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10 Most Wanted program sets records
AUSTIN -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas 10 Most Wanted Program set new records in 2013 in total captures, including sex offender apprehensions. DPS and other agencies arrested 32 fugitives sought through the program in 2013 -- 19 of which were sex offenders -- and $77,500 in rewards was paid for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests. Two arrested fugitives and one sex offender were extradited from Mexico.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has declared January as Crime Stoppers Month in Texas. Crime Stoppers programs enable citizens to anonymously report on crimes for cash rewards, helping put criminals behind bars and assisting in crime reduction efforts.
“Texas Crime Stoppers has played an integral role in solving thousands of crimes and empowering citizens to take a stand against crime in their communities,” said Gov. Perry. “The vigilance of civilian volunteers combined with the commitment by law enforcement involved in Crime Stoppers programs have made -- and will continue to make -- Texas a safer place to live.”
There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:
•Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
•Text the letters DPS -- followed by your tip -- to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
•Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
•Submit a Facebook tip at http://bitly.com/1dp6pvR by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
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