BOARD PRESIDENT JOHN BELL HAS PASSED AWAY
November 22, 2019

On 11/22/2019, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities lost a valuable member of our Board of Directors.  It is with a heavy heart we announce we have lost our Board President, the Honorable Judge John Bell.

Judge Bell took over as Crime Stoppers President in January of 2018 and hit the ground running.  Judge Bell became an ambassador of the Crime Stoppers program, making every public appearance possible and encouraging the public to become more involved in helping to make their community safer.  Judge Bell’s promotion of the program saw incredible results through stats that showed arrests and cases cleared were tripled in 2018.

Judge Bell was instrumental in several fundraisers and activities which brought new life to Crime Stoppers.  His vision of a community involved program by disseminating information through media helped make the program more visible. 

As a Circuit Judge, Judge Bell was caring, fair and communicated in a transparent manner which created trust with those he worked with.  Judge Bell continued this with his Board of Directors and built a strong team with a leadership like no other.

I personally have been blessed by working with Judge Bell closely for the past two years.  Judge Bell taught me a great deal in a short amount of time.  I benefited greatly from his wealth of information.  I learned to be a patient and forgiving person and I see his loss as not just a devastating moment to his family, but to everyone he touched in his lifetime.  Judge Bell made me a better person and if given more time on this Earth, I feel he would have continued making an impact on others.  I’m blessed to have called Judge Bell a close friend and I’m very proud of everything he has accomplished in his lifetime.

The Quad Cities lost a champion of justice, a person who dedicated his life to making the community safer and always did so with a smile that showed his kind heart.  You will be missed my friend.

Detective Jon Leach Police Coordinator Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities.

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$20,000 REWARD OFFERED IN THE MURDER OF COREY HARRELL JR.
October 17, 2019

On October 31, 2018, Corey Harrell Jr. was shot and killed while in front of Moline City Hall.   No arrests have been made yet in this case and the family and police are seeking justice.  Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is offering a $20,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.  The $20,000 reward expires on November 27, 2019.   If you have information do the right thing!  Call the Crime Stoppers tip line 309-762-9500 or submit your tip using the free app P3 Tips.  All tips are anonymous. 
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COORDINATOR GETS COVETED AWARD
September 22, 2019

On Sunday night (September 22, 2019) at the Crime Stoppers USA Conference in Temp AZ, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities Police Coordinator Jon Leach was presented with the 2019 Marty Mamuyac Memorial, P3 Coordinator of the Year award presented by Anderson Software. 

 

Anderson Software is based in Nacogdoches,Texas, and are the developers of the P3 Tips and P3 Campus apps and tip management software. Anderson Software has been the industry leader in anonymous crime tip management solutions over the last 20 years.

 

Owner/Founder Kevin Anderson presented Jon the award in front of the assembly of many of the 310 conference attendees from across the United States, Canada, Guam and the Marieta Islands.  Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities’ Board of Directors Vice President Mark Carlson and President Retired Judge John Bell were also in attendance for the presentation.  John Bell says that “The award is well-deserved and that conference attendees are seeking Jon’s input based upon his ideas and commitment to the Crime Stoppers program.”

 

Anderson Software Vice President of Business Development Todd Wagner told us that: “This is only our second year promoting this coveted award. All Crime Stoppers programs in the US were invited to submit nominations.  Of all the nominations received, Jon was selected unanimously from a long list of highly acclaimed nominations.  His ability to accomplish so much – in so little time – was worthy of high praise.  We hope that more coordinators are inspired to broaden the reach of Crime Stoppers.”

Detective Leach is a 15-year veteran of the Moline Police Department.  He was appointed Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities in August of 2017.  Some of Jon’s accomplishments since that time include:

The implementation of the P3 tips software. This software is used by Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities to manage the more than 125 tips we receive each month.  The software includes a free downloadable app for citizens to use.  Jon also made it possible for all school districts in Scott County Iowa and Rock Island County Illinois to utilize P3 Campus (the school version of the P3 tips software) with no cost to the school districts.

Jon has formed a rapport with our local TV, radio and print media.  Through his efforts and the help of the media, our public awareness in the community has greatly increased.  As a result, the number of tips received and felony cases solved more than doubled in 2018 from the previous year.  And the rewards paid to tipsters whose information led to felony arrests quadrupled.

After 36 years of Crime Stoppers’ maximum reward being $1,000, Jon, with the agreement of the Board of Directors, raised the maximum reward to $2,500.  That amount has been paid out several times.

Jon, with the approval of the Crime Stoppers Board, implemented an officer trading card program with Moline Police and East Moline Police.  The Crime Stoppers logo and P3 information is on each card.  Officers pass out cards as they interact with youth in the community.

With the assistance of the Board and volunteers, Jon has raised money for the Crime Stoppers reward fund with various fund raising events such as a Golf Outing, Crime Stoppers 5K, and Paul McCartney ticket raffle.

Jon would say to all this, “It takes a team” for Crime Stoppers to be successful.  And it does!  It takes the media, it takes the public, it takes law enforcement, and it takes a supportive and active Board of Directors.  But without Jon’s dedication and enthusiasm, without his tireless work, great ideas, and most of all, his leadership, none of this would have been possible. 

The Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities wishes to congratulation Detective Leach on his award and for a job well done.

 
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CRIME STOPPERS RUN IS COMING BACK!
August 17, 2019

Great news!  The Crime Stoppers 5K Run is coming back!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00 am!  The run will once again take place in downtown Moline starting at Bass Street Landing.  There will be 5K run, 1 mile fun run and 1/4 mile fun run.  We are bringing back the 100 bicycle giveway for kids.  There will be great food and entertainment post-race.   Stay tuned for more details! 
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WE HAVE A WINNER OF THE PAUL MCCARTNEY CONCERT PACKAGE
May 31, 2019

On May 30, 2019 the winner of the Paul McCartney concert package raffle was drawn and announced on KWQC news at 4pm.  Our winner is Jim Dietrich of Silvis, IL.  He received two tickets to the concert, dinner at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse and a night's stay at the Stoney Creek Inn.  Congratulations Jim!  We thank everyone who bought tickets for this fundraiser.  It takes the support of law enforcement, the media and you to make Crime Stoppers work so well. 
 
We have a couple other events coming up. This Saturday June 1st is the Moline Conservation Club and Crime Stoppers free kids fishing rodeo at Riverside lagoon in Moline.  Registration begins at 7:00 am.  There will be food, fun and prizes galore.
 
The Crime Stoppers 5K, 1 mile and 1/4 mile fun run are back!  And so is the 100-bike giveaway!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 17, 2019.  Register now at getmeregistered.com 
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WIN A PAUL MCCARTNEY CONCERT PACKAGE
March 29, 2019

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities are holding a raffle fundraiser!  You can support Crime Stoppers and win an evening at the Paul McCartney concert, June 11, 2019 at the Taxslayer Center.  Tickets are $20 each.  The package includes two tickets to the concert in Section 107, Row 13.  It also includes dinner at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse and one night's stay at Stoney Creek Inn.  You know you want to go!  Drawing is May 30th, 2019 live on KWQC 4:00 pm news.
Click here to buy your raffle tickets
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CRIME STOPPERS HAS SUCCESSFUL YEAR
February 07, 2019

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities was extremely successful in 2018.  Crime Stoppers thanks our local media for helping us get the word out about unsolved crimes and law enforcement for investigating these crimes.  But most importantly, we thank the Quad Cities Community for doing the right thing and saying something.  You make it work!

 

2017

2018

Since Inception March 1982

TIPS RECEIVED

822

1,642

19,182

NO. OF ARRESTS

51

145

3,375

TOTAL CASES SOLVED

91

198

3,795

HOMICIDES SOLVED

0

1

14

GUNS SEIZED

0

8

62

PROPERTY/CASH RECOVERED

$15,578

$25,945

$3,448,040

NARCOTICS SEIZED

$30

                      $44,880

$3,243,603

REWARDS APPROVED

$7,600

$40,550

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REWARDS PAID

$6,475

$28,450

$364,240



WE HAVE A WINNER!
December 28, 2018

The winner of the 2003 Ford Mustang was drawn live on WQAD TV on December 28th. The raffle benefited safety efforts in our Quad City schools. CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL GRIFFIN OF FLOORCRAFTERS, MOLINE WHO'S NAME WAS DRAWN. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported our schools!
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RAFFLE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY
September 21, 2018

Raffle tickets are now available for your chance to win a 2003 Ford Mustang Convertible, courtesy of Sexton Ford.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.  The winning ticket will be drawn live on WQAD on December 28, 2018.
 
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit school safety at Illinois and Iowa Quad City schools.  Visit Sexton Ford, 3802 16th Street, Moline to see the car and purchase your tickets.
 
Crime Stoppers Coordinator Detective Jon Leach will take the car to school functions where raffle tickets will be sold.  
 
He will be at the following football games:
 
October 5, 2018 - Bettendorf vs Kennedy
October 12, 2018 - Sherrard vs Riverdale
October 19, 2018 - Pleasant Valley
 
Stop by and support school safety at your school!
 
 
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INTRODUCING P3 CAMPUS
September 17, 2018

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities has partnered with Illinois and Iowa law enforcement and Illinois and Iowa school districts to bring an anonymous reporting program to parents and students K-12.  P3 Campus will soon be available in every school district in the Quad Cities to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness.  Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities wants to increase campus and student safety, and provide students and parents with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns.

Students can use the new and free P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, alcohol, weapons or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others.  Each report will be sent to and addressed by school administrators and the school resource officer.

When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop or you can download the P3 Campus mobile app on your phone (use Apple Store for IOS users or Google Play for Android users) and make a 100% anonymous report in minutes.

The safety and security of students, faculty and staff are of the highest priorities of Crime Stoppers.  Our greatest safety net is the involvement of each member of our community working together to provide for the safety of all.

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FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
August 08, 2018


All are invited to a family-friendly first responders event on Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:30 pm.  The event will be held at 701 12th Street, Moline, Trimble Point.  A $5 admission fee will go to Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities and Special Olympics Illinois.
 
Wes, Paul and Barry of the Dirt Road Rockers will be performing from 1-4 pm.  Harris Pizza, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase and full cash bar will be available.
 
FIRST RESPONDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES EAT FREE.
 
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POLICE HOPE BILLBOARDS WILL HELP CLOSE TRUDY APPLEBY CASE
July 17, 2018

Today, the Moline Police Department in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities and Lamar Advertising erected, “Two Billboards for Trudy.”

 

The two billboards will be placed at 19th Street/5th Avenue and Highway 5 near Barstow Road both in East Moline.

 

On August 21st, 1996, then 11 year-old Trudy Appleby went missing from her home in Moline and she has not been seen since.

 

Over the course of the last, now almost 22 years, thousands of tips have poured in and interviews conducted.

 

On August 21st, 2017, the Moline Police Department named William Edward Smith, now deceased, as a person of interest.

 

The Moline Police Department believes that one or more persons participated in the crime and the subsequent cover-up regarding the disappearance of Trudy Appleby.

 

Relevant and pertinent information regarding Trudy Appleby continues to come in, but we are missing the last few pieces of the puzzle and believe someone with the last bit of information will drive past the billboards, come forward and complete this puzzle.

 

The Moline Police Department knows there are several people with critical information regarding Trudy Appleby but they continue to hide behind a shroud of secrecy.  We are asking the public’s assistance in removing their shroud of secrecy and bring Trudy home.

 

Anyone with information regarding Trudy Appleby is asked to call Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500 or the Moline Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 309-524-2140.

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CRIME UPDATE 07/06/2018
July 06, 2018


Listen here for this week's crime report on AM Quad Cities
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BIG NEWS! CRIME STOPPERS INCREASES IT'S MAXIMUM REWARD!
June 14, 2018

Since the inception of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities in 1982, Crime Stoppers has been paying out rewards up to $1,000 on tips that lead to a felony arrest.  Today, the Board of Directors announce that the maximum reward payment has been raised to $2,500.  This change will hopefully prompt more people to come forward with information that will solve previously unsolved murders, and other unsolved heinous crimes in the Quad Cities, making our community even safer. 

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UNCLAIMED REWARDS
March 15, 2018

Crime Stoppers has had an uptick in solved crimes in recent months.  The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors has approved $4,200 in rewards since January 2018 that have not been claimed.  If you submitted a tip and have not followed up with Crime Stoppers, please do.  You may have a cash reward coming.  Call the tip line 309-762-9500 with your tip ID number or use the app/website P3 Tips and enter your tip ID number and password to see your messages.  Lost your tip ID and/or password?  Call the tip line 309-762-9500 during business hours (Mon-Fri  8:30 am – 4:00 pm).  We may be able to recover it.  Thank you Quad Cities for helping make our community safer.
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EAST MOLINE POLICE SEEKING WITNESSES/VIDEO IN HOMICIDE 2018-000502
February 08, 2018

On February 6, 2018, at about 11:20AM, WILLIE MINOR (Age 29) is alleged to have shot and killed JON KEENER (Age 52) of Cordova IL while in the street in the 300 block of 15th Avenue, East Moline.  East Moline Police are asking for any witnesses and anyone who has residential and cell phone video of the crime to please contact them at 309-752-1547.  You can also call Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500 or Tap the App P3 Tips. Videos, photos and screen shots can be attached in P3 Tips.   East Moline Police Lieutenant Darren Gault stresses the importance of eyewitnesses coming forward even if they don’t think their information is important. 

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KWQC TV 6 and Crime Stoppers Teaming Up
November 03, 2017

KWQC TV 6 and Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities are partnering together to make our Quad Cities a safer place. Tune in to KWQC News every Wednesday evening for the Crime Prevention Tip of the Week. And tune in every Thursday live at 4:00 pm for the Crime of the Week and on line at KWQC.com. This week, we are seeking information concerning a shooting that occurred November 1 in Moline. If you have info, call the tip line 309-762-9500 or submit your tip on our app P3 Tips.
KWQC TV 6 announces partnership. Watch here.
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CRIME STOPPERS ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR SUBMITTING TIPS
October 24, 2017

CRIME STOPPERS OF THE QUAD CITIES PARTNERS WITH ANDERSON SOFTWARE TO COUNTER CRIME AND BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY.

New technology optimizes the tip submission experience and effectiveness.

 

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is proud to announce that they have recently partnered with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, to provide a more seamless and efficient way for community members to offer information to help solve and prevent crimes or other serious or life threatening matters. Anderson Software leads the industry with its latest secure and anonymous tip acquisition and management solution, called P3 Intel. This partnership allows the Quad Cities area to foster a relationship between law enforcement and the public to proactively create a safer community.

 

Tips were previously accepted as SMS text messages using a short code and a dedicated keyword. Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities will now be accepting tips by phone, the web, and by way of the new, FREE P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms, greatly enhancing the mobile tip submission process. Still completely anonymous, tips submitted through the P3 mobile app, unlike SMS text tips, have no length limitations and allow images, video, and documents to be uploaded with the tip. Anderson Software’s sophisticated encryption processes obscure any and all identifying information and provide assured anonymity for tipsters.

 

Even without the app, there is still an easy and secure option for submitting tips from any PC or mobile browser by going to qccrimestoppers.com. Of course, tips are still welcomed through calling our hotline 309-762-9500. Using whichever method, once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at qccrimestoppers.com and submit follow-up information, engage in real-time chat/two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.

 

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities feels that utilizing Anderson Software’s P3 Tips program will enhance communications with the public, thereby building a safer and more trusting community in which everyone prospers. To further show our value of tipsters’ contribution to the community, tips leading to an arrest will result in a cash reward.

 

Click here for more info about P3 via KWQC


Click here to download the app

CRIME STOPPERS WELCOMES NEW COORDINATOR
August 11, 2017

In June 2017, Moline Police Detective Scott Williams retired from the Moline Police Department and from his post as Police Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities.

Detective Jon Leach was selected as the new Police Coordinator.  Crime Stoppers looks forward to implementing the ideas that Jon has to propel the program forward.

He has hit the ground running and is working with the Board of Directors on the Crime Stoppers golf outing which will be held Monday, September 11, 2017 at Pinnacle Golf Course. 

Congratulations on your selection Detective Leach.

 



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