Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Charlotte - Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers Program

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is pleased to announce the assignment of their new Crime Stoppers Coordinator, Officer M. Cuthbertson officially took over the position in September 2010.

The CMPD has also announced that it intends to assist Crime Stoppers in increasing the cash rewards paid out on unsolved murder cases. Beginning immediately, anyone who offers anonymous tips that lead to an arrest through Crime Stoppers on an unsolved murder case will be eligible for a $5,000 cash reward.

In 2009, Crime Stoppers received more than 1,238 anonymous tips. Those tips netted nearly 100 arrests and resulted in $11,760 in reward money that was paid to the public.

In 2010, Crime Stoppers has been just as successful. Recently Crime Stoppers received a number of anonymous tips from the public that have resulted in solving several cases. Some of the cases include:

--A person who recently called the tip line to provide critical information on a suspect who was involved in a May 2010 double murder. Demone Evans, DOB: 02/16/1985, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Tia Mitchell and Dominique McGriff on Morning Drive. The lead Detective in the case advised that caller’s information was instrumental in making this arrest. That tipster received $1,500 in cash.

--Recently an anonymous tipster forwarded information to Crime Stoppers that resulted in the arrest of Larry Antwon Perry, DOB: 10/08/1996. Mr. Perry has been charged with the August 21, 2010 murder of Jamal Ibrahim Salih which occurred at 2704 Tuckaseegee Road. The anonymous tipster will be eligible for a $5,000 reward for the information provided.

--A tipster provided information to Crime Stoppers regarding suspects who were involved in the August 2010 murder of Oscar Alvarado Chavez at 4945 Central Avenue. That tip resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Fitzgerald, DOB: 01/15/1992 and Danielle Holmes, DOB: 12/01/1992. Both Fitzgerald and Holmes have been charged with murder. The anonymous tipster will be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

To learn more about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers program and how you could help, please visit their website.