Crime Stoppers seeks donations, members Greene
County Crime Stoppers is asking citizens, organizations
and businesses for donations to help pay rewards for
information leading to the arrest of criminals, according
to Crime Stoppers Executive Director Kenneth "Bud"
County Crime Stoppers is a volunteer-based organization
comprised of members from various local communities in
Greene County," said Klein in a letter to potential
donors. "We are an organization that has partnered with
local law enforcement to help make Greene County a safe place to
in Crime Stoppers is open to any citizen of Greene
County at $5 for the year, according to treasurer Judy
Baker. Corporate memberships also are available at $100
per year, Klein said.
Stoppers is a not-for-profit organization, and funding
is purely through voluntary donations and fundraisers. No
tax dollars are used.
organization is based on the principal that, for every
crime committed, someone other than the criminal has
information that will solve the crime. But many people don't
want to get involved, so Crime Stoppers offers a 24-hour, anonymous tip line. That number is (812) 847-5463.
"We get a call almost daily on the Crime Stoppers line," Klein said.
Callers who use the tip line can still collect reward money and maintain their anonymity.
said the typical reward ranges from $50 to $100, but may
be higher depending on the severity of the crime.
in the past year, people haven't asked for money," he
said. "They want to get criminals off the street."
he cautions, at some point, there may be a very serious
crime for which a larger reward will be needed, so the
coffers can't be allowed to drain.
Donations may be mailed to: Crime Stoppers, P.O. Box 458, Linton, Ind. 47441.