** News Release **
Crime Stoppers offers $2,500 reward for arson case
Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is offering a reward of $2,500 to the tipster whose information leads to an arrest in an arson case that has left a Wichita woman in a hospital in critical condition.
Wichita Police report the woman was sexually assaulted, beaten, and then set on fire around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was discovered when fire crews responded to a report of a fire in Fairmount Park near North Vassar and East 16th Street in northeast Wichita.
The victim was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition with lacerations to her head and burns all over her body.
“Crime Stoppers will pay the anonymous tipster whose tip leads to an arrest in this case a $2,500 cash reward with no questions asked,” said Crime Commission Executive Director Gordon Bassham. Crime Stoppers is a division of the Wichita Crime Commission.
Wichita Police officials say so far they have no leads in the incident and are asking the public to step forward to help solve the case.
Anyone with information on the case should either call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, submit a tip online at WichitaCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP217 from their cell phone followed by their information to CRIMES (274637). All ways are anonymous and no one will ever ask the tipster’s name.
** News Release **
Crime Stoppers tip nets arrests, three pounds of meth
A tip to Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County has led to the seizure of three pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of two Wichita men.
At 3:46 PM on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Crime Stoppers received a phone tip about suspicious activity at a mobile home in the 3200 block of South Clifton. The caller reported seeing heavy stranger traffic around the location with many people entering and leaving at all hours of the day and night and suspected drugs were being sold from the residence.
Wichita Police officers and detectives began an investigation into the call that led to arrest of two men on drug trafficking charges. At the time of their arrest, officers confiscated three pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $36,000.
“This case represents another success for Crime Stoppers,” said Wichita Crime Commission executive director Gordon Bassham. “It’s neighbors getting involved like this that go a long way toward making Wichita a safer and more secure community.”
Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a division of the non-profit Wichita Crime Commission that provides the only anonymous 24-hour call line, texting service and website where citizens can safely report crime and criminals. In its 34-year history, Crime Stoppers has never revealed the identity of a tipster.
Funding for Crime Stoppers comes from solely from donations by citizens and businesses.