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Community Shred Day Nets $3,615 for Crime Stoppers' Reward Fund

4/8/2013

April 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday’s Community Shred Day at LP Field netted $3,615 in donations to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund.
          
A steady flow of citizens took advantage of Shred Day at LP Field between the hours of 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  A total of 21,000 pounds of paper was dropped off as well as 90 pounds of unwanted/outdated medication.  Fifteen motorists visited an on-site booth staffed by the police department’s Auto Theft Unit and had their windows etched with small vehicle identification numbers as a deterrent to thieves.
          
The second of this year’s Community Shred Days will be held in October.   All donations from these two events go to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund, which, over the past 30 years, has paid out more than $545,000 to persons who provide information, often anonymously, about those responsible for criminal activity.  Contributions to the fund also come from area businesses and individuals.
          
Sponsors of Saturday’s Community Shred Day were Shred-it, a Securit Company, the world’s leading on-site document destruction firm, and the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs.

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Auto Theft detectives were on hand to etch vehicle identification numbers on windows as a deterrent to thieves.A steady flow of citizens came to Saturday’s Shred Day event at LP Field.