Crime Stoppers had good year

WELLINGTON CTY. – Each year Crime Stoppers programs around the world celebrate Crime Stoppers month in January to highlight successes and promote their crime fighting initiatives.

Looking back at our statistics last year, 2010 was a very successful year for Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington

as we assisted police and other government agencies in seizing over $3.2 million in illicit drugs and stolen


Crime Stoppers is a civilian community organization devised to acquire information that assists law enforcement

agencies in solving crime. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest

of criminals, recovery of stolen property and/or seizure of illegal drugs while maintaining total anonymity to the

tipster and complete confidentiality of the tip.

The Crime Stoppers Program is made up of three essential elements – the media, the community, and law


• The media publicizes case re-enactments or details about a case not yet solved or a person wanted on a

warrant and highlights the program to further heighten awareness.

• The community, through its local volunteer Board of Directors, through those community members who

provide tip information and others who provide funds and donations for the maintenance of the program.

• Law enforcement receives the anonymous tip information from our office staff and follows the

information through to its conclusion.

Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington is a non-profit corporation which was formed in May of 1988. Money to

pay tipsters is raised through donations and fund-raising activities held by the Board of Directors. The Board of

Directors is comprised of a group of volunteer, dedicated and concerned citizen’s right here in our community.

To become a board member or assist us in volunteering at an event, please call the office at 519-846-5371 or visit

our web-site at

Statistics for Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington (Since Inception 1988):

Number of calls 13,903

Rewards Approved $127,760

Cases Cleared 2092

Arrests 1322

Property Recovered $9,815,715

Narcotics Recovered $19,740,702

Total $ Recovered $29,556,417