CrimeStoppers tips keep the heat
on the trail of plenty of local felons
The hot month of August, 2018 saw the usual number of summer time criminal acts in Memphis and Shelby County. Fortunately, citizens who keep their eyes watching (and ears listening) contacted CrimeStoppers with information that helped break numerous cases wide open.

Twenty-two tips helped investigators resolve cases involving aggravated burglaries and assaults, a carjacking, one homicide and three attempted homicides, one count of statutory rape and a particularly cruel incident in which an individual was charged with multiple counts of child abuse, adult abuse and animal abuse.

The helpful anonymous information for the entire month led to the awarding of $11,000 in cash payments to citizen tipsters.

Thanks to 10 tips, police received enough information to develop a case against felons in numerous robberies, burglaries and assaults.

Most of the time, existing security video footage helped. The video images were captured, placed on news media and social media and then passed forward countless times by individuals to their friends and neighbors - another example of the difference security cameras can make in solving crimes.

Twelve tips helped police locate fugitives who had been identified but not found by authorities.

One of those covered an October, 2017 shooting and attempted murder. Police had developed Reginald McFarland as a suspect but had no idea where he was hiding. A tipster provided the answer on August 4, 2018 - 10 months later.

2 nd annual CrimeStoppers golf tourney
helps keep crime-fighting efforts going

The Phelps Security CrimeStoppers Golf Tournament, 2018 edition, was a great success, bringing in more than $20,000 to the bank account from which CrimeStoppers' citizen board members can make cash awards for successful citizen tips.

CrimeStoppers can't say enough about our great sponsors and wonderful volunteers who work hard to put on the tournament.

The tournament was held August 6 at the Tournament Players Club Southwind course. On a breezy and sunny day, 88 players on 22 teams competed. This video captures the event nicely. 

The tournament's success was largely thanks to the 20 sponsors who provided donations. Many thanks to tournament coordinator and CrimeStoppers board member Gary Paulson, and all the volunteers who kept the event on schedule.

See all our sponsors on our website.
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Sandy Hook mom speaks in Memphis

Scarlett Lewis, the mother of the last child killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, brings her movement teaching how to choose love and kindness over violence to Memphis on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Lindenwood Christian Church. Attendance is free.

Soon after the 2012 tragedy Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, a foundation named for her son. Jesse was six years old and in the first grade when he died alongside 19 classmates and six teachers and administrators.

Since the death of her son she has spoken at the White House, in all 50 states and in more than 50 other countries.

Websites building 
new awareness

CrimeStoppers and its many programs are explained - and the public is engaged - in various places on the internet.
Our main website explains the organization's purpose, and keeps count on major cases in which police need help from citizens -
A companion site helps students keep their schools safer -

Senior citizens who are afraid or otherwise need help can find information they can use at another site -
Spanish-speaking citizens can learn about CrimeStoppers on a fourth site -
Because the theft of copper and other metals has become a major problem in the metro area we launched CopperStoppers:

Now the public can view the list of current fugitives, including photos on our newest site -

Help spread the word

If you like - we hope you do! - you can help the cause against the metal thieves by liking the
CopperStoppers Facebook page. And tell your friends, co-workers and acquaintances.

While you're at it, let them know about the main CrimeStoppers Facebook page too.