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Crime Stoppers marks a record year and 35 years in Prince George

Prince George Crime Stoppers had a record year of tips coming in to the anonymous program and is celebrating 35 years in Prince George in 2020.

January is also Crime Stoppers Month and the Prince George Crime Stopper Society invite you to help them celebrate all month.

In 2019 the Prince George Crime Stoppers program received a record of 700 tips (up from 586 in 2018) from the public.  Those tips resulted in 14 arrests, six cases cleared and 11 cash rewards approved.  As well, $1,827,361 worth of drugs was seized and $545,657 in cash was recovered. Here are more of the service’s numbers: 

 

2019

Since Inception in 1985

Tips Received

700

13,968

Arrests Made

14

1,561

Number of Awards Approved

11

599

Value of Awards Approved

$2,490

$174,475

Value of Seized Property & Drugs recoverd

$1,857,361

$38,658,561

In 2019, Crime Stoppers continued its partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services hosting two events for the public to shred their personal documents for a small donation.  These events were very popular and kept the shredding trucks very busy. PG Crime Stoppers will host its next Shred-It Event on Saturday April 25 at CN Centre Parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As part of Crime Stoppers Month, several events are planned where you can  learn more about the program and to enter to win prizes.

This Saturday January 4, they will be at CN Centre to cheer on the Prince George Cougars as they battle the Everett Silvertips at 7 p.m. Come find Crime Stoppers members in Section Y on the concourse to win prizes from 99.3 The Drive and PG Crime Stoppers.

On Friday January 17, PG Crime Stoppers will be at the Spruce Kings home game versus Langley at 7 p.m. Take part in their fun on ice contest and you could score cool prizes. You can find them on the concourse as you enter The Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.

Saturday January 25, they will be at the Northern Sport Centre cheering on the UNBC Timberwolves men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on Brandon University. Women tip off at 5 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. Take part in the Paper Airplane Toss at the men’s halftime to win prizes.

The Board of Directors of Prince George Crime Stoppers Association would like to thank the citizens of Prince George and surrounding areas for continuing to provide vital information that has led to arrests and seizures in 2019.

The board would also like to thank the hard working and dedicated members of the RCMP in Prince George and neighbouring communities for continuing to support this worthwhile program. Crime Stoppers’ annual event to appreciate the RCMP will be Wednesday January 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the RCMP detachment located at 455 Victoria Street.

PG Crime Stoppers will award its Officer of the Year and Watch of the Year on that day.

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

  • The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) 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 we don’t want your name, just your information!  Both 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 recover property. 

For more details about Prince George Crime Stoppers, and the 2019 statistics, please visit the website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca. or like them on Facebook at PG Crime Stoppers.

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