Lubbock Crime Line pays out $6,500 in just 2 months - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Crime Line pays out $6,500 in just 2 months

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Countless cases have been solved over the years thanks to Lubbock's Crime Line, and Lubbock police hope to keep paying out as successful tips keep coming in. 

According to Sergeant Jason Lewis, $6,500 was handed out to tipsters in March and April, after they received 119 calls, texts or emails.

"We try to make it as easy as possible. Your identity is completely unknown. Nobody's going to know who called us or gave us information," Lewis said.

Lewis says many of LPD's arrests come from Crime Line tips.

"Somebody knows. When crimes are committed, nine times out of ten...another person knows about it," Lewis said.

The rewards scale from $300 to $5,000.

  • MURDER $5,000
  • TOP 10 MOST WANTED $1,000
  • BURGLARY OF HABITATION $1,000
  • AGGRAVATED ROBBERY $1,000
  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT $1,000
  • OTHER PERSONS CRIMES $1,000
  • OTHER FELONIES $600
  • OTHER PROPERTY CRIMES $600
  • NARCOTICS $500
  • FUGITIVES $300

"We only have so many detectives and so many offIcers on the street. Our call load is very heavy these days, so any help we can get is very beneficial," Lewis said.

On Tuesday, Tasha Lewis and Rachel Johnson were arrested and indicted on Aggravated Robbery charges, all because a tipster called in after seeing surveillance photos of the two allegedly robbing a Valero on the news.  

Lewis believes more valuable tips are out there, he just hopes the people come forward.

"There's another person that's out there that didn't commit the crime that knows about it. I would hope they would do the right thing," Lewis said.

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