Seventeen cases were presented to the CrimeStoppers Awards Committee for March. The cases represented 18 individuals charged with felony crimes and fugitives located thanks to tips.
Memphis Police were able to clear 12 cases, including two homicides.
A total of $6,200 was awarded to citizens who provided helpful tips.
For the first quarter of 2022, CrimeStoppers has awarded a total of $37,300 to 59 citizen tipsters. The tips resulted in 67 arrests and warrants, and cleared 48 felony cases, including 10 homicide cases.
by the numbers
Trust Pays, the CrimeStoppers program in public schools, uncovered several weapons, including a loaded gun, and packages of drugs meant for sale in seven middle schools and high schools in March.
Since the 2021-22 school year began, the program has uncovered nine handguns, five knives and three other weapons. There have been 12 arrests for weapons and 10 for drugs. The Trust Pays incidents occurred in nine hilgh schools, seven middle schools and five elementary schools.
Trust Pays urges good students to quietly tell any trusted individual at school about illegal activities on campus. Since its inception nearly 200 guns have been confiscated thanks to these alert students.