A. Cary Crime Stoppers is a volunteer organization comprised of local citizens dedicated to the reduction and quick resolution of crime. Cary Crime Stoppers gather funds to reward individuals who provide information anonymously to our local police department so that crimes can be solved.
A. Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976. A university student was killed during the robbery of a petrol station. After weeks and weeks of investigation the police still had very few leads as to who was responsible.
Police Detective Greg MacAleese of the Albuquerque Police Department thought that if the public was able to observe a re-enactment of a crime on television this may lead to a citizen providing information that may lead to an arrest.
After seeing the re-enactment the police received a call from a local citizen, the information provided by the caller was enough to lead the police to the two men who were responsible. Within 72 hours of the re-enactment aired over the television the police had solved the murder. This was the beginning of Crime Stoppers.
A. Contributions are received from local businesses, social clubs, business men and women, and local citizens. Cary Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code, so all contributions made will be tax deductible.
Mail Contributions to:
Cary Crime Stoppers
P.O. Box 1922
Cary, NC 27512-1922
A. Most people do not want to give out information to the police mainly for two reasons:
1. They don't want to get involved.
2. The fear of retaliation.
Cary Crime Stoppers has worked around these issues by offering callers a 24 hour hotline which allows callers to remain completely anonymous. Cary Crime Stoppers also adds the incentive of offering callers a cash reward whenever the information provided leads to an arrest or indictment.
A. What kind of crime do you have information about ?
How do you know about this crime ? Did you see it happen ?
Do you know the name of the person who committed the crime ?
What does the person look like ? Hair color, eyes, weight, height, age ?
Where is the person living ?
When did you last see this person ?
Does this person have a car ? Description of the car.
The more information provided the easier it is for the police department to make an arrest, which in return makes the community safer.