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Over 57,000 Firearms Surrendered

Posted March 14 2018 in ,

Across Australia, 57,324 firearms were handed in, to be registered or destroyed, between July and September 2017 during the National Firearms Amnesty. This included around 2,500 fully-automatic or semi-automatic guns that were previously unaccounted for, and 2,900 handguns. Officers in Western Australia were handed a Buffalo Arms M1919A4 Browning machine gun which…

Valeria Fermendjin Reward

Posted January 22 2018 in

Investigators are still seeking crucial information to help solve the murder of Valeria Fermendjin over two years ago. The 70-year old grandmother died sometime between 7.20am and 8.30am on January 5, 2016 in her Leach Highway home in Melville. A number of items were stolen from Ms Fermendjin’s home at the time…

Reward to help family of missing mother get answers

Posted December 4 2017 in

The State Government has announced a reward of up to $250,000 for information on the disappearance and suspected murder of Lisa Jane Brown. Lisa, a mother of two young children, was 19 at the time she disappeared from Northbridge during the early hours of November 10, 1998. Lisa’s boyfriend told police that…

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…

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