Officers from Durham Regional Crime Stoppers received a nice tip of their own recently when a local yoga studio donated money to the organization.
Csts. Gord Fleming and Mary Carr, along with Crime Stoppers volunteer Chris Scholtz attended Moksha Yoga Brooklin to receive a donation from Director Kerry Cruz and Manager Mel Cruz. The studio runs a Karma Class every Friday night, so the ladies decided to dedicate the money raised in the month of January to Durham Region Crime Stoppers, to coincide with National Crime Stoppers month. Moksha Yoga Brooklin has offered to donate the monies raised every January to the program.
“It’s great when members of the community are able to contribute to such a valuable program,” said Cst. Fleming. “Crime Stoppers relies on donations for our operation so we are very appreciative to Moksha Yoga.”
Since its inception in April, 1986, Durham Regional Crime Stoppers has received almost 23,000 hot line calls. It has been responsible for the arrest of over 3,200 criminals resulting in over 8,900 charges and the clearing of 3,178 criminal cases. These cases have lead to the recovery of almost $7 million dollars in stolen property and the seizure of over $70 million dollars in narcotics.
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From l to r: Csts. Gord Fleming and Mary Carr, Moksha Manager Mel and Director Kerry and volunteer Chris Scholtz (JPG file, 115.3K bytes)