CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It has been a successful year for Crimestoppers.
To date-- CMPD has received more than 1,200 tips from stories we've presented. Of those 1,200, police have made 220 arrests-- that's one arrest for every five tips.
This includes taking 29 weapons and $55,000 of drugs off our streets. Plus, it meant recovering $85,000 of property.
"We had a lot of armed robberies in the city," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson. "We covered a lot of them, and because of Crimestoppers a lot of them were solved."
One year ago, there were 1,800 tips and 248 cases cleared. Crimestoppers paid out $40,000 in rewards, but when the dust settled, police had seized 21 weapons, $356,000 worth of drugs and recovered $70,000 of property. That's a return of ten dollars gained for every one dollar paid for a legitimate tip.
"It makes me feel good those guns and weapons and bad people are not going to be on the street and be a threat to the people out here in the public."
Detective Cuthbertson attended this week's North Carolina Crimestoppers Convention in Shelby and was named state coordinator of the year.