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The CCCH Crime Solvers Board of Directors would like to WELCOME the newest member to the Crime Solvers Family. Senior Detective Chris Rizzuti has joined Corporal Kevin Bacon as Co-coordinator for our program, and we are excited to have him aboard. He replaces then Detective (now Sergeant) Adrian Otero, who was promoted in April 2012. Detective Rizzuti, a 6-year veteran of the Chesterfield County Police Department, competed against at least 3 other officers for the Co-coordinator position. He has already been plunged into his new roles as media liaison, Scholastic Club coordinator, tip taker, lunch provider (well...he doesn't know about that one, yet). Look for him in the upcoming Crime of the Week and Fugitives of the Week segments. WELCOME, Detective Rizzuti! We KNOW you will do well!
From TRASH to TREASURE.
While people are not talking about it as much as they had, environmental consciousness is still a popular topic. We, in Crime Solvers, also believe that we should be good stewards of our environment, and have partnered with a company called Terracycle in Trenton, New Jersey to do our part. Our partnership has yielded more than $800 for our program...by collecting TRASH. Read more by visiting our Scholastic Program page.
Pins FELL and Money RAISED!!
The event was a SUCCESS! we had 17 teams join us for breakfast and bowling at Uptown Alley this past Saturday, and ALL seemed to have a really good time. Especially all those who won prizes throughout the event. Again, allow us to thank our sponsors: Flagstop Carwash & Quick Lube, Bryant & Stratton College, W.S. Carnes, Inc., david beam dds, Lexus of Richmond, Great Impressions and Knights of Columbus council 6189. With more than $11,000 in rewards approved through September alone, every penny earned will be put to good use. Thanks, also, to Uptown Alley for their willingness to host. Click HERE for some details of the event.
Oh Where, Oh Where Have Have All Our Friends Gone? Oh Where, Oh Where Could They Be?
Did you know that Crime Solvers has a Facebook page? Apparently we have not done the best job of getting the word out, because we don't have as many "friends" as we had hoped. PLEASE consider visiting our Facebook page and clicking the "Like" button. WE PROMISE not to fill your Facebook wall with a bunch of posts. We will send only 1 or 2 a day AS needed (more often...just 1). PLEASE find us...like us...and SHARE our page!! Thank you!
Did You Know??
If you missed any of our Crime of the Week video, you can NOW go to our YouTube page and watch them at your convenience. Please subscribe to our page to get the weekly releases. With the combined populations of Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights...we should have a LOT more followers than we do. Please...help us get the word out. Just CLICK on the logo to the left to see our collection of YouTube videos.
THANK YOU to all who helped make our 20th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament a success. Success for us is being able to continue paying CASH rewards for tips that are helping law-enforcement agencies solve crimes and catch fugitives...(click here for more)
The FUNdraising continues
The Annual Fundraising Campaign is still active, and if you can help now, you can enjoy golf, bowling and a sincere appreciation from the Board of Directors (AND citizens from Chesterfield and Colonial Heights). Click HERE for more.
Have You Met WATSON?
OK...so many of you have asked about the frog. What started as our web designer's cute idea has become a GREAT marketing resource for us. In order to send us a text message tip, you must enter the name WATSON as the first 6 characters of the message body. You would then send the entire message to the number 274637. Well...WATSON is not only our text messaging code...he is now our new MASCOT! Look for him at future Crime Solvers events. As a side note...WATSON is a quiet sort, but he spends a lot of time on the computer in the office.
Show Your Support!
You can help Crime Solvers AND show that support to others around you. For your donation of $10 or more, we will send you (at your request) a static cling decal that you can put on a car or home window. These are the same decals that will be displayed on patrol cars of the Chesterfield and Colonial Heights police departments.
Regional Text Tip Codes
With text messaging becoming such a popular means of communication, several local programs have taken advantage of software that allows anonymous text message tipping. The instructions for sending a text message tip are quite simple (the order may vary based on your specific phone model): type the jurisdiction code and then your tip in the same message. When you finish with that, you will send that message to the number 2-7-4-6-3-7 (which on keypads with numbers and letters will spell the word C-R-I-M-E-S)**. The code you entered will tell the receiving computer which jurisdiction the tip is for, and you, the tipster, should receive a message letting you know the tip was received. TO SEE A DEMO of how text tipping works, CLICK HERE.
Here is a list of jurisdiction codes for Crime Solvers/Stoppers programs in this area (these codes ARE NOT case sensitive)...
|Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers||WATSON|
Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers
(Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, New Kent, Goochland and Charles City)
|Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers||iGotcha|
|Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers||PDCASH|
AND, of course....a related disclaimer from the folks who allow us the use of this software...
** Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.