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Crime Stoppers Media Release Jan 5 2017

Crime Stoppers Media Release  
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January 5, 2017
Prince George, BC

Crime Stoppers Celebrates another Great Year

The Prince George Crime Stoppers Society would like to invite the residents of Prince George and surrounding communities to come out and help celebrate Crime Stopper Month and the very successful year the program had in 2016.


In 2016 the Prince George Crime Stopper Program received 485 tips from the anonymous public.  Those tips resulted in 16 arrests and over $22,000 in seizures.  Here are more of our numbers: 


2016
Since Inception in 1991
Tips Received
485
12,117
Arrests Made
16
1512
Number of Awards Approved
8
563
Value of Awards Approved
$1,340
$167,850
Value of Seized Property & Drugs
$22,090
$36,539,650
PGCS continued our partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services to provide two opportunities for the public to shred their personal documents free of charge.  Both these events were well received by the public and kept the shredding truck very busy. Look for our Spring Shred-It Event on April 29th 2017!

As part of Crime Stopper month, join us at one of these events to learn more about the program and to enter for a chance to win a $200 Gift Certificate to Winston’s Resto Bar from the Coast Inn of The North and PG Crime Stoppers!:

  • We’ll be at the Prince George Spruce Kings game at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena on Friday January 13th as they take on the Chilliwack Chiefs. Enter our draw to win a $200 gift certificate from Winston’s Resto bar at the end of Crime Stoppers Month.


  • On Saturday January 14th, we’ll be at the Northern Sport Centre cheering on the UNBC Timberwolves men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on the Mount Royal University of Calgary. Women tip off at 5:00 pm and the men at 7:00 pm. Enter our draw to win a $200 gift certificate from Winston’s Resto bar at the end of Crime Stoppers Month.
  • On Saturday January 20th, we’ll be at CN Centre to cheer on the Prince George Cougars as they battle the Moose Jaw Warriors. Come say hi to win $200 Gift Certificate to Winston’s Resto Bar from the Coast Inn of The North and PG Crime Stoppers!

The Board of Directors of Prince George Crime Stoppers Society 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 2016.  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.

There are three ways to submit a tip to Prince George Crime Stoppers:

  • The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477 and providing information to an operator is still very popular; 
  • As an increasingly popular alternative, you can submit a typed tip via our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca; 
  • The third method of submitting a tip is by SMS texting.  You can simply text “PGTIPS” and the information you wish to provide, to 274637 from any cellular phone or device with SMS capability. 

When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember we don't want your name, just your information.  All three methods are completely anonymous.

One of many Crime Stopper programs throughout the country, Prince George Crime Stoppers is a proud partnership of the local media, police and residents of BC'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 2016 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

For more information or interview opportunities, contact:

Ron Polillo, President at (250) 960-1367 or (250) 612-8645