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Good Question: Crime Stoppers asks for your information, but not your name. How do you get the reward?

This weekend WKYT will host a telethon for Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.

The program offers cash rewards to people who come forward with information that helps police solve crimes.

Good Question: Wolford in Rockholds: Crime Stoppers asks for your information, but not your name. How do you get the reward?

Each week here on NewsFirst we bring you the crime of the week.

Many times its surveillance video that police hope someone will recognize and help them solve a crime.

Tamara Evans is our Crime Stoppers reporter and knows how it can work.

"Crime Stoppers is a very effective program. In fact, Crime Stoppers gets at least 100 tips a month," said Evans.

And those tips pay off like the one that helped solve a 2009 murder at a Shell gas station in Lexington.

It was an anonymous caller who gave police information that eventually led to an arrest and conviction for the shooting death of Michael Hanley.

In September Bluegrass Crime Stoppers says they solved 10 cases.

Just this year 107 have been closed and since 1987 they have been able solve nearly seven thousand.

If you have information it could get you a $1,000 reward.

Its simple you call, give your information, but not your name.

Many people wonder, how do you get that reward if there is an arrest.

Crime Stoppers says its easy!

"You then give your information about that crime and they will give you a code, they will never ask for your name, they'll just give you a code. You then call in on certain days at certain times and check in with your code," said Evans.

Ultimately police hope they can give you a reward, that means another case is off the books!

This Sunday from five pm to six pm you can join Sam Dick and Amber Philpott for the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers telethon to help raise money and keep criminals off the streets.


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