Text messaging option for Crime Stoppers tips

NANAIMO – Anonymous tipster service expands to include text messaging.

The Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers Program can now receive tips through text messaging.

To text a tip, type 274637 in the phone number field. In the body, type ‘Nanaimo.’ Leave one space and text your tip. Within minutes, tipsters will receive a response from Crime Stoppers providing an alias to use in any further communication. The phone number is also removed before the tip is delivered to the investigating agency.

Then delete the outgoing text from your phone, says Const. Gary O’Brien, Crime Stoppers coordinator.

“This is just one more option for submitting tips,” O’Brien said. “We believe this, along with tips submitted by iPhones, computers and telephone meet the needs and demands of the general public.”

Please visit www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com for more.