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About our Program

Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc. was established in July 30, 2001 as Crime Stoppers of Alice/Jim Wells, Inc. with a partnership between Alice Police, Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Department and a group of volunteers.   The organization of this Crime Stoppers program was motivated by the murder of business woman Noemi (Mimi) Charles-Coburn who was shot three times as she was closing and locking up her computer store December 1, 2000.  The incident encouraged friends and family to raise funds for a reward for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of the criminals.  This effort initiated the first steps in officially organizing a Crime Stoppers program that began operation in February, 2002.   Two years later surrounding counties, Brooks and Duval joined the program and the name was officially changed to Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc.  May 4, 2004.


The concept has developed into a combination of efforts by local media, businesses, civic and social clubs, law enforcement agencies, and the public.  Donations for the operations of the program and reward funds along with radio and television air-time and newspaper space have established Crime Stoppers as an effective tool to fight crime in the Brooks, Duval, and Jim Wells areas.  The program is certified by the Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division.  This certification allows the program to receive court ordered probation fees from those convicted of crimes; therefore, rewards are paid from these court fees, no tax dollars are involved.


Mission Statement

The Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of  South Texas, Inc. is comprised of diverse, active and dedicated volunteer community representatives.  Our mission is to assist law enforcement in the fight against crime by providing a means of a communication system, 24 hot line 664-STOP (7867) or send a tip on-line at www. stxtips.com where citizens can remain anonymously and provide vital information helpful to law enforcement.  If the information leads to an arrest or indictment, a cash reward of up to $2,000 will be awarded to the caller.

Who is Involved

Cpl. Michael Hinojoza      Coordinator
Cpl. Margarito Perez      Coordinator
David Flores      Chairman
Vic Casas      Vice Chairman
Ofelia Garcia Hunter      Secretary
E. Nyleen Sebastian      Treasurer
Ana Alvarado      Board Member
Norma Cornejo      Board Member
Natalie David      Board Member
Esmeralda Lozano      Board Member
Olga Ramirez      Board Member
Guadalupe Trevino      Board Member

Police Departments 




Orange Grove 


San Diego 



Sheriff Departments 

Brooks County

Duval County 

Jim Wells County 



School Districts 

Alice I.S.D

Benavides I.S.D.   

Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco I.S.D. 

Brooks County I.S.D.

 Orange Grove I.S.D

 Premont  I.S.D.

San Diego I.S.D.

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