Woman wanted for involvement in Atlantic City standoff arrested

Atlantic City police tweeted Tuesday that a woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the hand during a domestic dispute last week was arrested.

According to police, an anonymous tip on the TIP 411 system led police to Amirah Black. Black, 19, was wanted for aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Last Wednesday, police responded to Delancey Drive after Black told emergency dispatchers she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Clifton Holley, and that he had several weapons.

Read the full story from the Press of Atlantic City

Anonymous Tip System Giving MPD Crime-Fighting Boost

It doesn’t matter if its late night, early morning or during business hours — violent crime is invading Minneapolis neighborhoods at an alarming rate.

“We need the community’s help to solve these serious crimes that are taking place,” said Minneapolis Police Cmdr. Scott Gerlicher.

Minneapolis police are reminding people how they can help, anonymously, by using their cellphone as a crime-fighting tool.

If you have information about a crime, you can either text 847411 or download MPD Tip on your smartphone to leave an anonymous tip for police.

“They all get triaged here, so we look at every single tip that comes in and we decide who would be best to handle the follow up on this,” Lt. Jeff Rugel said.

He says the system is set up so officers have no idea who is calling.

Read the full story from CBS Minnesota

Tipton County introduces new way to keep community safe

A new, more interactive way for folks in Tipton County to stay up-to-date on all safety issues occurring in the county is coming to town.

Drug Free Tipton is launching the tip411 alert system, which allows “the public to report crimes and other suspicious activities directly to law enforcement by sending anonymous text messages from their cell phone or via a free smartphone app,” a press release said.

Read the full story and watch the report at Fox13Memphis.com

See something unlawful or troubling? Text TIP411

Have you heard about TIP 411 available in Northfield and Rice County? The Rice County Sheriff’s Office, the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition, the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol and Drug Use and the Northfield Police, are getting the word out about the TIP411 program through posters, flyers, postcards, and a public service announcement.

TIP 411 is a way for people to report concerning behavior or activities without having to provide any identifying information. Often community members don’t want to report illegal or risky activity for fear of getting involved. Through the TIP411 program, law enforcement agencies across Rice County can accept 100% anonymous crime tips via cell phone text messages. This resource allows community members to reach out for help when they feel that their safety is threatened, or when they are concerned for their family, friends and neighbors.

Community members can use TIP411 to report information related to crime, drugs, fights, underage drinking, threats, violence, vandalism, theft, drunk drivers, weapons, gangs and people in trouble. To text a tip, simply start a new text message. Type 847411 in the phone number spot. Type the keyword RICECO in the message portion of the text. Type the specific crime information after the keyword and hit send.

Messages are sent to Citizen Observer, Inc. and stripped of all identifying information. A local officer receives the message and determines whether Faribault Police, Northfield Police, or the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will follow up.

Read the full column from Northfield News and watch a public service announcement about Rice County’s tip411 system.