Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 10 December 2010 17:05
MISSION — Mission Crime Stoppers recently welcomed their new executive board members that assist the group in community outreach as well as support police in stopping crime.
New executive board members are Rene Flores, treasurer, Yadira Ramos, secretary, Randy Parez, president, Dianna Alaniz, vice president and David Escalera as historian.
The past board members and volunteers have worked countless hours throughout the year helping with community involvement and receiving leads that led to 85 arrests, group officials said.
To date, Mission Crime Stoppers has received leads that led to the arrests of five fugitives or violent crimes, 60 arrests for possession of narcotics, eight arrests for robbery, three for kidnapping, two for graffiti, five arrests for credit abuse/fraud and one arrest for auto theft, police said.
Mission Crime Stoppers also get involved with community policing events such as Neighborhood Watch and Campus Crime Stoppers.
Through Neighborhood Watch, residents are educated on what to look for and encouraged to report suspicious activity; Campus Crime Stoppers does the same with students at Veterans Memorial and Mission High schools. The students have the same responsibilities as the adults with their own board members and tough decisions to make.