MEDIA RELEASE - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!
February 06, 2017


MEDIA ADVISORY
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –
2017 POLICE AND PEACE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

February 6, 2017 - Nominations for the 2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA) are now being accepted. Coordinated by Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers, POYA is an annual awards program that honours enforcement officers in Newfoundland and Labrador that perform beyond the call of duty both on the job and in the community. Nominations are open until March 20, 2017.

As NL Crime Stopper celebrates its 25 anniversary, 2017 will prove to another prolific year for the POYA program. The POYA program will continue to recognize police and peace officers working in the province and who perform above and beyond the call of duty both on the job and in the community. Three awards will be presented at this year’s awards ceremony, one to the police officer from each of the two the provincial police forces as well as a peace officer employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process. Eligibility for this year’s awards include (but not exclusively):


o Royal Canadian Mounted Police
o Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
o Correctional Services Canada
o Canadian Border Services Agency
o Dept. Fisheries and Oceans o Military officers
o Liquor Inspectors
o Fish and Wildlife 
o Canada Revenue Agency
o Sheriffs              

2017 POYA nominations are accepted from the general public, provincial organizations as well as any provincial police or peace officer. The POYA awards event is being planned for May 19th, 2017 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, Conception Bay South, NL. For further information on the POYA program please visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a civilian, non-profit, charitable organization that provides citizens with a vehicle to anonymously supply provincial enforcement agencies with information about a crime or potential crime of which they have knowledge. Cash rewards are offered to people who provide information that leads to an arrest.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Peggy Miller
2017 POYA Organizing Committee, NLCS
709 729 8246
POYA.NL.2017@gmail.com



January is Crime Stoppers Month!
February 03, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

January is CRIME STOPPERS Month


January 26, 2017 – The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minster of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Mark Brown, Chair of NL Crime Stoppers, proclaim January 2017 Crime Stoppers Month for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I would like to recognize Crime Stoppers Month and congratulate our local chapter on 25 years of dedicated service to the people of the province. This month is an opportunity to raise awareness of this valuable collaborative and community effort and thank the organization for all their hard work,” said Minister Parsons.

Crime Stoppers is a charitable organization that for 25 years has provided the people of Newfoundland and Labrador with a vehicle to anonymously provide information about a crime or a potential crime of which they have knowledge. 2016 shows more than 2221 TIPS received – resulting in 82 arrests, 130 charges and almost $412,416 in goods recovered. Since the start of the program in 1992, 3,602 charges were laid with more than $9.1M in goods recovered.

For 25 years, community minded individuals across the province have worked with the public, media and our provincial police and peace officers to make Crime Stoppers a success,” said Brown. “Crime Stoppers Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the volunteers and their hard work and how we collectively make our communities safer places to call home.”

Started in 1992, and celebrating 25 years of service in this province in 2017, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based program and registered charity. It brings the public, media and law enforcement agencies together in cooperative effort to help solve crime by offering cash awards and guaranteeing anonymity to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest or laying of charges against criminal offenders.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Photo from the proclamation signing attached.

Bottom left to right: Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minster of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and Mark Brown, Chair, NL Crime Stoppers

Top left to right: and Const. William Day, NL Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator (RNC), Kathryn Atkin, Vice-Chair NL Crime Stoppers and Cpl. David Smith, NL Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator RCMP

Media Contact: Mark Brown, Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers 709-325-0423 or chairNLCS@gmail.com

 



Two men charged in Marystown cocaine investigation
June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 (Marystown, N.L.) – Two men from Marystown have been charged following a significant cocaine seizure near Goobies, N.L.

On June 22, 2016, RCMP from the Burin and St. John’s Federal Policing Operations units,  arrested two men and seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine on the Trans-Canada Highway near Goobies, N.L. The arrests were made as a result of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of cocaine on the Burin Peninsula.

Forty-eight-year-old Darren Pittman and 40-year-old Dennis Brake, both from Marystown, have been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine).

Pittman will be appearing in court in Clarenville later today. Brake has been released from custody with his next court appearance scheduled for July 16, 2016 in Clarenville.

The RCMP investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this or any crime should contact their local RCMP detachment.  To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637).



PUBLIC NOTICE from Holyrood Detachment
June 22, 2016

Holyrood RCMP have received an escalating number of complaints regarding improper usage of All Terrain Vehicles on roadways and on private property.
 
The legislation within the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador does not permit these types of machines to be operated on any roadways, paved or unpaved, where motor vehicles commonly travel.
 
There will be ZERO TOLERANCE for such behaviour. Police will be charging the operators of these off road vehicles and will seek forfeiture orders where appropriate. Video evidence will be used when available to ensure the courts have a clear account of the illegal activity.
 
With the completion of the school year and in the interest of public safety, parents are asked to share this information with their children and ensure that the rules and regulations are understood and adhered to.
 


Media Release 2016 POYA Winners
May 30, 2016

 

MEDIA RELEASE

2016 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Award Winners

 

May 27, 2016 – Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers today presented the 2016 Police and Peace Officers of the Year Awards (POYA).  The ceremony was held at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre with finalists and family members, executive from the respective executive organizations and invited members of the community.

Presented annually, these awards recognize outstanding officers in the community. Once again, three awards were be presented at this year’s awards ceremony, one to the police officer from each of the two the provincial police forces as well as a peace officer employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process. The three awards winners for 2016 are:

·         Police Officer of the Year, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary – Sergeant Paul C Didham, NorthEast Avalon Region

·         Police Officer of the Year, Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Staff Sergeant Greg Hicks,  Clarenville Detachment

·         Peace Officer of the Year – Co-Recipients -  Constable Danielle Greavette, City of Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement and Fishery Officer Nikki Wright, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

“Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers takes pride in honouring officers in our province that go above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the community. Courtesy, kindness, understanding, compassion, courage and devotion to duty are key qualities required in police officers in their normal duties.  The nominees and recipients of 2016 Awards exemplify these characteristics, and we are pleased to recognize these individuals for their outstanding achievements,” said Mark Brown, Chair of NL Crime Stoppers.

Nominations for the 2016 awards were accepted from the general public, provincial organizations as well as any provincial police or peace officer. “The nominations received this year once again represented a diverse group of individuals in terms of geography, gender and experience,” said Brown.  “To those that took the time to nominate a police or peace officer, we extend grateful thanks for the time and the effort to recognize these deserving officers.”

The 2016 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards are proudly supported by the VOCM Cares Foundation.

Started in 1992, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based program and registered charity that brings the public, the media and law enforcement agencies together in cooperative effort to help solve crime. This is accomplished by offering cash awards and guaranteeing anonymity to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest of or laying of charges against criminal offenders.

NOTE: Professional photos from the awards ceremony are available upon request to POYA.NL.2016@gmail.com

Twitter: @NLCrimeStoppers #2016POYA

Media Contact:

Mark Brown,

ChairNewfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers

709 325 0423 or POYA.NL.2016@gmail.com



RNC Citizens Award
May 19, 2016

Recipient: Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers and Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers North East Avalon Branch

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers and Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers North East Avalon Branch were nominated for the Chief of Police Citizens Recognition Award by Cst. R. Robinson.

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based volunteer organization and a registered charity. They began in October of 1992 with one branch in the St. John's area, the North East Avalon Branch.  Since that time, Crime Stoppers has expanded to ten branches which are located throughout the province. Crime Stoppers presently has in excess of 150 volunteers comprised of many diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement and other investigative agencies to receive information on crimes. The efforts of Crime Stoppers increase tips on crime, which in turn increase arrests in our community.

As of January 18, 2016 Crime Stoppers activities have resulted in 2,614 arrests being made, 3,838 cases which were cleared and $270,950 in rewards paid out for tips received. In addition to this they had $3,454,224 in property recovered and $7,197,829 in drugs seized.

Other programs of Crime Stoppers in Newfoundland and Labrador include; Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards, the School Program and the Illegal Dumping program.

 One of the primary functions of this team of volunteers is to raise the level of awareness of Crime Stoppers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. They regularly attend community events in an effort to provide information about Crime Stoppers and how it works. To help raise awareness in 2015, the North East Avalon Branch of Crime Stoppers hosted a very successful RCMP Musical Ride this past August at the Mount Pearl Intermediate School Soccer Field.

As a result of exemplary dedication and thanks to the countless hours of volunteer time put forth by the Crime Stoppers Volunteers Newfoundland and Labrador is and continues to be a safe place for all citizens to live and raise their families.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers and Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers North East Avalon Branch

 



Fire - Port au Port
May 03, 2016

2016 523442.....11:57 am May 2, 2016 report of an uncontrolled grass fire near the Piccadilly High School.  Wildlife & Forestry, Port au Port Fire Department and RCMP attended.  Fire brought under control and subsequently extinguished by Gander water bombers.  No charges laid as not criminal in nature.
 
Anyone with information regarding any incident is requested to contact the Stephenville RCMP at (709) 643-2118, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Two in Custody Within 30 Minutes After Break and Enter -Stephenville
January 15, 2016

On 16-01-14 at 0021 hrs Bay St George RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at the Coleman's Food Center store in Stephenville Crossing. When police arrived they found a window of the store had been broken out and a number of items stolen.  Although the suspects had departed  responding officers were quickly on their trail.
 
Battling poor weather conditions that threatened to cover in the suspects tracks and conceal evidence, officers were still able to successfully track for approximately 1 1/2 kilometers where they located and arrested 2 male suspects at a residence in Stephenville Crossing. The arrests occurred within 30 minutes of police arriving on the scene. 
 
Police were also able to recover a quantity of the liquor and cigarettes that were stolen from the store.
 
Both males who are in their early twenties are from the Stephenville area. They will appear in court later today to face charges of break and enter, mischief and having their faces covered while committing an indictable offence. One of the males also faces several charges for breaching several different probation orders at the tie of the offence. 
 


Public Advisory from RCMP regarding CRA Phone Scams
January 13, 2016

The Burin Peninsula RCMP wish to advise the General Public of an increase in online, telephone and mail scams. The most recent scam involves people representing themselves as the Canada Revenue Agency and demanding money be paid or the police will be contacted.

 

The RCMP has received multiple calls and complaints over the past week and wish to remind the public that these actions are fraudulent. Some recent telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Victims receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA and saying that taxes are owed. The caller requests immediate payment by credit card or convinces the victims to purchase a prepaid credit card and to call back immediately with the information. The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation.

To help you identify possible scams, use the following guidelines found at

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2015/l150610-eng.html:

The CRA:

  • never requests prepaid credit cards;
  • never asks for information about your passport, health card, or driver's licence;
  • never shares your taxpayer information with another person, unless you have provided the appropriate authorization; and
  • never leaves personal information on your answering machine or asks you to leave a message containing your personal information on an answering machine.

When in doubt, ask yourself the following:

  • Is there a reason that the CRA may be calling? Do I have a tax balance outstanding?
  • Is the requester asking for information I would not include with my tax return?
  • Is the requester asking for information I know the CRA already has on file for me?
  • How did the requester get my email address or telephone number?
  • Am I confident I know who is asking for the information?

If you get such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501.

 

Dale Foote, S/Sgt

Burin Peninsula RCMP



Musical Ride and Crime Stoppers
August 22, 2015

NL Crime Stoppers, North East Avalon Branch hosted the world famous "RCMP Musical Ride" on August 22 and 23rd, 2015 at the Mount Pearl Senior High rugby field .

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and came out to see the shows. Thank you to all of the shows supporters. It was an amazing success !!

NL Crime Stoppers, North East Avalon Branch



RCMP Musical Ride - Open House
August 18, 2015

There will be an open house for the RCMP Musical Ride on Saturday, August 22nd from 12:00-3:30pm at the Glacier in Mount Pearl. Please come by and see the beautiful horses up close!



RCMP Musical Ride Tickets
June 12, 2015

RCMP Musical Ride, Mount Pearl, NL

Tickets are now available online at Ticket Pro. or at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay

Event tickets are only 11dollars each including all fees.

 Note *Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge*. 

Please go to:

https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&server=ww3#def_1112721410

NL Crime Stoppers is excited to host the RCMP Musical Ride on August 22 and 23, 2015 as part of our ongoing community awareness programs.

The ride will take place at the Mount Pearl Senior High sports field off Ruth Avenue at 6:30 pm on August 22 and at 2pm on August 23, 2015.

More information on the RCMP Musical Ride can be obtained by clicking on the link below

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mr-ce/tour-eng.htm

This is a great family event, please come out, have fun and support your local Crime Stoppers branch.  

See you at the field!



2015 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Award Winners
June 02, 2015


2015 POYA Winners
(Left to right: Staff Sergeant Donald Rogers, RCMP Happy Valley Goose Bay Detachment, Constable Scott Mosher, RNC Corner Brook Region, and Fishery Officer Sherry Pittman, Department of Fisheries and Oceans)

2015 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Award Winners

May 29, 2015 – Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers today presented the 2015 Police and Peace Officers of the Year Awards (POYA).  The ceremony was held at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre with finalists and family members, executive from the respective executive organizations and invited members of the community.

Presented annually, these awards recognize outstanding officers in the community. Once again, three awards were be presented at this year’s awards ceremony, one to the police officer from each of the two the provincial police forces as well as a peace officer employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process. The three awards winners for 2015 are:

·         Police Officer of the Year, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary - Constable Scott Mosher, Corner Brook Region

·         Police Officer of the Year, Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Staff Sergeant Donald Rogers, Happy Valley Goose Bay Detachment

·         Peace Officer of the Year - Fishery Officer Sherry Pittman, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

“For over 20 years, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers has taken pride in honouring officers in our province that go above and beyond the call of duty to make our communities and province a better place to call home. Again this year, the awards program represents all the enforcement entities in the province, police and peace officers and we are delighted to recognize these outstanding enforcement officers,” said Mark Brown, Chair of NL Crime Stoppers.

Nominations for the 2015 awards were accepted from the general public, provincial organizations as well as any provincial police or peace officer. This year, the number of nominations more than doubled. “We received nominations from across the province, representing a candidate pool of diverse demographic representation, geography, gender, and experience,” said Brown.  “We are extremely pleased with the volume and calibre of the nominations received this year, and we thank everyone who took the time to nominate a deserving officer.”

The 2015 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards are proudly supported by the VOCM Cares Foundation.

Started in 1992, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based program and registered charity that brings the public, the media and law enforcement agencies together in cooperative effort to help solve crime. This is accomplished by offering cash awards and guaranteeing anonymity to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest of or laying of charges against criminal offenders.

NOTE: Professional photos from the awards ceremony are available upon request to POYA.NL.2015@gmail.com

 

Twitter: @NLCrimeStoppers #2015POYA

Media Contact:

Mark Brown, Chair

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers

709 325 0423 or POYA.NL.2015@gmail.com




RCMP Musical Ride, August 22/23, 2015 at Mount Pearl
May 22, 2015

NL Crime Stoppers is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the RCMP Musical Ride on August 22 and 23, 2015 as part of our ongoing community awareness programs.

The ride will take place at the Mount Pearl Senior High sports field off Ruth Avenue at 6 pm on August 22 and at 2pm on August 23, 2015

Tickets will be available shortly both online at Ticket Pro and locally at service stations in St. John's and Mount Pearl at a cost of 10 dollars per person. 

Please check back soon for more updates. 

More information on the RCMP Musical Ride can be obtained by clicking on the link below

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mr-ce/tour-eng.htm

This is a great family event, please come out, have fun and support your local Crime Stoppers  

 



Public Advisory Regarding Fraudulent Activity
May 08, 2015

RNC Release Public Advisory Regarding Fraudulent Activity

(St. John’s, NL), May 4, 2015 – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Economic

Crime Unit is issuing a public advisory regarding an e-mail and phone scam whereby offenders

are posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The RNC Economic Crime Unit want to advise the public to be aware of phishing scams asking

for information such as credit card, bank account, and passport numbers. The CRA would never

ask for this type information by email. Some of these scams ask for this personal information

directly, and others refer the taxpayer to a website resembling the CRA's, where the person is

asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. Taxpayers should not click on

links included in these emails. Email scams may also contain embedded malicious software that

can harm your computer and put your personal information at risk.

This type of fraud has also been seen in the form of an email. There have been reports of an

email circulating from revenue@cra-arc.gc.ca, subject line: Canada Revenue Agency Tax

Refund. The email claims that the CRA has calculated your fiscal activity and determined that

you are eligible to receive a tax refund. It then asks you to complete the refund form and mail it

to a listed address. This email is a scam used to obtain personal and financial information for

the purposes of identity theft.

The RNC Economic Crime Unit urges the general public to refrain from providing their personal

information to unknown persons online or over the phone and to verify the authenticity of the

person by requesting information by contacting the governmental agency or financial institution

directly. Anyone who receives a suspicious communication should immediately report it to the

Anti-Fraud Center of Canada at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or call 1-888-

495-8501. Anyone with information regarding this online scam is asked to contact the RNC at

729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information



Tips on Avoiding Phone and Email Scammers
April 29, 2015

More tips on avoiding phone and email scammers
In a column written by Sharon Elliott, RCMP Senior Safety officer, “ In my last article, I wrote about scammers who are spoofing the caller i.d. feature on our telephones. Many residents in our area have been targeted and have reported receiving a call from what appeared to be a local area number, but upon answering find out the call contains an automated message with an offer involving a hotel stay. Since then, many more residents have reported receiving calls that show their own telephone number appearing in the call display…The same problem can happen in our email accounts. The name of the sender of an email message can be manipulated to make it appear as though the message is coming from a friend, or even include our own names. That’s why it’s important to give your emails a good look over before clicking them open…” Annapolis County Spectator 
(2015-04-29)
 
 


RCMP Advises of Romance Scams
March 05, 2015

The RCMP Federal Policing Operations unit in conjunction with the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre would like to make the public aware of a current fraud trend.  Fraudsters steal photos and use dating sites and social media to lure potential victims into sending money for various reasons.  The fraudsters have shown that they are willing to develop the relationship over an extended period of time; this increases the trust level between the victim and the fraudster which results in the potential victim usually losing more money.

The fraudster will gain the trust of the victim through displays of affection and in some cases will send gifts, flowers and tokens to prove that their feelings are genuine.  While the fraudster is usually located in a foreign country, eventually they will state that they want to meet the potential victim in person.  It is at this time the fraudster will advise they can't afford to travel and will seek assistance from the victim in covering travel costs.  Other variations include the fraudster presenting situations of emergency or urgency, such as a sick family member and seeking financial assistance from the victim for various costs.  This type of scam may also occur with the fraudster claiming that they reside in another province in Canada.

 

 Warning Signs - How to protect yourself

  • Fraudsters want to develop a quick relationship with you.  Be suspicious when someone you haven't met professes their love for you.
  • Never under any circumstances send money for any reason.
  • Be cautious when conversing with an individual that claims to live close to you but working overseas.  this is a set up for the fraudster to provide numerous reasons to ask for money.
  • If you receive a "pay cheque" or another form of payment from someone you've met online and they ask you to cash it and send a portion of the funds back to them - don't do it!  It's a counterfeit cheque and you'll be responsible to cover any feed from the bank.

 

For the latest on current fraud trend, the public can access the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre.ca, by email info@antifraudcentre.ca or by phone at 1-888-495-8501.



Media Release on Kijiji Rental Scam
February 06, 2015

 

 

 RNC Release Public Advisory Regarding Fraudulent Activity

 

(St. John’s, NL), February 5, 2015 The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Economic Crime Unit is issuing a public advisory regarding an online internet rental scam.

 

The RNC Economic Crime Unit is currently investigating several reports from residents who have posted apartment for rent ads on Kijiji. Residents have advised that they receive a response from a potential renter stating he is from the United States and that he is coming to Newfoundland for work. The potential renter will send photos and a copy of a US drivers license identifying himself as that person. The suspect then advises that he is interested in the rental property and agrees to send a bank draft for a month’s rent and damage deposit. When the property owner receives the draft it was for much more than the rent. The suspect then will request the property owner to email transfer the difference back to him as it was a mistake. In some cases the property owner is doing an email transfer of the difference back to the suspect before finding out that the bank draft that was sent is fraudulent.

 

The RNC Economic Crime Unit urges the public to refrain from providing their personal or financial information to unknown persons online or over the phone and to be cautious of this type of scam. Anyone with information regarding this online scam is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at  www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

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Media Release-Crime Stoppers Month
January 22, 2015

January

January 21, 2015 The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and Mark Brown, Chair of NL Crime Stoppers, proclaim January 2015 Crime Stoppers Month for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

“On behalf of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, I am pleased to extend support in the marking Crime Stoppers Month and in the promotion of the organization’s hard work. Crime Stoppers Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of this valuable collaborative and community effort,” said Premier Davis.

 

Crime Stoppers is a charitable organization that provides the people Newfoundland and Labrador with a vehicle to anonymously provide information about a crime or a potential crime of which they have knowledge. 2014 shows more than 2100 TIPS received resulting in 66

arrests, 44 charges and almost $200,000 in goods recovered. Since the start of the program, 3288 charges were laid with more than $7M in goods recovered.

 

“For over 20 years, community minded individuals across the province have worked with the public, media and our provincial police and peace officers to make Crime Stoppers a success,” said Brown. “Crime Stoppers Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the volunteers and their hard work and how we collectively make our communities safer places to call home.”

 

Started in 1992, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based program and registered chari y. It brings the public, media and law enforcement agencies together in cooperative effort to help solve crime by offering cash awards and guaranteeing anonymity to

 persons who furnish information leading to the arrest or laying of charges against criminal offenders.


 _________________________________________________________________________________

Bottom left to right: Mark Brown, Chair, NL Crime Stoppers, Honourable Paul Davis, Premier, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Kathryn Atkin, Vice-Chair NL Crime Stoppers Top left to top right: S/Sgt David Hickey, RCMP and Cst. Roy Robinson, NL Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator (RNC)

missing from photo: Sgt. Vicki Chalker NL Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator (RCMP)

 



Credit card Scams
January 08, 2015

A concerned citizen from the Burin Peninsula informed us that they were just recently called by a phone scammer who was trying to get their credit card info in exchange for lower interest rates. Don't become a victim of this type of scam. Check out the following link to read how you can protect yourself and what to do if you have been scammed.

http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/about/news/pages/ConsPress-ConsPresse-0.aspx?itemid=217



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