SUCCESS FOR CRIME STOPPERS IN 2013
NORTH BAY - Near North Crime Stoppers (NNCS) had another successful year in 2013. Statistics remained strong, in part due to the popular Web -Tip option to anonymously submit tips at www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com
According to Board Chairperson, Ginette Cazabon, the number one issue year-after-year is still drug related criminal activity. According to Ms. Cazabon, ‘Board statistics show that, since inception in 1988, over $50.7 million in illegal drugs have been recovered by police, thanks to anonymous tips received through Crime Stoppers’.
NNCS Police Coordinators point out that tips received have led police to the recovery of more than $1.5 million in illegal drugs this past year. Anonymous information also led to the arrest of 49 persons in 2013, bringing the total number to 1,518 since 1988.
NNCS Executive Director, Tracy Balen, reminds the public, ‘The non-profit organization is one of 1,200 programs in over 27 countries around the world that have received information leading to the seizure of more than $5.2 billion worth of drugs. ‘Crime Stoppers makes the world a safer place by helping to solve a crime, every 14 minutes, of every day, somewhere in the world’.
Anyone with information about any criminal activity can call 476-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222- TIPS (8477). The secure, encrypted online tip form is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com. Information can also be provided by texting 'NIPPER' followed by the tip information to CRIMES (274637)
10TH ANNUAL GALA EVENING
Over $6,700 was raised at the Gala Evening honouring Police and Emergency Services on October 26th at Clarion Resort Pinewood Park.
Thank you to all our guests and the many sponsors who helped make the event the success that it was.
A very special thank you to PJ Walsh Goldsmith for the continuous support over the past 10 years!
GOOD TIMES ON THE GOLF COURSE!
On September 6, 2013, Near North Crime Stoppers held its 17th annual fundraising golf tournament at the Eagle Lake Golf Course raising over $5,000.00. This year’s winning foursome was Jim Copeman, Herb Waldriff, Glenn Pink and Brian Pink.
Near North Crime Stoppers would like to thank the numerous sponsors and players who participated in this year’s event. A special thank you to Cst. Maki and the Almaguin Highlands OPP detachment for their continuous effort in making this annual event a huge success.
CELEBRITY JAIL-A-THON A SUCCESS!!!
Over $15, 000 was raised by 24 'Participants' who faced local 'Judges' on May 16th at Northgate Shopping Centre for the Biennial Crime Stoppers Jail-a-thon Event.
Thank you to all the volunteers and participants who made this event the success that it was. See you at the next Jail-a-thon in Spring 2015.
2013 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals in the Parry Sound & West Nipissing areas who contributed to Near North Crime Stoppers 2013 fundraising campaign.
Over $4500 was raised to help build a stronger, safer community!
HOW IS CRIME STOPPERS FUNDED?
Are you aware that Crime Stoppers is a registered non-profit, charitable organization? Did you know that the funds needed to pay rewards and promote the Crime Stoppers program come from donations and fundraising events?
The money needed to operate Near North Crime Stoppers is raised by the Board of Directors and other volunteers through various fundraising activities that are held throughout the year.
Events planned to fundraise for 2013:
Jail-a-thon ¡¦13 - May 16
17th Annual Golf Tournament hosted by the Almaguin Highlands OPP - September 6
10th Annual Gala Evening at the Clarion Resort - Pinewood Park - October 26 .
Our volunteers work bingos every second week. We currently have Nevada Outlets at Macs Milk in Parry Sound and Gervais Restaurant in Sturgeon Falls.
You can help Crime Stoppers raise the funds to ensure that our successful education and tipster reward programs continue.
* Your business can help sponsor an event
* You can donate an item or service as a prize
* You can attend one of our fundraising events
* You can help us promote our events
* You can make a cash donation
* You can volunteer your time, talents and skills
Safe communities need teamwork. Through your support we can all work together to reduce, prevent and solve crime, making our communities safer for all citizens.
CRIME STOPPERS & MACS CONVENIENCE STORES TEAM UP!
In an effort to combat vandalism, theft and other crimes against its stores, Mac's Convenience stores have partnered with Crime Stoppers in the province of Ontario.
Please see the following links for further details:
SUBMIT TIPS ONLINE
Our online tip form allows Crime Stoppers to accept tips from anywhere in the world, at anytime, while still maintaining your anonymity. Just click on 'Submit your Tips Online' at the top left hand side of this page and follow the instructions.
NEW - TEXT A TIP
Tipsters now have the option of texting tips through their cell phone. The process is completely secure and anonymous.
1. Text 'Nipper plus tip information' to CRIMES (274637)
2. Upon receipt of your first message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing your unique Tip ID.
3. To submit follow-up information, simply reply.
4. All follow-up tips and your replies from the application are written under the original parent record and shown threaded and date/time stamped in the narrative. You can terminate the thread by texting STOP into the system at any time or by manually selecting the 'Terminate Thread' button from within the application.
DONATIONS TO CRIME STOPPERS
Registered Charity # 13242 0290 RR0001
Near North Crime Stoppers (NNCS) is a community based program that utilizes the police, the media and the public in a cooperative effort to solve crime in our community.
NNCS is a non-profit, registered charity. The volunteer board of directors manages the program and raises funds through various activities in the community. Funds raised are used to pay rewards to tipsters and promote the Crime Stoppers program. If you would like to make a donation to Near North Crime Stoppers, please contact us at the following:
Administration: 705-497-5555 #507
Donations can be mailed to:
Near North Crime Stoppers
P.O. Box 382
North Bay, ON P1B 8H5
Please be advised the above contacts are NOT to be used for confidential tip information!
If you would like to provide tip information about criminal activity, please call:
1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or
Visit www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com or
Text ‘Nipper’ + Tip Information to CRIMES(274637)