February 7, 2015
Chisum ISD Crime Stoppers Sponsor Receives Award
Chisum ISD Campus Crime Stoppers sponsor Karen Cato was presented with the Joe Martino Administrator of the Year award at the 20th Annual Texas Crime Stoppers in McAllen Texas February 3, 2015. Chisum ISD Campus Crime Stoppers is an umbrella program of Lamar County Crime Stoppers
The Joe Martino Administrator of the Year award recognizes one individual who exemplifies professional excellence in contributions to his or her local crime stoppers program, school, and community.
Karen has been the lead Student Crime Stoppers sponsor for Chisum ISD for 16 years. She always makes sure that her students are involved with their community. She always promotes Crime Stoppers and has sought out ways to make sure that Chisum ISD students portrayed a positive image of the Crime Stoppers Agenda and organization.
Karen has made posters, road in parades, stayed up late, left early, missed home, worked with students, attended meetings, sacrificed family and school just to promote and make sure that her students did their best to further the Crime Stoppers agenda. She did all of this while working as the Lead Special Education Teacher, drivers education instructor. teacher, wife, mom, and grandmother.
Karen is involved in numerous activities and never complains, never misses deadlines, and always looks for ways to get the kids more involved in Crime Stoppers activities.
December 31, 2014
Local governmental entities declare January 2015 Crime Stoppers Month
Click here to see a current list of proclamations issued. If your city or county is not listed and you are willing to issue a proclamation declaring January 2015 as Crime Stoppers Month send an email to email@example.com.
December 24, 2014
January is Crime Stoppers Month
Chairman Lynn Patterson announced that Lamar County Crime Stoppers is celebrating January 2015 as Crime Stoppers Month.
January of each year has been celebrated as Crime Stoppers Month since officially being officially being proclaimed in September 1986 at the Crime Stoppers International conference in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a time when Crime Stoppers programs around the world highlight their success.
Since 1986 Lamar County Crime Stoppers tips have led to the arrest of 2,096 suspects and cleared 3,725 cases. Rewards totaling $308,000 have been paid to 1,010 tipsters. Property with a value of $2,135,259 has been recovered and drugs and narcotics with a value of $977,627 have been seized due to Lamar County Crime Stoppers tips.
Lamar County Crime Stoppers has celebrated January as Crime Stoppers Month since 1998 by doubling rewards up to $1,000 maximum for information submitted during January 2014 that leads to the arrest of a suspect or suspects wanted for criminal activity.
Lamar County Crime Stoppers will not pay rewards for information provided through any source other than calls to its program. Calls may be made to Lamar County Crime Stoppers by any of the following methods:
1. Phone – by calling (903) 785-TIPS (8477) or (903) 427-TIPS (8477) in Red River County
2. Online – www.785tips.com, www.427tips.com, or www.lamarcountycrimestoppers.com.
3. Text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120″ in front of your message.
4. Smart phone users can submit a tip by using our mobile app, TipSubmit
November 21, 2014To enhance the ability of Lamar County Crime Stoppers to protect the identity of persons reporting information concerning criminal activity, the location of stolen property, drugs or illegal narcotics or the location of wanted persons the following policy has been adopted.
Lamar County Crime Stoppers will NOT pay rewards for information provided through any source other than calls to its program. Calls may be made to Lamar County Crime Stoppers by any of the following methods:
1. Phone – by calling (903)785-TIPS (8477)
2. Online – www.785-tips.com, www.427tips.com, www.lamarcountycrimestoppers.com.
3. Text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120” in front of your message.
4. Smart phone users can submit a tip by using our mobile app, TipSubmit.
Crime Stoppers accepts tips and information about crimes in order to solve or prevent such crimes. Users who communicate their own criminal threats by making them through Crime Stoppers are not considered to be Crime Stoppers tipsters; are not eligible for rewards; are not immune from prosecution; and are excepted from the promise of anonymity.
The following individuals are not eligible for rewards;
a. A commissioned law enforcement officer or other employees of law enforcement agencies and members of their immediate family.
b. Perpetrator or co-perpetrator of the crime if known.
c. Victim of the crime and members of their immediate family.
d. The fugitive.
e. Bail Bonds Agents or their Associates.
November 6, 2014
Special pricing ends December 31, 2014
Texas Crime Stoppers Challenge Coin
Make a $10.00 donation and receive a challenge coin from Texas Crime Stoppers. The coins will be available at the Campus Conference in McAllen, February 2015. If you want a challenge coin and will not be attending the McAllen conference the coins can be shipped for $1.00 extra. The coins will be available for shipment in January 2015. Get your coin now as the preorder special of $10.00 each will increase to $15.00. for orders placed after December 31, 2014.
Additional information and ordering information is available at: www.texascrimestopperscoin.com
November 5, 2014
Crime Stoppers app discussed at Paris High School
|An assembly was conducted Tuesday at Paris High School with Paris Police Department Officer Curtis Garrett and Paris ISD Safety and Security Department Officer Joey McCarthy. Students acted out several scenes depicting bullying and then a tool was discussed to help combat the potential hazards portrayed.Students learned how to download a free app called “Tip Submit”. By submitting a TIP through this app, the Tipster remains completely anonymous. The App is available for both Apple and Android.”The protection of complete anonymity makes it easier for students to report problems,” said Principal Chris Vaughn. “Some students will tell teachers, but some of them aren’t sure. So they can anonymously report this way, and then Crime Stoppers can follow up on it and take action.”Just like the Adult Crime Stoppers program, an anonymous TIP that leads to an arrest or disciplinary action is eligible for a reward through the PHS Campus Crime Stoppers program. All rewards are delivered anonymously.
Portraying bulling scenes are (from left) PHS Crime Stoppers members Scott Gilbert, Maddie Bruce, Paige Dixon, Jeffery White, and Shawnte Moore.
Paris Police Officer Curtis Garrett explains Tip Submit
October 22, 2014
Lamar County Crime Stoppers board member Joe McCarthy was honored tonight as the 2014 Lamar County Crime Stopper Board Member of the Year.
October 5, 2014 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet
All employees of law enforcement agencies in Lamar and Red River counties are invited to attend the Lamar County Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
RSVP by October 21, 2014.
August 18, 2014
Crime Stoppers USA has declared this website the best crime stopper website in the United States for communities with a population of up to 250,000.
July 10, 2014
Information concerning criminal activity in Lamar and Red River Counties that Lamar County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on can be found under the CRIMES tab. Click on Lamar or Red River County for information about the crimes we need your assistance to solve.
July 5, 2014
Dancing With The Stars tickets are now available online. You can pay for your tickets online with PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay using your debit or credit card.
Lamar County Crime Stoppers in cooperation with the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting Dancing With The Stars September 6, 2014 at the Love Civic Center.
Dancers for this years Dancing With the Stars are Casey Gain, Stacy Eatherly, ,Stacy Ladell, Bari Mehmeti, Cindy Ruthart, and Sydney Young.
Visit our DWTS page for photos and additional information.
May 31, 2014
If you have information about criminal activity in Lamar or Red River County contact Lamar County Crime Stoppers. If the information is correct and an arrest is made or stolen property is recovered or illegal drugs are seized you may be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000.
Lamar County Crime Stoppers serves RED RIVER and LAMAR Counties.
You can contact Crime Stoppers by several different ways, 24 hours a day- 7 days a week and remain anonymous…
1. By phone – by calling (903)785-TIPS (8477) in Lamar County and 903-427-TIPS (8477) in Red River County.
2. By going online and logging onto www.785tips.com and submitting a tip there. Persons can also get more information about other featured crimes.
3. By text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120” in front of your message.
4. Smart phone users can submit a tip by downloading and using our mobile app TipSubmit.
May 22, 2014
25th Annual Rodeo & Dancing With The Stars
Lamar County Crime Stopper 25th annual Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 21 at the Paris Rodeo and Horse Club Arena located in Fair Park Paris Texas.
Also Lamar County Crime Stoppers in cooperation with the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting Dancing With The Stars September 6, 2014 at the Love Civic Center.
LCCS board members are selling ads for our 25th Annual Rodeo to be held June 21st and Dancing With the Stars on September 6th. We are offering a discount if you advertise in both program books. The deadline for getting an ad in both books is May 30th. If you wish to place an ad in one or both books send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about our 25th Rodeo, Dancing With The Stars or questions about advertising opportunities send an email to: email@example.com
Crime Stoppers Month
Chairman Lynn Patterson announced today Lamar County Crime Stoppers is celebrating January 2014 as Crime Stoppers Month. January of each year has been celebrated as Crime Stoppers Month since officially being officially being proclaimed in September 1986 at the Crime Stoppers International conference in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a time when Crime Stoppers programs around the world highlight their success.
Since 1986 Lamar County Crime Stoppers tips have led to the arrest of 2,059 suspects and cleared 3,710 cases. Rewards totaling $297,120 have been paid to 988 tipsters. Property with a value of $2,129,589 has been recovered and drugs and narcotics with a value of $971,927 have been seized due to Lamar County Crime Stoppers tips.
Lamar County Crime Stoppers has celebrated January as Crime Stoppers Month since 1998 by doubling rewards up to $1,000 maximum for information submitted during January 2014 that leads to the arrest of suspects, the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs and narcotics.
September 14, 2013
Red River County
Beginning 9-14-2013 Lamar County Crime Stoppers (LCCS) began serving Red River County. Citizens of Red River County may call 903-427-8477 to report information concerning criminal activity and remain anonymous and also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.
Sheriff Robert Bridges has agreed to furnish a coordinator for our Red River County operation. Deputy Skyler Burchinal has been named coordinator by Sheriff Bridges.
Calls to the Red River tip line, 903-427-8477 will be answered by a professional crime stoppers call center that operates 24 hours a day, seven days each week. Trained professional call takers take your tip and the forward information to crime stoppers.
Sally Wright, Chairman of LCCS said she and the board of LCCS are looking forward to a long and beneficial relationship with Red River County. She also extends a thank you to the citizens, law enforcement and elected officials of Red River County for supporting LCCS in bring this valuable program back to the citizens of Red River County.
LCCS is also accepting applications from citizens of Red River County who are interested in serving on the board of Lamar County Crime Stoppers to represent Red River County. If you are interested in being on the LCCS board please contact William Heuberger, Executive Director LCCS at, firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Crime Stoppers is a partnership between law enforcement, the media and the community
Crime Stoppers is successful because it offers citizens a method to be involved and report criminal activity while remaining anonymous and being eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers begin in 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has over 1,700 programs in all 50 states and 34 foreign countries.