Central Alabama Crime Stoppers Reports More Advice Submitted In 2021

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WBRC) – Crime Stoppers of Alabama officials report an increase in the number of tips this year.

Tony Garrett of Central Alabama Crime Stoppers said they typically get around 75 good calls a month, but this year they’re getting around 120 a month.

Garrett said the increase is good and helps solve a lot of the cases they see, but they need more.

Small details like partial tag numbers, first names, or even outfit descriptions can help investigators. Garrett said it was a community effort to fight crime and the more information they got from the community, the faster they could resolve the case.

The program ran in 1997, and Garrett said there had never been anyone exposed who wished to remain anonymous.

“We want to ensure that when you call you receive a code,” Garrett said. “We never ask for your name, never your number. we never write anything about you. We only want information relating to this crime.

Birmingham police said earlier this week, thanks to community advice, that they were able to make an arrest in the murder of 17-year-old David Desmond, who was found shot dead on Sunday evening.

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Mark M. Gagnon