Monahans Launches Crime Stoppers Unit 2/12/14
CBS 7 News Reporter
February 12, 2014
Monahans - Police say crime is up in Monahans and officers are spending too much time on petty crimes. Now they're asking for your help to solve them.
Now more than just law enforcement will be keeping an eye on what's happening in Ward County. Today the Ward County Crime Stoppers Unit launched.
"We’ll have quicker access to information and a quicker response time," Monahans Police Chief Billy Hammitt.
Chief Hammitt says crime stoppers couldn't get here fast enough.
"Like everywhere else in west Texas, Monahans and Ward County are experiencing growth in crime," he said.
Hammitt says their department has seen a lot of petty crimes recently. He hopes crime stoppers will help snuff it out.
“It allows us to gain more information on the crimes that are occurring here," Chief Hammitt said.
"We're offering a way to deter and stop the crime that's coming," Naomi DeAnda, Ward County Crime Stoppers Unit Coordinator said.
As crime continues, the first line of offense will be one criminals won't see coming.
Like other crime stopper units in our area, your tip leads to an arrest, it will be worth a cash reward.