Welcome to VZ County Crime Stoppers
Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit community partnership that works with local law enforcement agencies to solve and reduce crimes within the entire county. Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous means for citizens to report crimes or the whereabouts of fugitives.
Through the tip line (903.567.7867) or submitting a Web Tip form on this site, crimes can be reported, anonymously, resulting in a cash reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrest. Crime Stoppers is a proven crime reduction tool funded entirely through public donations and fund raising. Tax-deductible contributions can be sent directly to Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers, PO Box 961, Canton, TX 75103.
When a citizen with information about a crime calls Crime Stoppers, anonymity is assured by a special identifying system. No one ever knows the caller’s identity. If the tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller receives a cash reward.
A volunteer Board of Directors made up of local citizens oversees Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers and approves rewards. Citizens are encouraged to attend Crime Stopper meetings, open to the public, on the second Monday each month (except holidays) at 7 p.m. at the Van Zandt County Criminal Justice Center on State Route 64 in Canton.
Crime Stoppers Offers Reward for Information
about Grisly Case of Animal Cruelty
Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person who beheaded seven puppies.
The horrific crime was discovered October 30 when someone who lives in the FM 90 area was trying to rescue a Great Dane found a food sack near the dog. There were nine dead puppies in the sack, seven of which had been decapitated.
Because of the repulsive nature of the crime, the Crime Stoppers board has authorized a specific reward for anonymous tips about who killed the puppies.
"This crime was beyond disgusting," said Kathy Smith, president of the Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers. "There are animal rescue organizations in this county that would have gladly taken unwanted puppies. These poor animals did not deserve to die such a horrible death."
The Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line number is 903-567-STOP (567-7867) or tipsters can also submit information online, from mobile phones or computers, at vanzandtcrimestoppers.org, where there is a special tip submission form to fill out.
The Wills Point Baseball Association ballpark (north near Juanita) was vandalized and burglarized in the past day or so. The concessions stand was broken into and fund raisin...g items stolen. The fields and park area had the trash dumped and other items destroyed. The Wills Point Police Department is asking for any information that may help identify suspect(s) and/or recover the stolen items.
These parks are for our kids. However, the thoughtless and criminal acts of a few have made it difficult to maintain continued operations. The items stolen will be money lost for the leagues and teams. The damage caused will require money to fix and again, losses to the kids.
Please take a stand against this type of activity and report anything you may know to the Wills Point Police Department at 903-873-2588 or to remain anonymous call VZC Crime Stoppers tip line at 903-567-7867 or submit a tip online at www.vanzandtcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $1,000 for crime tips that leads to an arrest.