Informants calling the Utah Crime Solvers hotline have helped police solve everything from illegal water hookups to murder during the past few months.
It was a Crime Solvers tip that led to the arrest of a man accused of shooting a West Valley woman to death during a video store robbery in April.It was a Crime Solvers tip that recently helped Millard County sheriff's detectives find a man believed responsible for stealing more than $80,000 worth of property from motels in southern Utah and surrounding states.
Crime Solvers tips also closed cases involving the theft of a car in Riverton; robberies in West Valley and Salt Lake City; forged prescriptions in Salt Lake City; fugitives from Ohio; stole road signs in Logan; illegal water taps in Pleasant Grove; and a beating death in Jordan Park.
Several thousand dollars in reward monies have been paid by Crime Solvers to informants, many of whom chose to remain anonymous.
Editor's mpts: The Deseret News, in cooperation with the Utan Council for Crime Prevention, publishes weekly accounts of unsloved crimes as part of a statewide program called Crime Solvers. Readers with information about the "Crime of the Week," or any other unsolved crime, are invited to call Crime Solvers at 964-CALL or 1-800-972-CALL. Information is then passed on to local police. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the council for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the criminals involved. It is not necessary to give your name when providing information.