May 06, 2016 - 10:30 AM
PENTICTON - South Okanagan Crime Stoppers is looking for help.
Crime Stoppers regional coordinator Rick Dellebuur says they need people to help promote the program in the South Okanagan and to help fundraise.
He says the organization is down from a high of 52 members to eight as of today.
Crime Stoppers meets on a monthly basis, with the exception of July and August, on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Lakeside Resort.
Dellebuur says they rely on community support and fundraising to generate operating funds and reward money.
One of Crime Stoppers biggest fundraisers is the annual golf tournament, being held this year on Saturday, June 4, at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. Dellebuur urges those who can’t volunteer to come out for a round in support of the organization.
Penticton RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the police are very supportive of the South Okanagan Crime Stoppers unit.
“They are a group that has proven to be very beneficial to the police,” he says.
Crime Stoppers has aided in the arrest of 862 criminals, provided information in 987 cases and helped recover $16,608,974 worth of drugs and property in the South Okanagan since 1992.
Those interested in attending a Crime Stoppers meeting or who are looking to help out should call Nick Yeoman at 778-516-432 or Rick Dellebuur at 250-490-2474. You can also drop by the Community Policing Services office at 185 Lakeshore Dr. next to the Peach concession.
Further details on registering with Crime Stoppers or how to become a sponsor can be found on the Crime Stoppers website.
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