Essential to Crime Stoppers
The CommunityCrime Stoppers exists in offering an anonymous way for the public to provide information to the police that could help solve a crime. Local Citizens form the foundation of a Crime Stoppers program by serving as volunteer directors on the Crime Stoppers board whose responsibility is to operate the non-profit corporation, raise funds, promote the program and approve reward payments when crimes are solved.
The MediaLocal media outlets have responsibility for promoting Crime Stoppers by publicizing unsolved crimes and assisting with appeals to raise funds for the program. The media also regularly promotes the special Crime Stoppers phone number and Web Tips.
The PoliceAppoint a coordinator to operate the Crime Stoppers program on a daily basis. Anonymity to callers is guaranteed, no equipment exists to record or trace the phone calls, Text Messages or Web Tips. Those who contact Crime Stoppers will receive a code number, specific to their call, that allows them to follow up on their report to determine if an arrest, charge, or goods have been recovered. Police investigate the information provided by Crime Stoppers and provide a report back to the Coordinator when their investigation is complete. The Coordinator reports the results of the investigation to the Board, if a reward is warranted, and the Board makes the final decision on the amount to be given to the Tipster.
Global BC has partnered with Crime Stoppers programs in BC to create re-enactments or follow-up stories on crimes that remain unsolved in BC. Below is a link to see the segments that have already been produced. Please check back occasionally to view the recent additions. If you have information relating to these crimes or… Read more
UPDATE DEC 2, 2013 The Fort St. John RCMP is asking for the public’s help regarding the death of a 16 year old male at the motorcross track. Jonathan BRUCE’s body was found on the afternoon of November 24th. The circumstances and cause of BRUCE’s death are still under investigation. Police are asking anyone who… Read more
January 21, 2014 The Fort St. John RCMP are looking for a male suspect who robbed Casey’s Liquor Store this morning. At 9:15 am a male, carrying what appears to be a rifle, entered Casey’s Liquor Store and confronted two employees. He demanded the money they had on the premises and exited out the front door… Read more
Two years ago, March 20/2007, at approximately 0725AM, Ernest MEYN was stopped at the South Taylor Hill Brake check to conduct an inspection of his commercial vehicle. He was at the back of his trailer unit, clearing snow off the brake lights when another commercial vehicle entered the brake check deceleration lane. Witnesses state the… Read more
Tuesday, June 9th, will mark 3 years since a local Fort St. John woman and mother of five was reported missing. When her disappearance was reported to the police an investigation commenced and it was determined that she was last seen by friends and family on June 9, 2006. The Fort St. John RCMP are continuing to investigate… Read more