TPD Detectives Search for Suspect who Stole Firearms
July 06, 2016

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On July 4, 2016 at approximately 11:00 a.m., an unknown black male entered the victim`s residence in the 800 block of Bayside Drive South in Tampa.  The suspect took a 2x2 black metal safe from the bedroom which contained three firearms.  While fleeing through the backyard, the suspect was startled by the victim.  The suspect fled southwest on Bayside Drive in a white pick-up truck, possible a 2000`s Toyota Tundra.  The suspect was described as a black male, 30-35 yoa, 6`01", 220 lbs., having a short black afro and was last seen wearing a black button-up short sleeve shirt and black pants.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Detectives Look for Home Burglary Suspects
July 06, 2016

On June 24, 2016 at 4:50 a.m., two unknown suspects entered the victim`s residence in the 1600 block of Prowmore Drive in Brandon while the victim was sleeping.  The suspects entered the residence through an unsecured kitchen window and once inside they took a 60" television, laptop and purse then fled out the sliding glass door.  The suspects were caught on surveillance video attempting to open doors to other residences and vehicles in the neighborhood.  The suspects may have used an unknown type crossover or SUV style vehicle.

 

The suspects are described as black or Hispanic males, between 5`06" and 5`10", 155 to 175 lbs., wearing t-shirts, shorts, and one wearing white shoes and the other wearing black shoes.  The suspects are believed to have fled in a dark station wagon. 

              

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Detectives Work to Identify Robbery Suspects
July 06, 2016

On June 30, 2016 at approximately 5:10 p.m., as three male juveniles were sitting in a car at the Heather Lakes Park in Brandon, an unknown mid 2000`s, gold Lincoln 4-door parked behind them.  An unknown white male wearing a black and/or white mask or bandanna over his face exited with a shotgun.  A mid 2000`s, black Honda Accord, (possibly a 4-door) with black painted hubcaps and tinted windows parked behind the juveniles.  An unknown Hispanic male exited wearing a black and/or blue bandanna.  The two suspects opened the left rear door of the juvenile`s vehicle and began striking the victim with their hands and the stock of the shotgun.  The suspects forcibly removed the rear passenger`s wallet containing cash.  The suspects chased the front passenger as he fled on foot towards the shopping plaza at the southeast corner of Lumsden Road and Providence Road.  The suspects followed the victim into a business and struck him several times before fleeing in the Honda and Lincoln.  The Lincoln was occupied by an unknown Hispanic female who possibly had faded red dyed hair and appeared to be armed with a black handgun.  The Honda was also occupied by an unknown black male.

 

The white male is in his mid 20`s, 5`08" to 5`09", thin build, short dark hair, thin goatee, gold on lower teeth and was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat and cut off jeans. (Driver of gold Lincoln)  The Hispanic male is in his mid 20`s, 5`06" to 5`07", medium build, short dark hair, facial stubble, piercing in one or both eyebrows and possibly in his tongue and was last seen wearing light colored shorts and a dark shirt. (Driver of black Honda)  See photos below.

 

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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PCPD Ask for Information on Homicide
July 05, 2016

On August 29, 2016 a composite sketch of the unknown homicide suspect was released.  He was described as a Hispanic male with dark hair.

 

On July 2, 2016 at 9:47 p.m. the Plant City Police Department received a 911 call regarding an injured subject in the 1600 block of Warren Street East in Plant City.  A black male was found lying in the roadway with upper body trauma.  The victim was identified as Antowion Alton Dixon, 43 yoa, died as a result of his injuries. 

 

At 9:56 p.m. another 911 call was received from a white male who advised he had been shot.  The victim was taken to the hospital with at least one wound to the abdomen. 

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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PCPD Detectives Work to Identify Walmart Money Center Robber
July 01, 2016

On June 30, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. and unknown black male demanded money from the teller at the Walmart Money Center at 2602 James L. Redman Parkway in Plant City.  After receiving the cash the suspect fled on foot.  The suspect is described as a black male, in his late twenties to early thirties, 6`, thin build, thin beard, having a tattoo on his upper chest and was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue shorts and a green baseball hat worn backwards.

  

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Detectives Search for Knife Wielding Robber
June 30, 2016

On June 28, 2016 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the victim parked his Jeep in his garage along Circa Crossing Drive in Riverview and as he exited he heard a door close.  As the victim looked up he saw a Hispanic male walking towards him while armed with a carpet knife.  The suspect demanded the keys to the Jeep then slashed the knife at the victim when he refused.  The suspect struck the victim in the abdomen however the victim was able to fight off the suspect.  The suspect entered the front passenger seat of an awaiting late model Hyundai, 4-door sedan and fled the area. 

 

The Hispanic male suspect is believed to be 18-23 yoa, 5`09" to 5`11", 180-190 lbs., medium build, tan complexion, no facial hair, hair was in short corn rows and he was last seen wearing a baggy white t-shirt, dark shorts and black high-top sneakers.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.



TPD Officers Search for Auto Burglary Suspects
June 28, 2016

Between June 16-17, 2016, two male suspects are believed to have committed multiple auto burglaries in the North Tampa Estates and Lowry Park neighborhoods.  Video surveillance showed two males, possibly teens, trying door handles and entering those vehicles they found to be unlocked.  The cars entered were on Newport Avenue and North Boulevard in Tampa. 

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.


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HCSO Deputies Work to Identify Lawn Equipment Thieves
June 28, 2016

On June 27, 2016 at 3:30 a.m., three unknown subjects entered the property at 120 Knights Avenue in Brandon.  They removed a wheelbarrow full of lawn equipment, a plastic box of assorted power tools, bag of golf clubs and a water purifying system valued at a total of $500.  The suspects used a light color over dark Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 SUV to steal the property.  The suspects were described as white males, ranging between 5`08" and 6"0" and 30-40 years of age.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Deputies Search for Beauty Shop Theft Suspects
June 27, 2016

On June 14, 2016 at 4:12 p.m., two black females entered the Eliana Beauty Shop located at 19651 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and worked together to distract the owner while they concealed items in their purses.  The suspects took two packages of Hair Tracks valued at $120 and a wig valued at $500.  The suspects fled southbound in a newer model, red Chrysler 300.

 

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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TPD Detectives Ask for Information on Shooter of Stray Bullet
June 24, 2016

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On June 23, 2016 at approximately 9:45 p.m. near Jefferson Street North and Columbus Drive East in Tampa, a group of youths engaged in a dispute.  A shot was fired nearby that was believed to be intended for a teen who was riding his bicycle on Columbus Drive.  Maria J. Rivera-Contreras, 57 yoa, was inside a vehicle with family members and was backing out to travel onto Columbus Drive after delivering food when she was struck by a stray bullet.  Ms. Rivera-Contreras died as a result of her injuries.

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $15,000 in addition to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay’s reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the individual(s) and recovery of the firearm(s) used in the murder of Maria J. Rivera-Contreras.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in the homicide of Maria J. Rivera-Contreras.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Detectives Want to Identify Vehicle Burglary Suspects
June 23, 2016

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On June 21, 2016 at 5:40 a.m., two black male suspects approached the victim at 3310 Pine Top Drive in Valrico as she got into her vehicle.  The suspects wanted the victim to exit her vehicle however she refused.  As the victim was backing out of the driveway one of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim.  The suspects are described as being 14-18 years of age and were both last seen wearing dark, long-sleeved hooded shirts. 

 

Detectives believe that these suspects are responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries that were reported in the same neighborhood during that timeframe.  Video surveillance from a home security system shows a third black male, 14-18 years of age, assisting with the burglaries and a driver waiting in a 2015-2016, white, 4-door Ford Fusion.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Deputies Looking for Suspects Firing BB Gun from Vehicle
June 23, 2016

On June 18, 2016 at approximately 5:50 p.m., a silver, newer model minivan, occupied by three males, passed the victim who was outside her home on Sycamore Drive in Tampa.  As the vehicle passed, three BB/Pellet projectiles were fired.  One of the projectiles struck the victim in the arm.  The vehicle was traveling northbound on Williams Road approaching Clay Pit Road as the suspects yelled and laughed.  Earlier the same day at approximately 5:20 p.m., a similar incident occurred at Highway 92 East and Garden Lane.

 

On June 20, 2016 at 3:23 p.m. at Parsons Avenue and Highway 92 East and at 3:46 p.m. at 2124 Brandon Boulevard West similar incidents occurred.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.



PCSO Detectives Ask for Information on Suspicious Death
June 14, 2016

During the early morning hours of June 12, 2016 a female was found along the side of the road near 9355 Spare Drive in Moon Lake.  She died as a result of injuries she sustained.  The victim has been identified as Chance Marie Derrick, May 30, 1989.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.



PCSO Deputies Search for Burglar who Shot Homeowner
June 13, 2016

On June 12, 2016 at approximately 12:30 a.m. the homeowner of a residence in the 6800 block of Aramon Court in Wesley Chapel came out of his residence to smoke a cigarette and discovered two unknown black males who were attempting to break into his vehicle. After the victim yelled at the burglars, he was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Suspect 1 was described as a black male, 5`11" to 6`0", thin and last seen wearing a blue ball cap and a black hoodie with the hood pulled over the hat.  Suspect 2 was described as a black male, 5`05" to 5`06", thin and last seen wearing dark clothing.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.


HCSO Detectives Ask for Information in Death Investigation
June 10, 2016

On March 13, 2016 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Lagarian Sharkey, black male, May 1, 1987, was found by a passerby lying unresponsive on Sheldon Road, south of Broad Street in front of Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union.  Lagarian Sharkey was last seen on March 12, 2016 around 10:00 p.m. by his brother and a friend as they had given him a ride to 3 Lakes Mobile Home Community (off Sheldon Road) and dropped him off.  Sharkey had suffered from head trauma and died on March 21, 2016 as a result of the injuries. 

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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NPR PD Is Asking for Information on Vehicle Burglaries
June 10, 2016

During the early morning hours of May 27, 2016 several vehicles along Fairwood Avenue in New Port Richey were broken into and a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado was stolen.  Officers have recovered the stolen vehicle, however a loaded Ruger .380 LCP with laser was taken. 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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TPD is Investigating South Tampa Burglaries
June 10, 2016

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On June 8, 2016 an unknown suspect broke into a home on Omar Avenue South and Sevilla Street West and took jewelry.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25-35 years of age, 5`08" to 6`0", 170 lbs. and was well dressed.  Law enforcement believe that this is the same suspect who committed several residential burglaries in South Tampa in March and April, 2016.  The video shown is from an earlier burglary.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Detectives Want to Identify Serial Burglar
June 09, 2016

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Hillsborough County Detectives are investigating 5 business burglaries in South Hillsborough County that they believe were committed by the same white male suspect.

 

On June 6, 2016 at 2:34 a.m., an unknown white male smashed the front window of Ruskin Pool at 118 Flamingo Drive and fled without taking anything.

On June 6, 2016 at 1:28 a.m., an unknown white male smashed the front window of the Dogable Pet Store at 4884 Sun City Center Boulevard and fled with cash from the register.

On June 6, 2016 at an unknown time, an unknown white male smashed the front window of China Chen at 4880 Sun City Center Boulevard and fled with a cash bag.

Between June 5, 2016 at 9:40 p.m. and June 6, 2016 at 4:10 a.m., an unknown white male suspect smashed the front window of Apollo Family Restaurant at 6048 US Highway 41 North and fled without taking anything.

On June 5, 2016 at 4:30 a.m., an unknown white male smashed the front window of Ruskin eye clinic at 612 US Highway 41 North and removed over 50 pairs of designer sunglasses.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.



HCSO Deputies Search for Stolen Porsche
June 08, 2016

On June 1, 2016 unknown suspect(s) unlawfully entered the victim`s residence through the back door.  While inside, the suspect(s) took cash, a black 10mm firearm, electronics and a 2005 Porsche Carrera, two-door, yellow in color.  The vehicle was seen passing through the Anderson Road toll plaza at approximately 2:04 p.m. and 2:09 p.m. on June 1, 2016.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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HCSO Detectives Search for Auto Parts Robbery Suspect
June 08, 2016

On June 7, 2016 at approximately 1:19 p.m., an unknown male entered the Advanced Auto Parts located at 1029 Bloomingdale Avenue while armed with a semi-automatic handgun.  The suspect walked behind the parts counter and confronted the store manager.  The suspect forced the manager and a co-worker to take cash from the safe and two cash registers and place it in a plastic bag.  The suspect was described as a black or dark-skinned Hispanic male, 25-35 years of age, 5`10", 190 lbs. and last seen wearing a two-toned baseball cap, metal-framed glasses, a white t-shirt with dark blue sleeves, dark colored pants and a light covering over his face.  The suspect fled the store and got into a waiting vehicle that was described as an older model, light blue/gray Honda, possibly a two-door civic.

 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.



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