Crime Stoppers pays $1,000 to tipster in November homicides

WICHITA — The person who provided an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers leading to the arrest and charging of a third suspect in the murder of two people in late November has been awarded $1,000 by the non-profit organization's board of directors.

Three people — one adult and two juveniles — have been charged in the killing of two people found in their home in the 600 block of North Chautauqua on Nov. 25.

"This is an excellent example of how Crime Stoppers pays the maximum amount for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest in significant cases," Crime Stoppers Board President Jim Todd said in a prepared statement.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest in a crime. Crime Stoppers never asks for a person's name when they provide a tip about a crime or criminal activity.