On 8 June, Crime Stoppers and the Housing and Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs announced a partnership aimed at curtailing theft from local building sites. Builders have witnessed a spike in theft at both commercial and residential building sites, which in turn has translated into added costs for homebuilders, home buyers and businesses, and also has led to significant delays in construction projects. Through the Crime Stoppers program and tip line, the HBA is offering multiple $1,000 rewards for information that leads to the arrest of construction site thieves and vandals.
Crime Stoppers provides a means for citizens to report information on crimes and remain anonymous. Through our tip line number, 719-634-STOP, or website www.crimestop.net, individuals with information on construction site theft, or any other crime, can report information to Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers will ensure local law enforcement receives the information without ever releasing any identifying information on the tip provider.
If you have information or witness suspicious activity at a building site, especially activity occurring between 7pm and 7am, please contact Crime Stoppers via the tip line or website. You’ll remain anonymous and you can help reduce crime in our community, and in many cases, receive a monetary reward for doing so. Call 719-634-STOP.
Manitou Springs, Colo. (June 2, 2021) – More than 50 monuments and gravesites at the Crystal Valley Cemetery in Manitou Springs were damaged by vandals in May, resulting in about $25,000 in damages.
Crews from the city’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works also found large amounts of trash and a small burn area. They are working to restore the cemetery to its original condition.
“It is disheartening to see such disregard and damage towards the memories of our community’s loved ones,” said Manitou Springs Police Interim Chief Bill Otto. “We have heightened our patrols around the cemetery.”
The Parks and Recreation Department will contact the families and plot-owners whose loved one’s gravesites experienced irreparable damage.
In the meantime, Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is teaming up with the Manitou Springs Police Department to find the people responsible for this crime. A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Individuals may submit information safely and anonymously through Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers online at crimestop.net, the P3 app, by calling 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.
Questions regarding the crime itself should be directed to MPD, or dial 911 in an emergency.
Crime Stoppers is a nationwide program that allows individuals to provide anonymous tips regarding criminal activity. It operates separately from law enforcement.
The Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers (PPACS) organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by volunteer trustees. PPACS is a member of Crime Stoppers USA, the nationwide Crime Stoppers network that works with local law enforcement agencies to help solve crimes and identify suspects wanted by local agencies.
Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in identifying the following individuals: John Madrid 08/01/2000 is currently wanted on one Felony FTA warrant for dangerous drugs and motor vehicle theft and four Misdemeanor FTA warrants for DUI, traffic offenses, criminal mischief, and ID theft.
Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers (PPACS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt corporation dedicated to making this area safer by managing a reporting platform and cash reward program which enable citizens to anonymously provide information to law enforcement on criminal activity.
PPACS has directly improved the lives of citizens in the region for more than four decades by offering an alternative avenue to provide information that may assist law enforcement in solving crimes; thus, enhancing the safety of our community. The cash rewards paid to tipsters are a critical component of PPACS’s success and come directly from community donations. A partnership with a local financial institution ensures a safe and anonymous cash pick-up location.
We have a new program called the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers Support Program.
We will provide a Crime Stoppers window decal for businesses and individuals that sign up for our Crime Stoppers Support Program for $50 per year. When prominently displayed, the Crime Stoppers logo may act as a deterrent to would-be criminals. This program is available to retailers, restaurants, fast food stores, quick-stop stores, gas stations, and other businesses.
Funds collected from the support program will be used to increase the value of rewards for tips, and to expand the presence of the Crime Stoppers logo across the community. By increasing reward value for tips and expanding distribution of this logo in retail outlets, it is expected that the number of tips will increase, thus reducing overall crime in the community.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Howard Black
Public Information Officer
Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District 719.520.6084 | HowardBlack@elpasoco.com
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (Jan. 1, 2021) -- Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers and the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office are actively searching for Shane Carty and, if you have information regarding his whereabouts, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
On September 28, 2020 at about 1:30 p.m., witnesses say Carty threw a domestic short-hair cat from the balcony of a third floor apartment building on East Pikes Peak Avenue.
The three-year-old cat, “Zayn” died from injuries sustained in the fall.
Zayn’s owner and the Animal Law Enforcement Division of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region are working to locate Carty.
An active warrant is in place for Carty’s arrest.
As always, PPACS allows individuals to provide anonymous tips and operates separately from law enforcement. You may submit information safely and anonymously through Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers online at crimestop.net, the P3 app, by calling 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477. Please call 911, if appropriate.
The Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with local law enforcement agencies to help solve crimes and identify suspects wanted by local agencies.