York County Crime Stoppers celebrates record year

Seen something sketchy going on in your neighborhood?

There’s a number for that.

755-TIPS. And a Facebook page.

And a text line (Text ‘tip’ with Keyword “yorktips” to CRIMES or 274637.)

It’s called York County Crime Stoppers.

Matthew Malkie, who sits on the board of the local nonprofit, was telling me the organization — which offers rewards for tips that lead to arrests — celebrated a record year in 2012.

(SIDE NOTE: I know Malkie, because he works here.)

Last year, Crime Stoppers fielded 424 tips that led to 25 arrests for various crimes, mostly around the city.

One of those arrests, he said, was related to a homicide.

Several others, he said, were for warrants — people considered fugitives.

“That’s 25 bad guys off the street,” Malkie said.

York County Crime Stoppers was formed in 1987.

It is operated by an all volunteer, civilian board of directors and receives community donations and coordinates fundraising efforts.

For more information about contributing, call 717-771-4761.

About Lauren Boyer

I'm a Business Reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I cover banking, investing and all sorts of manufacturing, from companies like Harley-Davidson to mom-and-pop operations. I don't go anywhere without my iPad or a large cup of coffee. Contact me with story ideas at 717-771-2062 or lboyer@ydr.com.
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