Crime Stoppers Offender of the Week Captured
MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: MARCH 31, 2015
AGENCY: SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
LOCATION: WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS
Terry L. Smith was profiled as the Crime Stoppers “Registered Offender of the Week” on September 1, 2014. Smith was wanted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for an offender registration violation. Smith was arrested in Waxahachie, Texas on March 30, 2015.
Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office, distributes a weekly “Offender of the Week” to the media. Through Crime Stoppers, the public may leave a tip and be eligible for a cash reward. Citizens may submit the information anonymously and confidentially through Crime Stoppers, at (316) 267-2111 or texting at Crimes (274637) and enter tip217 plus your message or by website at www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com.
Citizens can also submit information about wanted persons to the Sheriff’s Office through 911 or by using the “Report a Wanted Person” form, located on the Sheriff’s Office website www.sedgwickcounty.org/sheriff under the “How Do I” link.
The public is warned to exercise caution and not approach wanted persons as they may be armed or dangerous. Citizens should immediately contact law enforcement by calling 911 to report information and not take any action themselves.
** News Release **
Dillon’s shoppers can now support Crime Stoppers
Grocery shopping at Dillons stores soon will provide financial support for Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County.
When area residents shop at Dillons Stores and swipe their Dillons Plus cards, Crime Stoppers will earn a portion of the $2 million Dillons is donating to its communities in 2015. Crime Stoppers accepts no tax dollars and relies on donations for support.
“This is an easy way make a donation to Crime Stoppers,” said Gordon Bassham, executive director of the Wichita Crime Commission. Crime Stoppers is a division of the Crime Commission.
“Signing up for the Dillons Community Rewards program is quick and easy,” said Bassham. “Area residents can go to www.Dillons.com/CommunityRewards, then sign in or register their Plus card and enter the Crime Stoppers “NPO” number, 68026, to select Crime Stoppers as their beneficiary of the rewards program.
Bassham said Dillons donations from its Community Rewards project will help fund the operation of the 35-year-old crime-fighting program.
Bassham explained how to designate Crime Stoppers to receive Community Rewards funds.
• Visit the Dillons website at https://www.dillons.com/communityrewards
• Login to or create your account (see how to create an account below)
• Click on “ENROLL NOW”
• When asked, enter the Crime Stoppers “NPO” number: 68026
• Select Crime Stoppers and click on ENROLL
To create an account:
• Visit the Dillons website at www.dillons.com
• Click on REGISTER at the top of the page
• Enter your email address, password, zip code, select your preferred store and click on CREATE ACCOUNT at the bottom of the page
• Then, follow the steps above to enroll and choose Crime Stoppers to receive donations from your Rewards account
Bassham said registrations for the Dillons Community Rewards program currently are being accepted, and that purchases made on and after February 1, 2015 will count toward rewards for Crime Stoppers.
Tips to Crime Stoppers may be phoned in to 316-267-2111; sent in online at WichitaCrimeStoppers.com; or sent by cell phone text message by typing TIP217 followed by the tip and sending the message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are safe and anonymous, and could earn the tipster a reward of up to $2,500.