Midland Crimestoppers Now Taking Text Tips

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - You can now text your tip to Midland Crimestoppers.

Just like their hot line, you will remain anonymous.

Midland Crimestoppers hope they will get more tips and they can help solve more cases, but that's not all the benefits of this new tool.

"With text messaging we can reply back to them and get more information, it's a silent way of reporting tips if it's not safe for the caller to actually make a voice call, make the call, and they can send a text message," Angie Valenzuela with Midland Crimestoppers, said.

The program is similar to the one Odessa is already using.

All the texter has to do is type a your message and send it to "CRIME" or 274637 then it will receive an automatic text message with their confidential ID number.