince George Crime Stoppers Program received 586 tips from the public, which resulted in 11 arrests, nine cases cleared and 10 cash rewards approved. Since Crime Stoppers was instituted in Prince George in 1985, the association has received 13,268 tips resulting in 588 arrests, and the seizure of $36.8 million in property and drugs.

Crime Stoppers is continuing its partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services for the public to shred their personal documents for a small donation.   Look for the Spring Shred-It Event on Saturday April 27 at CN Centre Parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This Saturday January 5, Crime Stoppers will be at the Northern Sport Centre cheering on the UNBC Timberwolves men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on  Thompson Rivers University. Women tip off at 5 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. Take part in Crime Stoppers’ paper airplane toss at halftime of the men’s game to win  tickets and CDs.

On Saturday January 19, Crime Stoppers will be at CN Centre to cheer on the Prince George Cougars as they battle the Kamloops Blazers. Come say hi to win CDs and DVDs from 99.3 The Drive and PG Crime Stoppers.

On Saturday January 26, PG Crime Stoppers will be at the Spruce Kings home game versus Coquitlam at 7 p.m. Take part in the associations fun contest during the first intermission and you could score cool prizes. You can find them on the concourse as you enter The Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.

Support your award-winning Prince George Crime Stoppers program by purchasing 50/50 tickets from one of the board members or at community appearances this month. Tickets are $10 each and if it sells out, some lucky person will win $10,000. You can contact Ron Polillo for tickets at 250 612 8645.

The draw will be held Thursday January 31 at 2 p.m. at 455 Victoria Street. Tickets sales are divided equally between the winner and PG Crime Stoppers Association. Chances are one in 2,000 (number of tickets printed).

There are two ways to submit a tip to Prince George Crime Stoppers anonymously 24/7 365 Days a year:

  • The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477 and providing information to a trained operator is still very popular. As an increasingly popular alternative, you can submit a typed tip via our website at pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember Crime Stoppers doesn’t want your name, just your information. All methods are completely anonymous.

As one of the 86 Crime Stopper programs throughout the country, Prince George Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the local media, police and residents of B.C.’s northern capital.  Prince George Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit society run independently of the police by everyday citizens like you.  All information received is anonymous and is provided to the police in the hopes it will further investigations and lead to arrests, seizures and recovered property. 

For more details about Prince George Crime Stoppers, our community events or our 2018 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca. or follow us on Facebook.