Updated: Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011, 1:24 PM MST
Published : Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011, 12:51 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque in 1976 and has since spread around the state and the nation.
The program owes its success to offering cash rewards for information leading to arrests of criminal suspects. Callers who submit tips do not have to give their names to qualify for rewards and will remain anonymous.
Crime Stoppers programs are nonprofit organizations is supported by donations. Some accept both donations and crime tips through their websites and can receive crime tips by text messaging.
The New Mexico programs and their tip lines include:
Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers , Albuquerque, 505-843-STOP (843-7867)
Curry County Crime Stoppers, Clovis, (575) 763-7000
Deming/Luna County Crime Stoppers, Deming, (575) 546-7800
Chaves County Crime Stoppers, 888-594- TIPS (8477)
Grant County Crime Stoppers , Silver City, (575) 538-5254
Las Cruces Crime Stoppers, Las Cruces, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text to LCTIPS (528477)
McKinley County Crime Stoppers, Gallup, (505) 722-6161
Otero County Crime Stoppers , Alamogordo, (575) 437-200
San Juan County Crime Stoppers , Aztec, (505) 334-TIPS (334-8477)
Roosevelt County Crime Stoppers, Portales, (575) 356-8100
Santa Fe Crime Stoppers, Santa Fe, (505) 955-5050
Taos County Crime Stoppers , Taos, (575) 758-HALT (758-4258)