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DURHAM REGIONAL CRIME STOPPERS

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PROFILE WAS AIRED WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2018

Crime Stoppers is committed to assisting the police in the fight against crime and to keep our communities safe. The presence of fentanyl continues to be a concern on the streets of Durham Region.  Opioid related incidents saw a 170% increase in 2017. Of the 12 confirmed opioid related deaths, 11 were fentanyl related. In an effort to combat the illegal distribution of fentanyl, Crime Stoppers is again increasing rewards during the months of February, March and April 2018.  During this time, Crime Stoppers will pay a $1000 reward to tipsters for information that directly leads to the seizure of illicit fentanyl, or its derivatives, for the purpose of trafficking and/or the arrest of individuals involved in the trafficking of fentanyl. Crime Stoppers is asking members of the community to do their part in keeping Durham Region safe. If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers. Callers never need to give their name or testify in court and we do NOT use call display. Remember: CRIME doesn’t pay but Crime Stoppers does.

Call us toll free at 1-800-222-8477
or visit us at

durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca

 Constable Dana EDWARDS is the Police Coordinator with the Durham Regional Crime Stoppers program and submits this article in the interest of solving crime.


PROFILE WAS AIRED WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2018

CRIME STOPPERS and DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE are reminding citizens to be aware of the continuing fraudulent phone calls within the Region. Every week, someone falls victim to these scams and victims can be defrauded of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Citizens should be very vigilant when receiving phone calls, emails or even text messages from individuals pretending to from the Canadian Revenue Agency. Scammers are very aggressive and often request personal information such as credit card or banking information.  Some suspects are also demanding victims pay using Bitcoin, which is known as digital cash, and has little or no tracking mechanisms. Protect yourself and your personal information. If you have any information about anyone involved in this type of activity, please call Crime Stoppers.

CRIME STOPPERS will pay up to $2000 cash for ANY information that leads to an arrest in this or ANY criminal matter.  Callers never need to give their name or testify in court and we do NOT use call display. Remember: CRIME doesn’t pay but, Crime Stoppers does.

Call us toll free at 1-800-222-8477
or visit us at

durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca

 Constable Dana EDWARDS is the Police Coordinator with the Durham Regional Crime Stoppers program and submits this article in the interest of solving crime.


PROFILE WAS AIRED WEEK OF JANUARY 19-25, 2018

CRIME STOPPERS and DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE are asking for your help to locate a missing 89- year old male. James PEARSON was last seen at his apartment in the area of Brock Street and Burns Street East in Whitby on Saturday January 13, 2018 by a family member. Mr. PEARSON does not drive and is known to walk around the Whitby area. It is possible he has boarded a GO Train to the Toronto area as he has been known to travel to the area of the Eaton Centre.

Mr. PEARSON is described as: male, white, grey hair, 5’5” tall and approximately 110 pounds and was last seen wearing tinted glasses, khaki pants, a New York Giants toque, a heavy dark coloured, down filled knee length coat and boots. It’s possible he may be wearing white running shoes and grey track pants.

Investigators are asking citizens to report any possible sightings of Mr. PEARSON. Recent photos can be viewed at drps.ca. Anonymous information can be reported to Crime Stoppers.

CRIME STOPPERS will pay up to $2000 cash for ANY information that leads to an arrest in ANY criminal matter.  Callers never need to give their name or testify in court and we do NOT use call display. Remember: CRIME doesn’t pay but, Crime Stoppers does.

Call us toll free at 1-800-222-8477
or visit us at

durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca

Constable Dana EDWARDS is the Police Coordinator with the Durham Regional Crime Stoppers program and submits this article in the interest of solving crime.