Westminster Police Department
Public Safety News
Public Asks to Donate to Reward Fund
(Oct 23, 2012)
JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY: WESTMINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT & METRO DENVER CRIME STOPPERS
The Westminster Police Department has received calls and emails from people and businesses across the country asking if they can contribute money to a reward fund. Some people want their donations to be used as a reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the person responsible for the abduction and subsequent murder of Jessica Ridgway. A reward has not been offered at the time of this press release as law enforcement works with Crime Stoppers to collect donations and determine what level of reward could be available at a future date.
Westminster Police, working with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, has established a reward account dedicated for this purpose. There are several ways you can contribute to this account.
Contributions can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank and the Crime Stoppers website:
- Simply donate to the Jessica Ridgeway Benefit Donation Reward Account at any Wells Fargo Bank (9957483077)
- Wire money to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (routing number: 121000248 account number: 9957483077) Beneficiary: Crime Stoppers Program, Inc.
- By check: Crime Stoppers c/o Justice for Jessica, PO Box 40965, Denver, CO 80204 Memo line: Jessica Ridgeway Reward
- Online at: www.metrodenvercrimestoppers.com
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductable. “Tips received over the years have solved a countless number of crimes and it is our hope that a tip will help put our community at ease and bring justice for Jessica and her family,” said Mike Mills, president of Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.
Authorities urge the public to continue providing tips and information with the Police Department at 303-658-4336 or by email: PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us. Police recognize some tipsters may feel the need to remain anonymous. If anonymity is important, you can provide information directly through Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers can also receive email tips and text tips. For more information go to their website at: www.metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Due to the direct connection between the Ketner Lake attempted abduction on May 28, 2012, and the Jessica Ridgeway murder, this special account will apply to information that helps solve either case.
Background information: The mission statement of Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is to increase the safety of the Metro Denver community by assisting law enforcement agencies in identifying and arresting criminal suspects through anonymous tips. In addition, the Crime Stoppers program provides community education outreach related to crime prevention. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers gives the people the opportunity to provide information without directly speaking to police or testifying in court. Investigators need witnesses to help prove their case in court, but most importantly they need information that allows them to focus in on a suspect or a criminal. For more information visit the Crime Stoppers website.