|Trinity Standard - Local News
Copyright 2013 - Polk County Publishing Company
Crime Stoppers halt fund raising
Trinity Standard -
TRINITY — Due to a misunderstanding regarding IRS paperwork, Trinity County Crime Stoppers, Inc., has suspended its fundraising activities until further notice. TCCS President Larry Grant said they hope to get their paperwork refilled with the IRS and once again obtain tax exempt status within the next four to eight months. "Its embarrassing, but we just failed to get the proper paperwork filed," he said, adding an apology to the community as a whole. "This temporary problem does not affect the main purpose of Crime Stoppers, which is to support local law enforcement officers and generate tips to aid in solving crimes "We still have enough funds on hand to continue to operate our tip line and pay rewards for at least a year," he said Crime Stoppers provides rewards to those who anonymously provide information that leads to the arrest of criminal suspects. Tips are made on the group's hotline number, 642-2334, or at their website, www.trinitycountycrimestoppers.com. "Criminal activity puts businesses, employees, customers and all residents at risk," Grant said. "Crime Stoppers assists law enforcement agencies in publicizing and solving crimes and finding justice. "Please join us in being part of the solution. We can still say, 'Crime doesn't pay, but Crime Stoppers does'," he added.