Information about scams
December 02, 2021
If you ever wanted to learn more about scams that occur in Kerr County, here is some literature.
Extra, Extra, Read all about it!
August 12, 2021
Today, August 12, 2021 the Kerr Crime Stoppers Inc. board voted to INCREASE reward payments in instances where the tip leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a person in a case that originated in Kerr County or one of our municipalities. The amounts will never be public because each recommended reward is evaluated on a case by case basis. Tipsters could still be eligible for a reward up to $5,000. We give a special thanks to our board members for taking the time to consider budget constraints and the need for increased rewards. Report tips anonymously through our P3tips application, our website, or by calling 830-896-8477. Together, we can solve crime in Kerr County.
Kerr Crime Stoppers makes donation to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office
July 17, 2021
Courtesy of the Kerr County Sheriff's Office:
We’d like to share with you a quick story about our office, hard-working investigators, community involvement, and an online hazard to the children of Kerr County. Earlier this spring, the Kerr County Crime Stoppers funded a nearly $10,000 grant request for a Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, or “FRED.” This technology allows our team to recover evidence on phones, laptops, hard drives, computers, and more. Our FRED unit went into service in late March.
Less than a month later, our investigation team worked the case of a sex offender who had failed to meet the terms of his release. Devin Geller, 21, of Kerrville, failed to register, and upon further investigation, questions arose about Mr. Geller keeping true to the terms of his agreement. Through use of FRED, interviews, and other investigation, Geller was arrested and charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor, and Indecency with a Child by Contact. He is currently awaiting trial.
This case serves as a critical warning. First, to teens and parents, as online dating apps, emails, and digital means were used in this case to contact and further a relationship to the victim. Second, as a warning to anyone who uses today’s technology toward harming others. Thanks to Crime Stoppers support, the KCSO has stronger means than ever to uncover online crimes.
We thank both Kerr County Crime Stoppers for helping us with this need, and also the Kids Advocacy Place, for assisting us with the case involving Mr. Geller. Working together, we can keep our kids safe both online and in our county.
Photo courtesy of the Kerrville Daily Times
Kerr Crime Stoppers Donates to the Kerrville Police Department
May 06, 2016
On May 5th, 2016 Kerr County Crime Stoppers Inc. awarded the Kerrville Police Department $13,953.24 to upgrade and purchase new technology for their department. (pictured are Mr. John Grant and Kerrville Police Chief David Knight.
Speak Up for Crime Stoppers!
March 03, 2015
The first ever Crime Stoppers Legislative Day was held on February 23, 2015 in Austin. The focus of this day is to spread awareness of the impact of Crime Stoppers programs have across the state by contacting elected senators and representatives. Also, by communicating and engaging with local constituents the important work the local crime stoppers program does for the community.
Crime Stoppers Month
March 03, 2015
Each year, the month of January is identified as Crime Stoppers Month to raise awareness of Crime Stoppers' successes and to inspire other to become involved. Crime Stoppers has created an effective method for solving crimes and helping citizens take back control of their neighborhoods.
Since 1981, 1.4 million tips have resulted in nearly 200,000 suspects arrested and more than $1.4 billion recovered in property and narcotics. In addition to safer communities, Crime Stoppers has also helped create safer schools. In 2014, more than 150 weapons and $300,000 in illegal drugs were removed from Texas Schools.
Governor Perry issued a proclamation stating January 2015 to be Crime Stoppers Month.