Damascus Steel and Cutlery is Burglary Victim
Damascus Steel and Cutlery in Jacksonville, AL was the recent victim of a burglary. Over 100,000.00 in custom steel product was stolen from the business. Damascus is a famous maker of custom made steel knife blades. Custom made knife "blanks", or blades awaiting the addition of custom made handles, were stolen. Burl wood, used for custom made knife handles, was stolen also. Investigators believe these stolen items may be sold through local "flea market" or "antique mall" type businesses.
If you have any information about this burglary or the location of the stolen properity, you can call Investigator Philip Clark of the Jacsonville Police Department at 256-435-6448.
If you want to report anonymously, call CRIME STOPPERS at 205-254-7777. If your information results in the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for this crime you will be eligible for a CASH REWARD; and you will remain anonymous.
MAPCO Store's VISA Credit and Debit Card Customers May Be Victims of Identity Theft
VISA credit and debit cardholders, please be on the lookout for unauthorized use of your account. Credit card information was stolen from MAPCO stores operating in Alabama. Here is a link to MAPCO’s release on the breach to their system: http://www.mapcomartblog.com/security-alert-notification . Card holders, primarily in the Huntsville/Madison County/Tuscaloosa County areas, appear to be among the victims whose information was stolen. All debit and credit cards used at MAPCO during the breach are at risk.
If you have information about this crime call CRIME STOPPERS at 205-254-7777. If your information results in the identification, arrest and prosecution of person(s) responsible for this crime, you will be eligible for a CASH REWARD. And, you will remain anonymous.
Crime Stopper of the Year Luncheon/Fundraiser for 2012
Crime Stoppers held it's 2012 Crime Stopper of the Year Luncheon/Fundraiser on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Our event was a huge success. Local businesses, including retailers, law firms, banks and investment firms, joined with law enforcement agencies across several counties, to honor our Crime Stopper of the Year for 2012, Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale. The annual event also raised funds to support our program and allow us to continue to fight crime with cash rewards for crime-solving tips. We'd like to thank all of our sponsors who made it such a success.
Human Trafficking, Here in Birmingham
That Birmingham, Alabama has a major problem with human trafficking may come as a surprise to many citizens. Not to law enforcement, social service providers, or even legislators. Human trafficking, where vulnerable women and children are manipulated, threatened, dominated and abused into selling or trading sex to simply survive, thrives along interstate highways across our country. Where the highways intersect with cities the traffickers find a ready market to sell or trade their 'property'. For Birmingham, and cities from Los Angeles to Atlanta, I-20 is the pipeline that brings this thriving, insidious, sex industry to town. You can help. If you have information indicating human trafficking is occurring you can call your local police or you can call Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to person(s) being prosecuted for the crime of human trafficking you will be eligible for a cash reward.