Cumberland Times-News

December 24, 2012

Crime solvers seeks donors to continue the program

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Allegany/Mineral Counties Crime Solvers maintains a hotline and pays cash rewards for information leading to the resolution of criminal activity in the two counties.

The program is totally anonymous and it is through this confidentiality that allows the program to be successful.

Since the inception of Crime Solvers in 1981, we have been directly responsible for resolving over 1,400 felony cases, recovery of approximately $900,00 in property, and the arrest of over 100 criminal offenders.

Needless to say, all of this has served to enhance public safety and the quality of life for our citizens.

We are an all volunteer, non-profit 501  C(3) organization. We do not receive any public funding and rely upon contributions from local businesses and the private sector for reward funds.

Crime Solvers has paid over $50,000 in rewards of $100 to $1,500, dependent upon the value and results of tip information.

It is only through the generous support of the public that we can continue this vital program.

All contributions go directly to the Crime Reward Fund. There are no administrative costs except those associated with our fundraisers.

Please make a tax deductible check payable to: Allegany/Mineral Counties Crime Solvers and mail it to P.O. Box 3512, LaVale, MD 21504.

Thank you for your support.

Lou Femi, president

W. Ray Presley, executive coordinator

Sheriff Craig Fraley, 1st vice president

Bernard Zlomek, 2nd vice president

Linda Zlomek, secretary/treasurer