LESTER PRAIRIE The Lester Prairie Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Minnesota are working together to gain more crime information from persons who want to remain anonymous.
Lester Prairie Chief of Police Bob Carlson has made the proactive move to support the Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Partnership Program, which supports Crime Stoppers’ ability to encourage citizens to anonymously turn in information that may save thousands of dollars of investigators’ time and speed the solving of cases.
In addition to staying anonymous, persons giving tips may be eligible to collect up to $1,000 in reward paid by Crime Stoppers.
Because of Crime Stoppers’ access tools, the Lester Prairie Police Department is increasing its reach for investigative information to be statewide and worldwide.
Through this partnership, the police department investigators receive tips that Crime Stoppers collects because citizens may be reluctant to talk directly with the authorities, but still want to “do the right thing.”
People with knowledge about a crime, criminal, or a fugitive can call Crime Stoppers toll free from anywhere in Minnesota at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477); go online to www.CrimeStoppersMN.org; or add the free P3 Submit a Tip APP to their smartphone.
If the tip leads to a felony arrest, the tipster may qualify to receive a reward of up to $1,000 and still remain anonymous.