Crime Alert Facts
20 Years of Dedication to Helping Police Catch Criminals
Private citizen Barry E. Rohrbach organized an initial board in 1998.
We’ve been the #1 CRIME STOPPER PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA in money paid out for tips that lead to arrests for the past 15 YEARS. Rewards are paid in the event of an arrest, up to $10,000.
An All-Volunteer Organization
No one serving as a volunteer on our board is paid. We use all the money that is donated for our communication programs that run all over Berks County. We ask for anonymous crime tips so our police have leads in order to arrest those responsible for crimes in your neighborhood.
How We Do It
The tipster is given a code number (the tipster‘s name is never used) that corresponds to the crime and the tip, then watches the news media for an arrest in their case. The tipster calls back, gives the code number, and is paid a reward in cash for the tip, with- out anyone ever knowing who he or she is.
What We’ve Accomplished So Far
To date we have 675+ arrests and more than $489,000 in reward money paid out to tipsters. This may have prevented a robbery at your business, a break in at your home or a drug deal near your child’s school!