B-L Crime Stoppers review recent criminal activities

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers met on April 18 and reviewed recent incidents occurring in the bi-county area.

Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay reported the recent branding demonstration in Monett was well attended, with over 200 people from the tri-state area taking part in the informational demonstration. The demonstration, held at the Jackie Moore Ranch north of Mt. Vernon, showed cattle producers at least two options on how to brand cattle to deter theft.

DeLay also reported recovery of a calf from a Lawrence County resident who reported not knowing how the animal got mixed into his herd. DeLay said a DNA test might help determine who owned the animal.

Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder reported getting one web-based tip concerning a woman wanted on federal warrants and another phone tip that did not prove helpful for the month of April. The web-based tip is not eligible for a reward.

Chairman John Allred reported re-designing the chapter's business cards and dropping an e-mail address that no one has a password to access. Chapter members opted not to establish a new dedicated e-mail since most information from state and national chapters comes to member's personal e-mail addresses.

Allred also spoke of attending civic organization meetings and attending community events such as Pierce City's Howdy Neighbor Days and Shakin' in the Shell in Shell Knob.

The next meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers will be at noon on Thursday, May 16, at Grant's Restaurant in Monett. All area law enforcement agencies are encouraged to send representation to share information on crime that is happening in the bi-county area.

The Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to the arrest of those wanted for felony crimes. Tips may be submitted by calling 354-TIPS (8477) or toll-free at 1-888-635-TIPS (8477).

Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Tips may also be submitted through the Barry-Lawrence Crime Stoppers website at www.blcrimestoppers.com. Web-based tips are ineligible for a reward.

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