Franklin County Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization that provides rewards for tips that lead to an arrest for felony crimes, wants residents to know it now has several options with which to anonymously report a crime.
• Find the organization on Facebook by typing in “Franklin County Crime Stoppers” and clicking on the “Submit a Tip” icon.
• Text your tip to 274637 or “CRIMES”. Begin the text with the keyword “Franklin”.
• Submit your tip from a smartphone by downloading the mobile application “TipSubmit Mobile” to your smartphone.
• Submit a tip online at www.tipsoft.com (All personal information is stripped from your tip by the TipSoft server before it is sent to law enforcement.)
• Or call (888) 311-TIPS or (888) 311-8477.
Communities served by Franklin County Crime Stoppers include Ottawa, Wellsville, Centropolis, Pomona, Williamsburg, Richmond, Princeton, Lane, Rantoul and LeLoup, as well as all rural areas of the county.