The public is being asked to help supply information that could lead to the arrest of 14 registered and felony offenders in Wichita and Sedgwick County through a second Crime Stoppers Warrant Project, officials said at a news conference Tuesday.
The 14 offenders being sought have various offenses, including parole violations, registered offender violations and robbery, drug and sex offenses.
Wendy Hummell, a Wichita police detective and Crime Stoppers coordinator, said the offenders’ names were given to her from different agencies.
People providing information on the wanted individuals could receive between $500 and $2,500 from Crime Stoppers.
“The project was very successful last year, and we were able to clear one-third of the subjects that were featured due to this campaign,” Hummell said.
The project, which will run through June, is a collaboration between Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Wichita Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Kansas Department of Corrections.
“This initiative is twofold,” Hummell said: “To locate and arrest all the targeted violators and to bring community awareness to the Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers program.”
A digital billboard of the 14 offenders being sought can be seen near Kellogg and Washington and at www.facebook.com/CrimeStoppersOfWichita.SedgwickCo/.