WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – In Sedgwick County, if you have a tip about a crime that leads to an arrest, you could get paid. Now, however, that reward could be in jeopardy.
Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is supported entirely by donations, and those donations have grown slim over the past several years. As a result, the crime-fighting organization is hoping the community will jump in with its financial support.
“We do such tremendous work in the community,” said Crime Stoppers Board President Cindy Miles. “The tips that we have come in have solved numerous really big crimes and a lot of small crimes so we’d just like to see that support return.”
Miles says Crime Stoppers is not in danger of shutting its doors and will continue paying out rewards for tips.
Anyone with information about a crime can provide anonymous tips by calling 316-267-2111; by texting TIP217 followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637); or by submitting tips online by going to www.WichitaSedgwickCountyCrimeStoppers.com. No one will ever ask the tipsters name and the person could receive a reward if the tip produces an arrest.