New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
CRIME WATCH NEW BRAUNFELS
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Hardly a day goes by when the evening news does not report a crime that has occurred on our streets, in our neighborhoods, and in our world. With the large number of crimes being committed, law enforcement agencies must rely on programs such as CRIME STOPPERS.
New Braunfels Police Department initiated the local Crime Stoppers program in 1986. Todate, calls made to the Crime Stoppers program help clear approximately 29 felony cases and approximately 46 suspects have been arrested. Narcotics in an amount of $4,000 have been recovered as well over $39,000 in stolen property.
The Crime Stoppers program, to date, has paid $3,225 in rewards to the callers.
Crime Stoppers is a community program, lead by a civilian board of directors who work with the local law enforcement agencies and the Media to help fight crime. Libby Rinehart, the coordinator for the program, answers the tips line at the Police Department, relays the information to the Investigators and coordinates rewards through the Board of Directors.
Crime Stoppers can continue to be a crime fighting tool for the New Braunfels Community but needs your help. As a citizen of this community, you may ask simply "What do I do if I witness a crime or have information about a crime?" The answer is "Call Crime Stoppers" and this is how it works.
You have information about a crime and call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 620-TIPS. Your call comes in on a nonrecorded line and is strickly confidential. Your information is taken and if there is
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enough to initiate an investigation, you will be assigned a code number. You are asked to call periodically to track the progress of your information. The information is passed on to the investigators who begin their investigation. lf your information leads to the arrest and grand jury indictment of the person responsible for a felony crime, you are entitled to a reward of UP TO $1,000. Rewards are based on a points system and approved by the Board of Directors.
Libby Rinehart, Program Coordinator of
New Braunfels/Comal County Crime Stoppers recently announced a new program called "Quick $50.00" in the New Braunfels and Comal County area.
The goal of the "Quick $50" program, Ubby said, is to target citizens with information relating to ALL criminal activity, including gang and drug related activity, in hopes that more information wilt Assist in stopping and solving more crimes.
Under the program, Crime Stoppers will pay $50 within seven days to citizen whose information leads to an arrest of anyone charged with a Class B misdemeanor or greater. Such offenses include theft, vandalism, information on wanted persons, and the recover of stolen property, as well as the display and possession of narcotics and weapons, lf the information leads to a felony arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay callers up to $1,000 in addition to the Quick $50.
CALLERS WITH INFORMATION REGARDING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY SHOULD CAII 620-TIPS OR 1-800-640-8422. ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND THE CALLER WILL NOT BE ASKED TO GIVE THEIR NAME.
Posters and cards advertising the program are available at the New Braunfels Police Department and may be obtained by calling Libby at 620-TIPS.
The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Anyone with questions about Crime Stoppers should call the Crime Stoppers. Tips Line at 620-TIPS.
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DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF NEW BRAUNFELS
Every day the office of the Safe City Commission receives telephone calls from concerned citizens (your neighbors) about some type of solicitation from unknown person.
1. WHY FRAUDS AND CONFIDENCE SCHEMES ARE SO SUCCESSFUL
a. Con artists are skillful
b. People are complacent
c. Con artists manipulate certain human traits
d. Con games are difficult to detect
e. Con games are difficult to investigate and prosecute
2. FOUR ELEMENTS OF A FRAUD PROMOTION
a. Criminal intent
b. Disguise of the criminal intent
c. Exploitation of human traits
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d. Voluntary participation of tho victim
3. WARNING SIGNS OF CONFIDENCE SCHEMES
fi. Get rich quick
b. Something for nothing
c. A secret plan
d. Make a quick deacision
e. A medical cure is guaranteed
f. The seller is not making a profit
g. No written information is available
4. RECOMMENDED ATTITUDES
c. Caution ,d. Suspicion
5. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
a. Ask questions of the promoter
b. Ask questions of yourself
c. Do not be rushed into signing anything
d. Learn to say NO
e. Seek advice from people you trust I. Never give your credit card number
to unsolicited callers
g. Call the police if you think you have been approached by a con artist.
h. Cooperate with law enforcement authorities if you have been the victim of a con.
SUGGESTIONS, SUPPORT, DONATIONS, OR YOUR VOLUNTEER HELP ARE WELCOME. CALL 625-3425 OR COME BY 424 S. CASTELL AVENUE. THE SCC WORKING FOR AND WITH YOU.
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