Application tool used to connect anonymous reporting

Tips from tip411 Helps Elizabethton, TN Police Identify Suspects in Theft Investigation within Days

On December 2, 2021, the Elizabethton Police Department sent out a community alert via their tip411 system asking the public for their help identifying suspects from a recent retail theft.

Within days, the public provided tips using tip411 and helped police identify both the male and female suspects in question.

The Elizabethton PD sent a follow-up alert on December 6 to update the public and thank them for their assistance.

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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.”
 
 

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 messaging platform for domestic and sexual violence victims

tip411 Provides Confidential Messaging Platforms for Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

tip411 is providing confidential 24/7 messaging platforms (text messaging, mobile apps and web forms) for Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Options needed new ways to connect with survivors to provide them the critical support they need to escape domestic violence beyond making a telephone call.

Those in need of help are now able to speak with one of Options trained advocates by downloading their My Mobile Options smartphone app, by texting “HOPE” to 847411, or via their online chat powered by tip411 on their website at www.help4abuse.org.

If you’d like to learn more about how tip411 can help your organization provide alternative communication channels to domestic abuse survivors please contact us today at 1.888.952.2200 or info@tip411.com

Cinnaminson Police Home Page

Cinnaminson Police Now Have An App

Cinnaminson police? There’s an app for that. There’s also a new website for the first time in more than 15 years.

The Cinnaminson Police Department has launched a new app to help residents submit anonymous tips from their smartphone, the department announced on Wednesday. It will also allow officers to respond and create an anonymous two-way conversation.

The Cinnaminson PD App, developed by tip411, removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender, police said.

It also helps residents find information and view alerts. It can be downloaded for free through Google Play, iTunes and through the Cinnaminson Police Department’s new website, which launches Thursday.

The new website will be found at www.cinnaminsonpolice.org. It is the first official webpage the police department has had in over 15 years, according to Cinnaminson Police Chief Richard Calabrese. Screen shots from the new website, provided for use by the police department, are attached to this post.

The app can be downloaded as of Wednesday, but all features will work effective Thursday, Calabrese said.

“Our goal is to keep our community safe for all who live, work, and visit Cinnaminson Township,” Calabrese said. “I believe the new Cinnaminson Township PD app from tip411 will help in those efforts by enhancing our ability to engage our community to help fight crime and support public safety.”

The app is completely paid for using civil forfeiture funds, police said.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Cinnaminson Township Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” tip411 President Terry Halsch said. “The Cinnaminson PD 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.”

Residents in Cinnaminson Township without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword CINNAMINSONPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department’s website.

Police also remind residents that tip411 is not meant to be used for emergencies or even in the urgent need of police assistance. Residents should always call 911 if they have an emergency.

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