January 2017 News Flash
 
  
                          
 
 
 
 
 
DID YOU KNOW 

 
                           
LAKE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS
                          
HAS BEEN SERVING  LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS  OVER 33 YEARS  
 
 
"1983 TO 2016"
 
 
 
CRIME STOPPERS TOOK TIME TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. On Friday May 13, 2016, representatives of the Lake County Crime Stoppers attended the ceremony held at the Lincoln Memorial Plaza in Waukegan, Illinois. Crime Stoppers would like to thank the men and women behind the badge in Lake County and throughout our great nation for their dedication to keeping us safe.

 




 
 
  
 

                                                 Special Announcement                 
NEW COMMUNITY POLICING AWARENESS 

2017 BILLBOARD UNVEILED


Lake County Crime Stoppers, Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LCMEG)and Clear Channel Outdoor have teamed up again creating a new New Community Policing Awareness Billboard with a focus this year on Reporting Drugs, Guns, Gangs, Human Trafficking, Teenage Prostitution, Crimes Against Children, Violent Criminals, Sex Offenders and Wanted Fugitives. This is the fourteenth in a series of Billboards to promote public awareness. The location of this year's Billboard is on the Northeast Corner of Washington and West Streets, Waukegan, Illinois. This theme ties in with our other Community Policing and Crime Prevention Awareness programs which are annually presented by Law Enforcement Agencies of Lake County.  

On our streets today, approximately Six of Ten children are solicited for Illegal Drugs (especially heroin), in and around the Lake County area. It should also be known that many young females are solicited to get into the prostitution arena doing sexual favors for money.

This is a call out to Parents, Educators and Concerned Citizens whereas to,
BE AWARE, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, GET INVOLVED, REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

If you have information regarding this type of crime or any other felony crime or felony fugitive, contact the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.


Cash rewards up to $1,000.00 are paid for information that lead to an arrest, and remember, we want your information, NOT YOUR NAME.

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and remember Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Crime Stoppers Does. 

This program is a collaboration of Lake County Crime Stoppers, Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LCMEG) and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Roycealee J. Wood, Regional Superintendent of Lake County Schools assists in the distribution of various Gun Stopper Posters and other information to the Schools after she reviews the information for its merit and noteworthiness for the schools of Lake County, Illinois.

Our thanks go out to everyone involved in this ongoing Community Policing and Crime Prevention Awareness program.

 
 Crime of the Week
 
 
                            
(January 18, 2017)     
 
  
 WANTED FUGITIVE
 
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office / Warrants Division are seeking your help in learning the whereabouts of a Noel A. Salamero a Wanted Fugitive.
 
Noel A. Salamero, Male Asian, DOB: 12-23-1967, Height: 5' - 09", Weight: 230 Pounds, Brown Hair and Blue Eyes is wanted on a Warrant in Lake County, Illinois.  The Outstanding Warrant if for Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office would like 
to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity or a suspicious person is 
observed and do not try to confront the suspicious subject yourself.  
 
If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crime or felony fugitive, contact Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.  
 
Also, abuse of the elderly is a crime, so let's not forget to report this type of 
crime as well.
 
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and remember Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does"
 
Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT YOUR NAME  
 
For other information etc., check out Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site:
www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com
 
 
 
 
 
Crime of the Week
(January 4, 2017) 
 
WANTED FUGITIVE 
 
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office / Warrants Division are seeking your help in learning the whereabouts of a Bryan D. Watson a Wanted Fugitive.
 
Bryan D. Watson, Male Hispanic, DOB: 11-29-1989, Height: 5' - 11", Weight: 150 lbs, Brown Hair and Blue Eyes is wanted on Two Warrants in Lake County, Illinois.  
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity or a suspicious person is observed, and do not try to confront suspicious subjects yourself.
 
If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crime or felony fugitive, contact Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.
 
Also, abuse of the elderly is a crime, so let's not forget to report this type of crime as well.
 
If your information leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 dollars. 
 
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and remember, "Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does"
 
Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT Your Name.
 
For other information etc., check out Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site:
www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com 


 
 
 
Special Announcement
(December 26, 2016) 
 
STATE OF ILLINOIS PROCLAMATION
 
Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois signed a Proclamation ProclaIming
 
January 2017,
CRIME STOPPERS OF LAKE COUNTY MONTH
IN ILLINOIS 
 
With the start of the New Year 2017 and the close of 2016, Andy Anderson, Executive Director, Lake County Crime Stoppers, would like to announce that Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, and Jesse White, Secretary of State have proclaimed January 2017 as Crime Stoppers of Lake County Month in Illinois.
 
On the Fourteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen, and of the State of Illinois, One Hundred and Ninety-eight, the proclamation was signed, along with the Great Seal of the State of Illinois affixed to it.
 
Now that 2016 is behind us and 2017 begins, the New Year will again undoubtedly bring many more technological advances for Law Enforcement, Lake County Crime Stoppers and all the people of Lake County to conquer. Lake County Crime Stoppers looks forward to meeting all those challenges with each and every community within Lake County. 
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and your local Police Departments would like to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity is observed and do not try to confront suspicious subjects yourself.
 
If you have any information about a felony crime or felony fugitive contact Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222. 
 
Callers are reminded that they do not have to identify themselves and that they are assigned a secret coded number when they surrender information. 
 
If your information leads to an arrest your could be eligible for a Cash Reward of up to $1,000.00 dollars.
 
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something, and Remember "Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does".
 
Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT YOUR NAME.
 
The following are the Lake County Crime Stoppers statistics from January 2016 through December 2016.
 
Overall Calls Received................................... 825
 Bona fide Calls Logged...................................199 
Cases Closed................................................. 287
Arrests.............................................................. 76
 Drugs Seized....................................$ 280,273.45
  Property Recovered   ........................ $ 85,425.00 
  Weapons (Guns Only)  ..................................    14 
  Cash Rewards ................................   $ 16,300.00 
 
It should also be noted that since the start of Lake County Crime Stoppers on April 26, 1983 through December 2016, they have led Law Enforcement Officers to more than $29 Million worth of contraband and stolen property. Now for the actual cash rewqrds paid during the same time frame; well, that figure is $ 300,898.00 
 
Information regarding the Lake County Crime Stoppers - Gun Stoppers programs can be obtained by calling 847-662-2222, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. evenings and on weekends an automatic answering device is used to record any information people want to leave.  Other additional information can be found on the Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site which is www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com   

(The 2017 State of Illinois Proclamation is posted under proclamations) 
 
 
Special Announcement
(December 22, 2016) 
 
VILLAGE OF GURNEE PROCLAMATION 
 
 
 
KRISTINA KOVARIK, MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF GURNEE, ILLINOIS, PROCLAIMS JANUARY 2017, LAKE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS MONTH IN THE VILLAGE OF GURNEE, ILLINOIS 
 
With the start of the New Year 2017 and the close of 2016, Andy Anderson,
 Executive Director, Lake County Crime Stoppers, would like to announce that Kristina Kovarik, Mayor of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois has proclaimed January 2017, as Lake County Crime Stoppers Month in the Village of Gurnee.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Gurnee Police Department would like to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity is observed and do not try to confront suspicious subjects yourself.  
 
If you have any information about a felony crime or felony fugitive contact Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.
 
If your information leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. 
 
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and, remember "Crime Doesn't Pay, But Crime Stoppers Does" 
 
Other additional information can be found on the Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site, which is www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com  
 

 
     
 
 
 Special Announcement 
 
 
ILLEGAL GUNS

 
Lake County Gun Stoppers will pay a $100.00 Cash Reward for any information leading to the recovery of an illegal gun that someone is carrying in a public place.
 
This community program is brought to you by Crime Stoppers to help ensure safety in places like Schools, Playgrounds and or Buses.  So if you have any information regarding a person who could be illegally carrying a firearm in a public place, please call Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222, before it's to late.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and all other Lake County Law Enforcement Agencies are seeking your help in this very important matter.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and all other Lake County Law Enforcement would also like to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity or a suspicious person is observed, and do not try to confront suspicious subjects yourself.

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and, remember "Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does"

Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT Your Name.
 
For other information etc., check out Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site: www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com   
  
 
 
 
 
            
                     
 
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  Tuesday, October 16, 2012 
Lake County, Illinois, news 
 
 

Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers result in arrests

By CASSANDRA DOWELL - cdowell@shawmedia.com

Created: Monday, October 15, 2012 3:53 p.m. CDT


 

Andy Anderson, executive director of Lake County Crime Stoppers, greets Suzanne Willet, chief of the drug prosecution unit at the Lake County State's Attorneys office, during an awards ceremony in Waukegan. (Sheryl DeVore -sdevore@shawmedia.com)

Protecting anonymity while helping to prevent crime in the local community is the goal of Lake County Crime Stoppers. The chapter of the international nonprofit Crime Stoppers gives concerned residents a safe way to report illegal activity.

Since the chapter's inception in Lake County in 1983 more than 9,600 cases have been solved because of tips called into the Mundelein-based LCCS' office. In the same time period about $27.5 million dollars worth of property has been recovered and more than $900,000 has been paid out in reward money.

 Local law enforcement officials and other Lake County Crime Stoppers board members were recognized during an awards luncheon Oct. 11.

Bruce Johnson, vice chair of Lake County Crime Stoppers and retired chief of police for Round Lake Park, said Crime Stoppers' dedication to upholding anonymity of those who call in tips is vital to the organization's success.

"Perpetrators may want to enact retaliation on those who give information to police," Johnson said. "It’s so important that there is an entity so that when people want to give information but remain anonymous they can."

Crime Stoppers works directly with local law enforcement to make sure the appropriate authorities are notified of any tips called in.

When a call is received by Crime Stoppers, it is logged with the date, time, and a brief summary of the caller's information.

Laurence B. Nosbaum, assistant police coordinator with Lake County Crime Stoppers, said the Lake County chapter receives tips daily.

"We average about 100 calls a week," Nosbaum said. "With any crime in the community this gives a buffer because you don't have to give personal information. In fact, we don't even want to know your name. It makes people feel more comfortable coming forward."

A telephone is manned daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by members of Crime Stoppers. At night and on weekends an automatic answering device is used to record any information people want to leave. If the call is a toll call, people can call Crime Stoppers collect.

Nosbaum said it's important for those who call in tips to provide as many descriptors as possible.

"We want full descriptions of people, cars – whatever you're seeing," he said.

It's important for community members to report suspicious activity rather than look the other way because it helps to "clean up your own community," Nosbaum said.

"Would you want to have a drug dealer or burglar living next store? Especially if you have young ones, [reporting suspicious or criminal activity] is taking care of your own neighborhood."

Eugene Childers, LCCS Chairman of said it takes every member of a community to promote safety – not just law enforcement.

"We want to make all our communities safe – and that can't be done by law enforcement alone," Childers said. "We need the help of all our communities. You'd be surprised what the average citizen knows."

If a caller's information results in the arrest and indictment of an offender or the apprehension of a fugitive, contact will be made with the caller and arrangements made so that the person can receive his or her reward in cash and preserve anonymity.

Barb Pretzman, treasurer with LCCS, said funds for rewards come from police departments, the courts, attorneys and private donors.

Johnson said tips can relate to a variety of crimes, such as theft, homicide, drug offenses, gun violations and others. Some tips have even helped to close cases in other states, he said.

Suzanne Willett, chief of drug prosecution unit for the Lake County State's Attorneys Office, said her office has prosecuted cases that began by someone calling in an anonymous tip.

For example, someone may be smelling cannibis from their neighbor's house and see lots of people going in and out – they call the anonymous Crime Stoppers line, and then Crime Stoppers lets local police departments know about it, Willett said.

"They collect evidence and then we charge [the offender]," she said. "We are such a large county. We need people to stand up and work together. Like they say, 'it takes a village."

To report a crime or to learn more about Lake County Crime Stoppers, call 847662-2222847-662-2222 or visit www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com


              
 

 
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