Proclamation honors Crime Stoppers program

Ponca City Now - September 14, 2015 1:57 pm

A Mayoral proclamation was presented to Ponca City Area Crime Stoppers board members in recognition of Crime Stoppers of Ponca City Month.

Mayor Homer Nicholson shared appreciation for the board members.

The successful program began in Ponca City in 1984 and is funded solely by donations. Cash rewards totaling $61,603 have been paid to anonymous tipsters that provided information leading to 52 arrests, 726 cases cleared and the recovery of $481,354 in stolen property.

Ponca City’s Crime Stopper’s program was the first in the state to implement Campus Crime Stoppers in the high school, middle school and junior high.

Ponca City Crime Stoppers benefits the citizens and the businesses in and around Ponca City by partnering with them and with surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Donations may be mailed to Ponca City Area Crime Stoppers at 200 East Oklahoma, Ponca City, OK 74601. The PCACS board meets at the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. and anyone is welcome.

Anyone wishing to send an anonymous tip online about a person or persons who may be responsible for any crime — or the location of stolen property — can access the link at . Click on the Crime Stoppers link on the home page, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information.

You can also t ext PCPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) from a cell phone. I f you want to phone in a tip, the number is (580) 762-5100. Callers will remain anonymous and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.


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