LCSO gets donated vehicle from Crime Stoppers

Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader recently took possession of a new fully police equipped 2018 Ford SUV Explorer donated by the Multi-County Crime Stoppers organization, which serves Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto counties.

In October of 2014, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with Montgomery County and San Jacinto County in forming this Multi-County alliance and all three agencies have since worked hand in hand in furthering efforts to clear criminal felony cases in all three counties and have been quite successful.

The organization very generously made available to all three counties a donated vehicle to be used exclusively by their Crime Stopper Coordinators with the only request being that each vehicle be marked in such a way as to give the public information regarding Crime Stoppers and show that cash rewards can be given for information leading to the arrest of felony suspects.

There are approximately 155 Crime Stopper programs in Texas and they all are managed and staffed by citizens rather than law enforcement personnel with law enforcement serving only as Coordinators. The Multi-County program is funded primarily by probation fees from Montgomery County and San Jacinto County as well as public donations and fund raising events. From these funding sources the rewards for information leading to the arrest of felony criminal offenders are drawn, therefore basically what happens is that criminal offenders are paying to catch other criminal offenders with no cost, whatsoever to the tax paying citizens of our respective counties.

Sheriff Rader expressed his deep appreciation to the Multi-County Crime Stopper organization for the vehicle donation and has assured that the vehicle, which has been assigned to the Special Operations Division, will be utilized in such a manner as to further the objectives and goals of this dedicated crime-fighting organization.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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