10 Reasons Why You Should Support WeTip, the Crime Stopping, Anonymous Tip Service This Holiday Season

The holiday season is an emotional time for many of us, with to-do lists a mile long, and a cascade of different calls to action: Have a happy holiday! Give them them the gifts they’ll cherish! Make memories to last a lifetime! Give generously and help share peace and goodwill for all!

Yes, to all of these. As far as that last encouragement, when you’re considering your list of worthwhile causes to celebrate with a special gift, please keep WeTip at the top of that list.

WeTip: 47 Years of Unrivaled Service to Help Us Create Safer Communities

WeTip is one of the best resources in America for regular citizens to prevent and report crime. It is a toll-free, nationwide, 24/7/365 anonymous hotline and website committed to providing the most effective crime alerting system in the nation.

Once the caller has been assured anonymity, the operator takes them through a series of up to 65 questions, developed through the aid of law enforcement to elicit as much information as possible. Oftentimes the caller has more helpful information than they even realize. WeTip has become an essential service for crime-stoppers and a vital resource for law enforcement.

Founded in 1972 by a retired San Bernadino county sheriff who envisioned a better way for everyday citizens to report crimes, he understood the value of a service that was truly anonymous. Now 46 years later, boasting over 1,336,138 crimes reported, 16,391 arrests, a phenomenal 8,396 convictions, and NOT ONE informant ever revealed – the success and longevity of WeTip is proof that when good people are brave, motivated, and get involved, they can make a difference!

While completely independent from the police, WeTip has become an invaluable source of intelligence and information to local, regional, national, and even international law enforcement. They relay all tip information to every appropriate agency that may be able to help with a crime; whether that be the local area precinct detectives, Department of Child and Family Services, housing authorities, school administrators, corporations, animal protection, forest service, private agencies, or whatever the individual situation calls for. They don’t rest until the situation is being investigated from every angle, and taken seriously. This tremendously successful program has dramatically impacted unsolved crimes, and has significantly reduced crime incidents in communities and schools nationwide.

Here are 10 Reasons Why Your Donation to WeTip Matters.

  1. WeTip is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has relied on donations from people like you to keep their hotline running for over 46 years–and the results are astounding. More than ONE MILLION crimes have been reported resulting in nearly 9,000 convictions — that’s how citizen-supported, citizen action works.

    But while WeTip is a nationwide service, they receive no federal funding. You can donate with confidence knowing that your funds are not being handled by a middle man, but all support goes directly into this secure, established resource that is protecting communities, children, the elderly, animals, and the environment.

  2. In 2007, WeTip updated its service to include taking anonymous tips online in addition to the telephone hotline. The online method of reporting has been extremely effective, but is an additional expense of equipment and utilities. Your donation will help cover those bills.
  3. Your donation directly impacts America’s youth: WeTip is combating bullying and terror on the front lines in our schools. This year alone, WeTip has received over 90 reports of bullying, and aided in the prevention of school attacks. When school districts partner with WeTip, it does more than just empower individuals with information to speak up – it is also a powerful deterrent. It causes someone to think twice before engaging in unacceptable conduct. In fact, schools that use WeTip find that the service discourages harmful or inappropriate behavior from happening in the first place. The deterrent factor resulted in a decrease in crime in one of WeTip’s school districts by an astounding 90%.
    1. Animals cannot speak up when they are being neglected, hoarded or abused, so thankfully WeTip is ready to answer the call when a good samaritan blows the whistle on a situation where animals are being harmed. WeTip works closely with the appropriate rescue organizations to get the animals to safety and hold the abusers accountable. Animal lovers nationwide understand how important this work is, and every donation helps save these innocent lives.
    2. One of the areas that WeTip has been the most successful is the war on drugs. Approximately 75% of the tips the hotline receives are drug related. Over $340,000,000 in drugs and $6,875,000 in cash has been seized because of WeTip information, and they have intervened in countless threatening and dangerous situations.

      The numbers show the impressive impact the WeTip solution is having on breaking down the dangerous code of silence. The dramatic increases in the number of tips received each year demonstrates the change in culture and attitudes about reporting unsafe behaviors and situations. Donating to this important work directly affects communities in need, and innocent children who are exposed to this culture.

    3. The best technology for the best results: WeTip leverages mission-critical tech tools to deliver results and stay effective. WeTip’s success as a national resource depends on the ability to be available 24/7 – 356 days a year and to deliver on its promise of anonymity when citizens do report crime tips. For 47 years, WeTip has devoted a significant share of its resources to its tipline and reporting systems.

      In 2019, the number one operational need is an upgrade to their digital infrastructure.

      This upgrade will insure that individuals and communities continue to have access to this invaluable service while delivering on WeTip’s promise of anonymity for tipsters.

      ANONYMOUS: And this is important — WeTip is truly anonymous, not just “confidential”. What’s the difference? Confidential means that someone knows your name and promises not to tell, until they are subpoenaed. Anonymous means that nobody knows who you are and there is absolutely no way to find out. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID. They have no way of knowing who the caller is.

    4. There are rewards for getting involved and doing the right thing. Every tipster is offered the opportunity to receive a reward up to $1000 (with some higher rewards offered in specific instances) for information leading to arrest and conviction. These rewards are paid through WeTip’s anonymous and unique reward payment system.

      This is the only program of its kind in the nation, and honors the fact that though many people will choose to remain anonymous for their own reasons, when people can and do come forward, they deserve recognition for taking positive action. In fact, the rewards program is extremely effective in encouraging otherwise hesitant folks to make that call, and the rewards — more than $1M and counting — are only made possible by donated funds.

    5. WeTip has specialized Native American Reservations Services, offering a safe, highly valued opportunity for members of these communities to protect themselves and others from devastating crime and victimization. Services include: education regarding Tribal security, school security, community health, and the dangers involved in drug and gang activity; domestic violence; drug endangered children; threats and actual violence; property destruction; elder abuse; truancy and underage drinking. WeTip is also utilized by visitors to reservation casinos who have information about illegal activities like fraud, robbery, burglary, malicious mischief, threats, violence and drug activity. Your donation will help WeTip provide brochures, stickers, flyers, posters, magnets and parking lot signs, all designed to maintain a visual presence of the hotline phone number.
    6. Knowledge is power. WeTip is only helping if people know to use it. Your donation to WeTip not only helps to keep their day-to-day operations possible, but it also helps with the communications, public relations and marketing efforts — all necessary to increase public awareness of the hotline and ensure that everyone who needs WeTip knows about WeTIp, and how to take safe, positive action against criminals and other threats to health and wellbeing.
    7. A donation to WeTip is a gift that keeps on giving all year round, especially if your gift is in memory of someone special.During this holiday season, often times those feelings of peace and goodwill are lost among the pressures of buying material presents.

    This year, consider a gift that is guaranteed to make a difference now and into the future. And if you have a loved on that has been affected or lost because of unsolved crime and violence, a gift in their honor is a lasting tribute to their memory and a hopeful action taken in their name for a better future.

    Please join us today and help us create safer communities across the US.

    You can help and make a difference by donating, and by spreading awareness about this valuable service to friends and family. One call can make a difference and may save a life, solve a cold case, or prevent a crime from happening in the first place.

    We live in an era where we no longer have the luxury of looking the other way, or expecting someone else to be responsible and do the right thing, so “If you see something, say something” by calling WeTip’s Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

    WeTip has been making a difference for 46 years, and with your help, will continue to grow and serve even more communities.

    Make your donation online. For more information about the impact of citizen action through WeTip, visit the website.

Arson: Rocklin High School Restroom Vandalized

Rocklin California… On October 2, 2017 an arson fire occurred at Rocklin High School at approximately 8:40 p.m. Suspect(s) caused extensive damage to a restroom on the campus. Someone knows who did this!

If you have any information regarding the person(s) involved in this crime, you are encouraged to call WeTip immediately at 1-800-782-7463. You may be eligible for a reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. No one will ever know who made the call!

Online Game That Tells Kids To Kill Themselves Spreads To US

Parents Beware

School officials in Alabama and Connecticut are warning about an online game that promotes self-harm and eventually instructs children to commit suicide has spread from Russia to the United States. “The Blue Whale Challenge” gives self-harming tasks to students, and then instructs them to commit suicide on the 50th day. The deadly game has also shown up on computers in Danbury, Conn.

Teenagers supposedly ‘tag’ each other on social media (Snapchat primarily) and challenge them to play. The student then downloads the Blue Whale app, which hacks into their personal information and cannot be deleted. The app originators then threaten the teenagers with harm to their families or releasing of personal information until they kill themselves.

We do not know of any students who have harmed themselves here in the U.S. We hope to educate parents so they are armed with the information necessary to protect their children.

Mail theft, Fraud, Grand Theft and Identity theft solved in Yucaipa after tip to WeTip

Yucaipa, CA……..Anonymous information called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of 3 suspects that were stealing mail and packages delivered and left at residences in the city.  Joshua Metz, 30,  and Heather Hanna, 27, both of Yucaipa were investigated after the Yucaipa police multiple enforcement team received a tip from WeTip. The tip stated the suspects were vandalizing community mailboxes and stealing mail in the Chapman Heights area of Yucaipa. The theft and fraud caused approximately $25,000 in damage.  With the assistance of the Sheriffs’ specialized enforcement division, Metz and Hanna were contacted in Mentone.  They were in possession of stolen property, stolen mail and burglary tools . After searching the residence, addition stolen mail and evidence of identity theft were found.  Both suspects were convicted and sentenced to 3years in county prison and 3 years mandatory supervised probation.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,200,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved.  All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous.  No one ever knows who gave the tip.

WeTip has been serving the Nation as the Grandfather of all anonymous tip programs for over 45 years.  Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID.  WeTip also offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information about any type of crime, call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity or log on to wetip.com.  All calls are anonymous, not just confidential.

 

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Several Arrests made in Fontana after Anonymous tips called into WeTip

Fontana, CA……..Several Anonymous information tips called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of three Fontana men in three separate and unconnected Crime incidents.   

The suspect in case #1 (638210), Victor Manuel Sandoval, 39 of Fontana was arrested and convicted of possession a weapon as a Felon.  Sondoval who had prior felony convictions was charged and sentenced to 32 months in California State Prison. This case may have gang connections.  There was no reward in this case.  The informant just wanted to clean up crime in our neighborhoods.

The Suspect in Case #2 (632247) Todd Keith Borton, 56 of Fontana was arrested and conviction of possession of Methamphetamine for Sale.  Police seized 30.3 grams of Methamphetamine valued at over $9,100.  Borton was sentenced to 270 days in County Joil and 3 years Formal probation.  The informant in this case did not request a reward.

The suspect in Case #3 (632514) Leonard Stephens 52 of Fontana was arrested on Possession of Methamphetamine. Stephens was found guilty and sentenced to time in county jail. No reward was requested in this case.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,200,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved.  All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous.  No one ever knows who gave the tip.

 

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Lafayette Man convicted for sexual misconduct due to WeTip Information

LaFayette, Indiana…….Anonymous information called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of a Lafayette man on charges of Sexual Misconduct with a minor.  Bradley Allen Lynch, 33, of Lafayette pled guilty and was sentenced to 8 years in Indiana Dept of Corrections. Informant #609265  requested a reward in this case and can now go to the prearranged location to pick up that cash reward.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,200,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved.  All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous.  No one ever knows who gave the tip.

WeTip has been serving the Nation as the Grandfather of all anonymous tip programs for over 45 years.  Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID.  WeTip also offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information about any type of crime, call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity or log on to wetip.com.  All calls are anonymous, not just confidential.

 

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Fontana Police Department Solves Robbery after tip to WeTip

Fontana, CA……..Anonymous information called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of a Fontana man for Robbery while using Force.. The suspect in this case, David Salcedo, 27, was sentenced to 4years in California State Prison. The informant in this case (#640023) requested a reward and can now go to the pre arranged location to pick it up.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,200,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved.  All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous.  No one ever knows who gave the tip.

WeTip has been serving the Nation as the Grandfather of all anonymous tip programs for over 45 years.  Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID.  WeTip also offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information about any type of crime, call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity or log on to wetip.com.  All calls are anonymous, not just confidential.

 

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Fontana Police Department seizes $14,000 in drugs after tip to WeTip

Fontana, CA……..Anonymous information called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of a Fontana man for possession of Marijuana for sale and drug transporting.  Police seized 3.6 pounds of marijuana valued at $14,000..  The Fontana Police rated this tip a 10+ after the information led police to the suspect. Taken into custody was David Anthony Cobbos, 30, of fontana., CA.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,200,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved.  All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous.  No one ever knows who gave the tip.

WeTip has been serving the Nation as the Grandfather of all anonymous tip programs for over 45 years.  Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID.  WeTip also offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information about any type of crime, call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity or log on to wetip.com.  All calls are anonymous, not just confidential.

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Meth Dealers Busted in Chino due to WeTip Information

Chino, CA……..Anonymous information called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of two suspects that were charged with Methamphetimine for sale. Chino Police investigators seized 17 grams of meth at a traffic stop .  Taken into custody was Johnnie Hyatt and Dawn Romero, both from Chino, CA.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,200,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved.  All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous.  No one ever knows who gave the tip.

WeTip has been serving the Nation as the Grandfather of all anonymous tip programs for over 45 years.  Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID.  WeTip also offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information about any type of crime, call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity or log on to wetip.com.  All calls are anonymous, not just confidential.

 

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Vandalism: Murrieta Valley HS Vandalized

Murrieta Valley USD Needs Your Help 

On April 23, 2017 graffiti was found at Murrieta Valley High School. Suspects entered the campus and vandalized the quad. Someone knows who did this!

Person 1 wearing Tye-Dye “Morph” suit
Person 2 wearing Black Jacket, Black Ski Mask, White Tennis Shoes

If you have any information regarding the person(s) involved in this crime, you are encouraged to call WeTip immediately at 1-800-782-7463. You may be eligible for a reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. No one will ever know who made the call!