Thank you for supporting Crime Stoppers

Sept. 5, 2013 at 4:05 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Thanks to everyone that made this year's Crime Stoppers event a success.

Victoria Crime Stoppers has been active in Victoria for 29 years. Since the beginning, Victoria Crime Stoppers has received almost 21,000 tips that resulted in 1,035 arrests, cleared 1,536 cases and led to the arrest of 271 fugitives. In addition, tips to Victoria Crime Stoppers resulted in the recovery of $586,165 worth of property and $989,716 in seized drugs.

These results would not have been possible without the sponsors who have supported various Victoria Crime Stopper Fundraisers all those years.

On Aug. 29, Victoria Crime Stoppers held a fundraiser to raise money for tip payouts, education in the community and for the new campus programs. Your support was so overwhelming that the tickets were sold out a week or more before the actual event with the sponsorship tables sold out a month earlier.

On behalf of the Victoria Crime Stoppers Board, I would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, vendors, Clay Crockett and the Shotgun Riders and our main entertainment, the Bellamy Brothers, who made this year's Victoria Crime Stoppers event a great success.

Diana Rhodes, board chairwoman, and Charles Kulow, event chairman, Victoria



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