Crime Stoppers of the Keys just approved two more cash rewards for tips that led to arrests.
A young tipster at Key West High School is getting a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of the Keys after his anonymous information led to the arrest of a suspected thief and solved three cases of grand theft. Key West Police School Resource Officer Patrick Diaz arrested 15-year-old Corey Robinson on Oct. 12 for allegedly taking computers from teachers’ offices. Diaz was also able to get all of the computers back, he said. The anonymous information was key to solving the cases, Diaz added.
Officer E. J. Cuneo arrested Lynne Noble, 41, on Oct. 20 on two outstanding arrest warrants: one for failing to appear in court on a charge of using a false name and the other for violating probation granted on a conviction for driving under the influence. The tipster said Noble was working as a waitress at a Duval Street restaurant until 10 p.m. that day and described her in great detail. The tip was faxed immediately to Key West police. Cuneo went there at about 4 p.m., spotted her from the description and arrested her.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information resulting in a felony arrest and tipsters never have to identify themselves, even to collect the rewards. The civilian board of directors decides on the amount of the reward. Over the past month they have authorized over $2,700 in rewards for five cases. The tips line number is 1-800-346-TIPS.