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Sheriff Whisenant's Tip of the Month


May 2019


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers is a valuable tool for law enforcement.  It creates an avenue for the public to assist officers with solving crimes while remaining anonymous.  Many times individuals want to help, but they are afraid someone will know they provided information that led to the arrest; however, there is nothing to worry about.  When an individual calls the Crime Stoppers telephone number, the information is taken and forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  After the information is received, a Tip Number is given to the caller.  The Tip Number is how the caller is identified, NOT by name.  If the case is solved AND an arrest is made, the caller should call Crime Stoppers and request their reward.


For Burke County residents eager to submit a crime tip but unsure how to do so, Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers has made it as easy as sending a text message.  Crime Stoppers utilizes TipSoft — a service to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message, or any Android or iPhone mobile device. 


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Crime Stoppers still accepts anonymous tips at 828-437-3333, and information submitted anonymously — through any of the available options — could bring a cash reward.  For emergency situations, citizens should still call 911. 


To view previous released tips, visit our archives file