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Anonymity rules in the valuable world of crime tip-offs

Posted November 15 2017 in ,

What is the secret ingredient that has made Crime Stoppers a community success for the past 23 years in Western Australia? As a board member of Crime Stoppers WA for the past five years, I can answer that question in one word – anonymity. The anonymity concept originated in 1976 when a…

Lisa Govan $250,000 reward

Posted November 1 2017 in

Police Minister Michelle Roberts announced a $250,000 reward for information about the suspected murder of Lisa Govan. Ms Govan, who was 28 years old at the time of her disappearance, vanished from the vicinity of Kalgoorlie’s Foundry Hotel 18 years ago. “Police believe there are people in the community who know what…

$250,000 reward to help solve outback mystery

Posted October 23 2017 in

The State Government has today announced a reward of $250,000 for information on the death of Raymond Kehlet and the disappearance of his wife Jennie. Raymond and Jennie Kehlet disappeared in March 2015 while prospecting near Sandstone, in Western Australia’s north. The body of 47-year-old Raymond Kehlet was later found at the…

Nearly 26,000 firearms handed in during National Firearms Amnesty

Posted September 11 2017 in ,

25,999 firearms have been handed in across Australia in the first two months of the National Firearms Amnesty, with Australians surrendering an average of 464 firearms each day. This is a great result, and shows Australians are serious about protecting themselves, their families, and their communities. From 1 July – 30 September…

Crime Stoppers launches Operation Roam: Rogue Radar

Posted August 21 2017 in ,

20 criminals named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list. Crime Stoppers is calling on members of the public to stay alert and be on the lookout for 20 wanted fugitives named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list. The offenders are currently at large and potentially hidden in plain sight in communities across Australia. Operation…

Victoria’s first Crime Stoppers co-ordinator Ken McKenzie dies aged 65

Posted July 31 2017 in

Extract from Herald Sun, June 23, 2017 A former senior policeman who played a major role in introducing Crime Stoppers to Victoria has died, aged 65. Ken McKenzie was the first police co-ordinator of Crime Stoppers when the program started in Victoria nearly 30 years ago. Later, after retiring from Victoria Police…

Josh Warneke $250,000 reward

Posted July 3 2017 in

The State Government has increased the reward for information about the 2010 murder of 21 year-old Joshua Warneke in Broome from $100,000 to $250,000.  The Minister for Police said  “I am very keen to see detectives get to the bottom of this case and apprehend Joshua’s killer or killers”. Police are also…

‘Report crime, don’t post it on Facebook’

Posted June 26 2017 in ,

Hannah Barry, WA Today 13/6/17 Nearly one hundred Banksia Grove residents have turned out to a ‘crisis meeting’ with Wanneroo Police after a number of residents took to social media to post about incidents of assault, violence, drug-dealing, theft and vandalism occurring in the area. The meeting, held at Joseph Banks College, was…

Citizens defeat terrorists

Posted June 15 2017 in , ,

Opinion piece featured in The Sunday Times, 28 May 2017 We can’t climb into the hateful minds of terrorists. How can we even start to understand how they rationalise indiscriminate slaughter of young people attending a pop concert? But we can identify with the outpouring of solidarity and compassion shown by affected…

What you should try to remember

Posted June 15 2017 in ,

When we’re trying to remember specific details about people we’ve met or an incident we’ve seen, our memory is often not as good as we’d like it to be.  But knowing in advance what details to look out for can help enormously when it comes to recalling that information. Even small facts…

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