PUEBLO – Tuesday, leaders from Pueblo Crime Stoppers joined with their law enforcement partners at the Pueblo Police Department to announce their numbers from 2018 and their goals for 2019.
Last year, Pueblo Crime Stoppers fielded more than 2,000 tips, leading to 66 arrests.
Since the program started in 1983, nearly 2,500 arrests have been made as a result of tip calls.
“The thing that makes us successful is the public making the call,” said Pueblo Crime Stoppers President, Chuck Granato. “Without them making the call and our call center turning it over to our detectives, giving it to the agencies that it needs to go to. They follow-up and in 2018, we had less tips, but the tips we had were really good and firm tips.”
Pueblo Crime Stoppers paid out more than $6,000 in tip rewards in 2018. One of the biggest goals for the program in 2019 is reminding people if you choose to call Crime Stoppers to provide a tip, you can always remain anonymous.