Crime Stoppers Telethon Ends Sunday Night In Greenville

Donating money for a good cause that helps victims of crime was the theme Saturday and Sunday for Pitt County law enforcement.

It was the annual Crime Stoppers Telethon and some familiar faces were on hand like WITN anchor Lynette Taylor.

The telethon started Saturday afternoon and ended Sunday night around 8 o'clock.

The aim of the telethon is to get people to donate money to help keep the reward money for crime stoppers going.

If you have a tip the call is kept secret and you could earn as much as 5,000 dollars in reward money.

"Law enforcement does everything they can to solve and prevent crimes but we as citizens are responsible for the community that we live in," said former Greenville Police Chief Joseph Simononwich.

As of Sunday afternoon Crime stoppers has raised about $15,000 dollars in the two day event.

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  • by Jim E Location: Greenville on Oct 12, 2009 at 03:22 AM
    What a bunch of cynics who post on this site. To criticize an effort to raise money to help keep our commuinty safe, you people must have other ideas. As one of the commentator said on the telethon this weekend, ask yourself, what have YOU done to help with the crime problem?
  • by joe on Oct 11, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    If i am not mistaken, about 8 years ago the policeman in charge of crimestoppers in Greenville embezzeled the money. Hope it does not happen this time.
  • by Ray on Oct 11, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    The Greenville PD couldn't find their own rear ends with both hands, let alone an actual criminal. If you donate to them, their just as likely to go buy a few cold ones with the money and kick back and watch the criminals stroll buy than actually try to arrest them.
  • by DS on Oct 11, 2009 at 06:25 PM
    Every year they do this silly event the crime increases!

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