A Mayoral proclamation was presented to Ponca City Area Crime Stoppers board members in recognition of Crime Stoppers of Ponca City Month.
Mayor Homer Nicholson shared appreciation for the board members of a successful program that began in Ponca City in 1984 and funded solely by donations. $61,603 in cash rewards have been paid to anonymous tipsters that provided information leading to 52 arrests, 726 cases cleared and the recovery of $481,354 stolen property. Ponca City’s Crime Stopper’s program was the first in the state to implement Campus Crime Stoppers in the high school, middle school and junior high.
Ponca City Crime Stoppers benefits the citizens and the businesses in and around Ponca City by partnering with them and with surrounding law enforcement agencies.
Donations may be mailed to: Ponca City Area Crime Stoppers at 200 East Oklahoma, Ponca City, 74601. The PCACS board meets at the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30am and anyone is welcome.
Anyone wishing to send an anonymous tip online who may be responsible for any crime or the location of stolen property, can access the link at www.poncacityok.gov. Click on the Crime stoppers link on the home page, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information or you can text PCPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. If you want to phone in a tip, the number is still (580)762-5100. As always, you will remain anonymous, and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.
PHOTO IDs: Police Detective Captain Randy Tyner, Jim Kelly, Dwain West Board President, Mayor Nicholson, Kelly Ailey, Carole Jeffries and Harriet Simpson looking over the proclamation for Crime Stoppers month.