Thursday, January 2, 2020

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

                     






January 2, 2020                                For Immediate Release
Prince George, BC

Crime Stoppers marks a record year and 35 years in PG!

The Prince George Crime Stoppers Association would like to invite you to come out and help celebrate Crime Stoppers Month and the very successful year the program had in 2019! PG Crime Stoppers had a record year of tips coming in to the anonymous program and is celebrating 35 years in Prince George in 2020!


In 2019 the Prince George Crime Stoppers Program received a record of 700 tips (up from 586 in 2018) from YOU!  Those tips resulted in 14 arrests, 6 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 our impressive 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 recovered
$1,857,361
$38,658,561
In 2019, PGCS continued our partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services for the public to shred their personal documents for a small donation.  It was very popular and kept the shredding trucks very busy! PG Crime Stoppers next Shred It Event will be our Spring Shred-It Event on Saturday April 25st, 2020 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 4h, we’ll be at CN Centre to cheer on the Prince George Cougars as they battle the Everett Silvertips. Come find us in Section Y on the concourse to win prizes from 99.3 The Drive and PG Crime Stoppers.

On Friday January 17th, PG Crime Stoppers will be at the Spruce Kings home game vs Langley at 7pm. Take part in our fun on ice contest and you could score cool prizes! You can find us on the concourse as you enter The Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.
Saturday January 25th, we’ll 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 pm and the men at 7 pm. Take part in our 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. Our annual event to appreciate our valued partners at the RCMP will be Wednesday January 29th at 1:30pm at the RCMP detachment. PG Crime Stoppers will award our “Officer of the Year” and “Watch of the Year” on that day.

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(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 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, and our 2019 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca. or follow us on Facebook.

For more information or interview opportunities, contact:

Ron Polillo, Board member and Media Spokesperson of PG Crime Stoppers at (250) 612-8645 or 960 1367
Robin Craig, President of PG Crime Stoppers- email- robinheathercraig@gmail.com