How to Report a Crime

What to do...
If you have information about any unsolved crime please call the Crime Stoppers tip line 1-888-594-TIPS (8477).
A reward of up to $1,000 is offered to anyone providing information which leads to an arrest and indictment for a crime. Calls are not recorded and no-one involved with Crime Stoppers knows the identity of the callers. Crime Stoppers tips can be made at any time, 24 HOURS A DAY • 7 DAYS A WEEK • 365 DAYS A YEAR.

Anonymity is guaranteed! You do NOT give your name. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 cash for information leading to arrest and the filing of charges on:

  • Location of stolen property
  • Location of wanted persons
  • Location of illegal drugs
  • Any other serious crime

please call the  Chaves County CrimeStoppers tip line at: 1-888-594-TIPS (8477).
Callers do NOT have to give their name!

If you see someone breaking into a neighbor's home, or an unauthorized person in your neighbor's home, call the Police Emergency number 911 immediately. Do not hestitate to call 911 if you see any serious crime being committed. If you see a suspicious vehicle in your neighbor's driveway, or parked outside their house, telephone to see if they are home and check if they are just having visitors or something delivered.  Make notes of the license number and description of the vehicle. Remember, criminals often use commercial vehicles to cloak their real activities. 

If you have reason to believe that your home has been entered illegally during your absence, DO NOT ENTER! The thief might STILL be there. Use a neighbor's telephone or your cell phone to call police immediately. Keep watch on the house until police arrive. 

If you hear a neighbor's burglar alarm sounding, telephone them to see if it is a false alarm. If no one is at home, the chances are someone has attempted to break in, so call police immediately. Similarly, if your neighbor's house is open and you know they are absent, call police. 

If a stranger comes to your door, check their credentials, even if it means telephoning the organization they claim to be representing. If they are genuine, they won't mind waiting. Never let a stranger into your home, unless you are certain of who they are. If you are suspicious, call the Roswell Police Department at 624-6700 or call 911. Be on the alert for any suspicious happenings... a barking dog could mean that a prowler is about.

Please WRITE details down!

When you call the police they will need the following information:

  • Suspicious vehicles
  • The Make, Model, Color, and license number of any vehicle invloved
  • Note pecularities (i.e., dents, accessories, etc.)
  • Suspicious Persons
  • Note the sex, age, hair color/style
  • Note their height and build
  • Also any peculiarities (i.e., beard, moustache, tattoos, scars, etc.)
  • Be sure and note the type and color of clothing worn by the person(s) involved.
  • Also note any direction of travel of the vehicle and/or person.

Remember... All Tips Are Anonymous


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