Caller receives reward for Whitmire tip
The Crime Stoppers has decided to reward an individual who called in a tip leading to the arrest of Matthew Whitmire.Lt. Anthony Griffn of the Borger Police Department said that during the regular Crime Stoppers board meeting in the month of May, the board unanimously voted to award $1,000 to the anonymous individual who called in the tip to Crime Stoppers regarding the whereabouts of this individual, leading to his arrest. The money was later awarded to this person.Whitmire was arrested in early May after a standoff that occurred on Kiekbusch Street. Officers eventually made entry into the residence, locating him and placing him in custody. He was taken into custody on an arrest warrant stemming from ongoing investigations into several car burglaries in the Keeler Heights Addition.He was also charged with an on-view offense of interfering with the duties of a public servant (Class B Misdemeanor) during the incident.As always, Crime Stoppers and the Borger Police Department would like to ask and encourage anyone with knowledge or information in reference to any Unsolved Investigation and Crime; any type of Criminal Activity; and / or Outstanding Fugitives from Justice, to contact the Borger Police Department at (806)-273-0930 or Crime Stoppers at (806)-274-6371.Any and all persons calling in an informational tip to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous. However, anyone wishing to receive an award in reference to the tip are asked and encouraged to leave a working reliable contact number so that a Crime Stoppers Representative can contact the person at a later date and time in reference to reward information in the event that the tip proves to be a reliable relevant tip. Crime Stoppers offers rewards ranging from $50 up to $1,000 for reliable relevant tips and information in reference to any Unsolved Investigation and Crime; any type of Criminal Activity; and / or Outstanding Fugitives from Justice.