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.
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).
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.”
The town has launched a new app that allows residents to connect with the Arlington Police Department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.
The Arlington Police Department app and tip411 anonymous text-a-tip system are 100 percent anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender. This allows the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.
“I believe that a police department is only as strong and successful as the community it serves,” Chief Juliann Flaherty said in a statement. “That’s why our new Arlington PD app from tip411 will help greatly enhance our ability to engage our community to help fight crime. Other police departments are successfully using this program, such as the Lynn Police Department.”
The program was started and is solely monitored by the police department. The texts go straight to Arlington detectives.
Superintendent Kathleen Bodie said the district will work to promote tip411 among students, staff, parents and guardians in the community.
“This will be another great tool we have to keep our students and community safe,” Bodie said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with Arlington Police to promote and educate students and their families about how to use the app.”
Developed by tip411, the Arlington Police Department app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Arlington Police Department website at www.ArlingtonMA.gov/police.
Those without a smartphone will still be able to share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword ARLINGTONPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department’s website at www.ArlingtonMA.gov/police.
Tip411 should not be used if you or someone else is in imminent danger. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency.
Tips received through the Johnstown Police Department’s new tip411 smartphone application helped lead to the apprehension of a city man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, police Capt. Chad Miller wrote in an email Friday.
“This is just one example of how tip411 is helping us locate wanted individuals and get them off the streets,” Miller wrote. “Tip411 is also helping us locate drug trafficking areas in and out of the city that we were previously unaware of.”
Miller wrote that the police department received several tips about Jamie Blough, 47, of the Woodvale section of Johnstown, who was arrested Friday.