QUESTION: Is Crime Stoppers really anonymous?


Just about every time a law enforcement agency sends a news release about an unsolved crime, they include a number to call, text or a website to visit to send an anonymous tip using Crime Stoppers. The program, started in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976, is separate from standard methods of contacting police. This allows a person to provide crime solving assistance to the authorities without being directly involved in the investigation process.


For years, we’ve told you Crime Stoppers is anonymous and we’ve urged you to provide tips to help solve crimes. In March of 2017, grandmother Josie Lindsay was shot and killed in High Point.