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What Is Crime Stoppers? 

Crime Stoppers is not a law enforcement organization. It is a civilian, non-profit corporation established within a community to set up a hotline to receive anonymous tips about criminal activity or wanted felons. Tips received by Crime Stoppers are passed along to law enforcement agencies with the jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating the crime being reported. Crime Stoppers' simple objective is to solve and prevent local crime.

Each week, a particular case is featured in the news media, but Crime Stoppers can pay off on any crime, whether it was featured that week or not. Rewards can go as high as $1,000. In some instances, pricate or corporate rewards are offered in addition to Crime Stoppers' rewards.

How Does Crime Stoppers Work?

When a Crime Stoppers call is received, the call taker obtains as much detailed information from the informant as possible. After obtaining information from the informant, the call taker will assign the informant a code number and instruct the caller to maintain the code number in all future contacts with Crime Stoppers. Since Crime Stoppers does not want to know the identity of the informant, the informant is instructed that it is their responsibility to call Crime Stoppers with any additional information that may come up in the case and to call Crime Stoppers back within 2 to 3 weeks to check the status on their case.

The Coordinator then prepares a Crime Stoppers tip report. The tip and disposition reports are then referred to an Investigator(s) for follow-up investigation. The investigating officer assigned to the case shall attempt to clear the case in question using the information in the tip report. If the Investigator(s) feels that additional information is needed, the Investigator(s) notifies the Crime Stoppers Coordinator to obtain additional information when the informant calls to check on the status of his/her case. The informant’s anonymity is always safeguarded and no information, which would tend to show or lead to the caller’s identity, will be contained in the tip report.

The Investigator(s) are asked to send the disposition report with details of the investigation and/or arrests and cases cleared back to Crime Stoppers within 7 to 10 days or as soon as an informant’s information is developed to a point where arrest and criminal charges are imminent. When the informant calls Crime Stoppers to check the status of their cases, the disposition report is consulted and the informant is told what has happened in their case. If the informant’s tip resulted in arrest(s) and/or cases cleared the informant is instructed on how they will receive their rewards using their identification number. No names are used; the informant's name is never known.

To report a crime, please call

CRIME STOPPERS - (706) 653 - 3188 

CRIME DOESN'T PAY BUT CRIME STOPPERS DOES!

Text VACS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

      Standard rates may apply.

 

 

 

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The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

The Columbus Police Department is aggressively seeking information concerning the whereabouts of Maurice Angelo Burton. Over the past few months, this individual is suspected of committing the following offenses:

September 2007 (Click here for more information)
July 2007 (Click here for more information)
April 2007 (Click here for more information)
Charges (Click here for more information)

Mr. Burton is a black male, approximately 17 years of age. His last known addresses are 915 Brighton Road and 945 Celia Drive. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Crime Stoppers Unit at (706) 653-3188. All information is held in the strictest confidence.

 
 
 
The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

On March 8, 2004, at approximately 7:50 AM, police were dispatched to 1438 Jacqueline Drive in reference to the murder of William "Kirby" Smith, Jr. Smith was the owner of Kirby Speed Shop at that location. He would found dead on the floor. Investigation revealed that he had been shot with a small caliber handgun. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Columbus Police Department Homicide Unit at (706) 653-3415 or(706) 653-3408 or Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. All information will be held in strictest confidence.

 
 
The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

On July 18, 2003, Albert Woolfolk was found murdered in his home on Habersham Avenue in Columbus. The victim, Mr. Woolfolk was last seen at the Coach’s Corner Sports Bar, 3709 Gentian Blvd., on Wednesday night, July 16, 2003.

Mr. Woolfolk’s time of death was shortly after midnight on July 16, 2003. The victim was described as being 5′5″, 145 pounds with short brown curly hair and a receding hairline. The victim was last seen wearing a white sport shirt with a stripe across the front and a pair of khaki pants. (A private reward is being offered in this case).

Two pieces of artwork are believed to have been taken during the murder. Anyone seeing Mr. Albert Woolfolk at Coach’s Corner with knowledge of whom he was with or any information about his death, is asked to contact the Columbus Police Department’s Cold Case Unit at (706) 653-3400 or Crime Stoppers at(706) 653-3188. No suspect information is available at this time. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.

 
 
 
The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

On November 9, 2002, at approximately 9:05 A.M.,Bill Morris, Sr., owner of Morris Road Auto Shop was shot and killed. The business is located at 946 Morris Road. He was discovered on the property face down with a gunshot would to the left chest area. There are no known suspects, however, immediately prior to and following the shooting, a black male was seen walking on the property. The individual was wearing black clothing but there is no further description. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Columbus Police Department Homicide Unit at (706) 653-3415 or (706) 653-3408 or Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. All information will be held in strictest confidence.

 
 
The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

On August 29, 1999, at approximately 4:00 AM, officers were dispatched to a shooting call at an intersection in south Columbus. Upon arrival,Antrone Simpson was found in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. Subsequent investigation revealed that the victim and another individual had been arguing about a woman near Ford Drive in Columbus. Later, while traveling in south Columbus, a small dark vehicle occupied by two black males pulled along side Simpson’s vehicle. The passenger said a few words to Simpson before shooting Simpson with a small silver pistol (possibly a .380 semi-automatic). According to witnesses the shooter was the same person Simpson was arguing with earlier. The suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, approximately 20 years of age, 5′8″ to 5′10″. At the time, the suspect was wearing a beige, short-sleeved shirt with a button-down collar and a white tank-top underneath, a gold chain and a gold watch. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Columbus Police Department Homicide Unit at (706) 653-3415 or (706) 653-3408 or Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. All information will be held in strictest confidence.

 
 
The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

On April 18, 1991, the body of Tommie White was discovered inside his residence at 1720 Stark Ave. in Columbus. Investigation revealed that Mr. White had been involved in a fight inside his residence and received fatal injuries during the fight. Neighbors heard a fight but did not call the police nor did they see anyone leaving the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (706) 653-3408 or Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. All information will be held in strictest confidence.

 
 
The Columbus Police Department needs your help...
 

On March 29, 2000, 13-year-old Markel Ervin was a passenger in a 1987 Mazda 626 traveling in the St. Mary’s Road area of Columbus. At approximately 8:10 P.M., a teal-colored Chevrolet Corsica occupied by 4 black males and one white male began blowing their car horn at the Ervin vehicle. The driver of Ervin’s vehicle said Ervin became irate and began blowing the horn of the vehicle he was occupying. Obscene gestures were apparently also exchanged between occupants of the two vehicles. The Chevrolet followed the Mazda out St. Mary’s Road toward the Bunker Hill subdivision where one of the occupants of the Corsica fired a handgun into the Mazda. One round struck Ervin in the head, killing him. Investigators found ten 9mm shell casings near where the shooting occurred. The fatal round entered the Mazda’s trunk, passed through the passenger seat striking Ervin in the head as he was attempting to duck for cover.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Department’s Homicide Squad at (706) 653-3415 or (706) 653-3408. A reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers. They may be contacted at (706) 653-3188. All information will be held in strictest confidence.

 

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