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CRIME STOPPERS OF GREY-BRUCE

WELCOME TO CRIME STOPPERS OF GREY BRUCE!

Frustrated by crime in your neighbourhood?  Want to help in the battle against crime?  Want to remain anonymous?
 
Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure Web Tip
 

Crime Stoppers is an excellent way to solve crime in your community without having to appear in court or put yourself at risk!  You could even earn a cash reward for helping to solve a crime!

We’re happy to announce that Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc. is now a partner of ChangeIt®; a new way to donate while making everyday purchases using your existing BMO® and RBC® Credit Cards or select Credit Union Debit Cards*. ChangeIt lets you automatically round up your purchases and donate the difference to us!

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Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce

January is Crime Stoppers Month!

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc. is proud to recognize January as “International Crime Stoppers Month”.  Each year Crime Stoppers programs from across the globe take the opportunity to extol their successes of the past and look ahead to the upcoming year.

Incorporated in 1987, Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce was based on a concept conceived eleven years earlier in Albuquerque New Mexico by Canadian-born Detective Greg MacAleese, who in 1976 was assigned to investigate a robbery involving the shooting death of a young employee of a gas station.

Frustrated by the lack of solid investigative leads, MacAleese recognized that there were two primary reasons the public didn’t report crime - fear and apathy.  MacAleese created an anonymous tips line, offered a cash reward for information, and staged a re-enactment resulting in the successful arrest of those responsible for the murder.  The Crime Stoppers concept was born!  Since 1976 Crime Stoppers programs have grown in numbers around the world totaling more than 1,200 in over 22 countries.

The Year 2016 will mark the 29th year of operations for Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc., who once again enjoyed a successful year in assisting law enforcement agencies in the solving of crime and the seizure of illegal drugs and stolen property.  In 2015 Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce realized an increase of more than 100 tips over the same time period in 2014.

"Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce continues to be an effective support service for our local Police Services" says OPP Constable Dean Rutherford - Program Coordinator.

"Police Services are presently adopting new strategies in making our communities safer and one of those strategies is “Community Mobilization”.  It is my opinion that Crime Stoppers is a leader in this philosophy that communities can make communities safe!” – said Rutherford.  Cst. Rutherford also stated that Crime Stoppers has raised their profile on social media through Facebook and Twitter.

In 2015 tips to Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce resulted in the seizure of over $849,362 in drugs and stolen goods, 28 arrests, and 23 cases cleared.

Since inception in 1987 the local program has amassed totals of over $51.7 Million in seized drugs and property resulting in over 1,500 arrests while solving 2,558 cases. During that time span $242,105 in cash rewards have been approved for payment to "Tipsters".

The Crime Stoppers Program is made up of three essential elements - the community, the media, and law enforcement.  The community is involved through its local Board of Directors and through those community members who provide tip information and funds for the maintenance of the program.  The media publicizes case re-enactments or details about a case not yet solved or a person wanted on a warrant.  Law enforcement receives the anonymous tip information from our office staff and follows the information through to its conclusion.

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is a fully functioning, registered, incorporated charity.  All of Crime Stoppers activities in Grey Bruce are paid for by the fund-raising activities of the Board of Directors, made up of concerned volunteer members of our community. The day-to-day activities of the program are overseen by South Bruce OPP Constable Dean Rutherford.

“I believe that Crime Stoppers is a program that epitomizes community policing” says Rutherford. “It allows the public to be the eyes and ears for the police and provides the community with a sense of ownership in creating safe neighbourhoods.”

Ms. Betty Bender, Chairperson of the Board for Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc., further extolled the success of the local program:

Crime Stoppers works, and it works because of the combined efforts of concerned citizens throughout Grey Bruce who want to make our schools and our communities safer places to live.  Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is proud to be a part of this community, proud to see the community’s support of our program grow each year, and proud to be part of the solution”.

To learn more about Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce or how you can volunteer please visit their website at www.crimestoppersgb.ca, e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., find them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

 
 
 

Crime Stoppers Month Message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

 

 
 
 

FEATURED CRIME:

January 21, 2016 - Theft of Trailer and Tractor - Huron Tractor, Chatsworth

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce and the Grey County OPP are asking for the public’s help in solving the recent theft of a trailer and tractor in Chatsworth.

Sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on January 21, 2016, a lone male suspect entered the main compound of Huron Tractor located at the corner of Highway 6 and Grey Road 40 in the Township of Chatsworth.

Once inside, the suspect attached a 20 foot trailer to his vehicle, a black Dodge quad cab pick-up truck, and proceeded to load a John Deere tractor onto the trailer.  The suspect vehicle left the compound, towing the stolen property, headed westbound on Grey Road 40.

The suspect pick up truck can be seen in this surveillance photo:

The stolen property is described as follows:

1.   2015 John Deere 1025R tractor, green and yellow, VIN 1LV1025RCFH319663

2.   2012 Millroad flatbed trailer, aluminum/silver, VIN 2M9FAF26FB166169, bearing Ontario Licence M4429R

A sample photo of the stolen tractor is as follows:

The male suspect is described as tall, medium build, wearing a black balaclava and a black coat with camouflage/tan colour on the shoulders.

If you recognize the suspect's pickup truck and have information about who is responsible for this theft, or you know the location of the stolen trailer and tractor, you can submit a secure Web Tip or call our toll-free Tips Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  You won’t be asked to identify yourself, you won’t have to appear in court, and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.00.

Remember – Crime Doesn’t Pay But Crime Stoppers Does! 

Mac's Needs Your Help to Identify Shoptheft and Robbery Suspects

Go to www.facebook.com/MacsCrimeBusters to view surveillance images of alleged shoptheft and robbery suspects