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Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers tips up, 39% drug related

Eau Claire County (WQOW)- More people are sending in anonymous tips to the Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers than ever before, and new data shows us what crimes are being reported the most.

Almost 750 tips. That’s how many the Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers have received since 2015.

This year alone the community has called in 168 tips.

Timothy Peterson said of those tips, 39% are drug related.

He said drugs are a huge problem in the county, and it’s just getting worse.

Officials said no tip is too small and can potentially lead to a big arrest.

“We got word that there’s drugs coming from out west that were going to be transported to the Wausau area. From the tip we were able to make an arrest on Highway 29, stop a vehicle in which a lot of drugs were seized, and two people were arrested,” Peterson said.

He said often police don’t know that information until you tip them off, so a call will never hurt.

All the tips are anonymous and you can even get a reward up to $1,000.

For more information on how to send in a tip click here. 

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee joined News 18 in February 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

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