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Community Shred Day Set for Saturday, October 12, at LP Field--Benefits Crime Stoppers

9/27/2013

September 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The second of this year’s biannual Community Shred Days has been set for Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the main parking lot of LP Field.
          
Shred Day events are designed to help prevent families and businesses from becoming the victims of identity theft, while, at the same time, helping ensure the viability of Nashville’s Crime Stoppers Program.
          
Middle Tennesseans are welcome to bring all of their sensitive documents they no longer want or need to LP Field on October 12th, where the paper will be destroyed on the spot by a mobile high-speed cross shredder provided by Shred-it, a Securit Company, the world’s leading on-site document destruction firm.  The only cost is a minimum $5 tax deductible donation to Crime Stoppers per banker box of records.  All proceeds will go to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund, which is used to help solve serious felony crimes in the Nashville community.  
          
Detectives from the police department’s Fraud Unit will be on hand to pass out tips on identity theft prevention and to answer any questions from citizens.
          
Included on the same site will be Crime Stoppers’ Pharma Trash Disposal.  Metro police officers will collect prescription medications that are outdated and/or no longer needed and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.  This program provides consumers with an alternative to improperly disposing of medications in household trash or down the toilet.
          
Auto Theft detectives will also be on hand on October 12th offering VIN etching for a minimum $10 donation to Crime Stoppers.  VIN etching involves the use of acid to etch small vehicle identification numbers into every window of the vehicle and is a deterrent to theft.            

For 30 years, Nashville Crime Stoppers has provided an avenue for persons to anonymously report information on crimes and criminal suspects to the police department.  Literally thousands of tips have been received, resulting in the clearance of more than 200 murders, 741 armed robberies and 321 burglaries.  Those tips have also led to the apprehension of nearly 5,000 fugitives.  Crime Stoppers’ reward payout since 1983 totals more than $550,000.  The funds come from donations made by area businesses and individuals.  No tax dollars are ever used to pay Crime Stoppers rewards.
          
The first of this year’s Community Shred Days on April 6th raised $4,615.  Since 2010, Community Shred Days have raised a total of $32,725 for Crime Stoppers’ reward fund.                                                               

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Photo of a previouos shred day