Thursday, January 3, 2019

Crime Stoppers marks another good year!




January 3, 2019
Prince George, BC

Crime Stoppers marks another good year!

The Prince George Crime Stoppers Association would like to invite the residents of Prince George and surrounding communities to come out and help celebrate Crime Stoppers Month and the very successful year the program had in 2018!


In 2018 the Prince George Crime Stoppers Program received 586 tips from YOU!  Those tips resulted in 11 arrests, 9 cases cleared and 10 cash rewards approved. Here are more of our numbers: 


2018
Since Inception in 1985
Tips Received
586
13,268
Arrests Made
11
1,547
Number of Awards Approved
10
588
Value of Awards Approved
$1,680
$171,985
Value of Seized Property & Drugs
$4,800
$36,801,200
PGCS continued our partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services for the public to shred their personal documents for a small donation.  It was well received by the public and kept the shredding truck very busy! Look for our Spring Shred-It Event on Saturday April 27st, 2019 at CN Centre Parking lot from 10am -2pm.

As part of Crime Stoppers Month, join us at one or all of these community events to learn more about the program and to enter to WIN prizes!

This Saturday January 5th, we’ll 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 5:00 pm and the men at 7:00 pm. Take part in our Paper Airplane Toss at the Men’s halftime to WIN
tickets and CD’s!

On Saturday January 19th, we’ll be at CN Centre to cheer on the Prince George Cougars as they battle the Kamloops Blazers. Come say hi to win CD’s and DVD’s from 99.3 The Drive and PG Crime Stoppers.


On Saturday January 26th, PG Crime Stoppers will be at the Spruce Kings home game vs Coquitlam at 7pm. Take part in our fun contest during the 1st intermission and you could score cool prizes! You can find us 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 our board members or at community appearances this month! Tickets are 10 each and if we sell out, some lucky person will win $10,000! You can contact Ron Polillo for tickets at 250 612 8645.
Prince George Crime Stoppers Association 50/50 Draw
Draw to be held Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 2pm at 455 Victoria St, Prince George, BC.
Tickets sales are divided equally between the winner and PG Crime Stoppers Association.
Chances are 1 in 2000 (number of tickets printed)
BC Gaming event licence #111894
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Problem Gambling help Line 1- 888-795-6111

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 2018!  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 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 www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.  
When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember we don'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 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 2018 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca. or follow us on Facebook.

For more information or interview opportunities, contact:

Ron Polillo, Vice President at (250) 960-1367 or (250) 612-8645
Robin Craig, President at the email- robinheathercraig@gmail.com