Groesbeck, TX Police Department Recovers Stolen Vehicle with tip411

Soon after posting about a stolen vehicle on the department’s Facebook page, Groesbeck PD received an anonymous tip through their tip411 program indicating it was observed in the city of Mexia.
Groesbeck PD contacted the Mexia Police Department, relayed the tip information to them, and the vehicle was recovered and returned.
Groesbeck PD said, “The tip411 program is an invaluable tool for our community and we continue to encourage its use. We also want to thank the anonymous citizen who provided the information as well as Officer Bell for his assistance in locating and recovering it for our victim.”
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Dartmouth PD Uses tip411 to Help Find Missing Teen

Dartmouth, MA Police recently asked their citizens to use their Dartmouth PD mobile app, powered by tip411, to help find a missing teen. 

Asa Gonsalves was reported missing from Dartmouth on October 29th. His last known location was in the New York Metropolitan area. Gonsalves was last operating a 2006 blue Volvo XC70 with a blue & red sticker on the bottom left side of the bumper. Asa is 5’7″ tall, has a slim build, and has brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information regarding this individual’s whereabouts is asked to please contact Dartmouth Police Detective McGuire at 508-910-1733 or Detective Costa at 508-910-1755 or submit an anonymous tip using tip411 by any of the 3 methods below:

  1. Text DartmouthPD and a tip to 847411.
  2. Download the Dartmouth PD app in the iTunes or Google Play Store.
  3. Submit online via the Dartmouth PD website.

Asheville, NC PD: 2 fugitives in jail after anonymous tip leads to arrest

Two felony fugitives are in jail after Asheville Police Department received an anonymous tip through Tip2APD, powered by tip411.

The department said Travis Jarrell Jordan and Christopher Darren Mills were found hiding out at the same motel on Nov. 3.

Jordan had multiple open felony warrants:

  • Grand Jury Indictment: Habitual Felon
  • Failure to Appear in court for Possess Firearm by Felon charges
  • Failure to Appear in court for Conspire to Traffic in Opium/Heroin
  • Failure to Appear in court for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Appear in court for Possession Drug Paraphernalia

Jordan has been charged with resisting an arrest or obstructing an officer and misdemeanor larceny.

Police said Mills had the following warrants for recent breaking and entering that occurred in Weaverville, along with felony probation warrants:

  • Felony breaking and entering
  • Larceny after breaking and entering
  • Attempted felony larceny
  • Injury to personal property
  • Pretrial release violation
  • (2) Felony probation violation

The department said both fugitives are being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center. Jordan is being held on a $52,500 secure bond and Mills on a $22,000 secure bond.

The Asheville PD tip411 mobile app is available for free download for both iPhone and Android users via the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

Individuals without a smartphone can share information with the Asheville PD by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting keyword TIP2APD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411)

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Anonymous Tip Sent to Panama City PD Leads to Arrest of Four Individuals

The Panama City Police Department used their tip411 alerting capability to send a thank you to residents and inform them that an anonymous tip sent to police helped them arrest 4 people with active warrants as well as possession of drugs and weapons.

“The Panama City Police Department would like to thank the anonymous tipster for helping protecting the citizens of Panama City. Residents who would like to report suspicious activity and remain anonymous can download the Panama City PD Tip411 app or you can report any activity by calling 850-872-3100 or calling Crimestoppers at 785-TIPS.”

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Indiana Police Departments Launch tip411 Mobile App

The Chesterton, Burns Harbor and Porter, Indiana police departments are increasing their crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the departments to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.

Developed by tip411, the TIP46304 app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages, according to a news release. The TIP46304 app, which went live Monday, is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes app store or on the departments’ websites.

Chesterton Police Chief Tim Richardson, Burns Harbor Police Chief Mike Heckman and Porter Police Chief Todd Allen issued a joint statement touting the benefits of the new app.

“Each of our departments are dedicated to maintaining safe communities in Chesterton, Burns Harbor and Porter,” they said. “We believe the new TIP46304 app and anonymous text a tip system from tip411 will make it easier for our residents to reach out to us so that we can partner to help fight crime.”

The new TIP46304 app allows the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We’ve listened to feedback from law enforcement agencies we’ve partnered with across the country and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” Terry Halsch, president of tip411, said in the release. “The TIP46304 app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information and more to help fight crime.”

The TIP46304 app and tip44 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Those without a smart phone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cellphone to police by texting keyword TIP46304 and their message/tip to 847411.

Read the full story from the Chesterton Tribune