CrimeStoppers phone number repaired - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

CrimeStoppers phone number repaired

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - After five days without service due to a technical problem, the well-known citizens tip line to CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County was back in business Wednesday afternoon.

The line was disabled this past weekend and technicians from the phone company were unable to determine the cause. The problem finally was traced to corrupted hardware.

"We are glad to be back in full operation," said executive director of CrimeStoppers Buddy Chapman. "We've never had this problem before and now believe that we won't have a repeat of this particular gremlin."

Citizens can send secure and anonymous tips three different ways by phone call or text at 528-CASH (2274), and by secure email by going to www.528CASH.org. CrimeStoppers tips have helped solve on average two felony crimes a day for more than 30 years.

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