Public help aids crime convictions

By Anna Caldwell

IPSWICH people are working in partnership with police to stop crime - and they are doing a good job.

Statistics released to the QT revealed that 14 people were arrested on 30 charges in May as a result of information received through Crime Stoppers.

Officer in charge of the Ipswich Crime Prevention Unit, Sergeant Nadine Webster, said the outcome was positive.

"It is wonderful to see such tangible outcomes from the Crime Stoppers service," Sgt Webster said.

In an effort to encourage QT readers to use the Crime Stoppers service, the QT will publish Crime Stoppers outcomes each month.

In May, $19,049 worth of drugs were seized as a result of Crime Stoppers tip offs.

As well, property to the value of $1250 was recovered and proceeds to the value of $1210 were confiscated.

Sgt Webster said the charges laid included one of supply dangerous drug, two of produce dangerous drug, 11 of possess dangerous drug, 13 of possessing pipes and drug utensils, one weapons act offence and one of possessing suspected stolen property.

Sgt Webster urged residents to familiarise themselves with the Crime Stoppers number.

"You can remain anonymous and you may also be eligible for a reward," Sgt Webster said.

"Police would like to thank community members across the Ipswich district who report to Crime Stoppers.

"Not only are they helping police but they are also assisting themselves and other community members to reduce crime in their area."

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