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Annual Run Against Crime on the 31st

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 by Isa Baza

Guam - The 16th Annual 5k/2k Run Against Crime, which takes place on the 31st, will benefit Guam Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization which helps Guam become a safer place through teamwork between the community, law enforcement, and media.       

Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio told KUAM News, "When things happen you report, it, 10 or 15 years ago it didn't almost exist, but you get your smart phone out now and you can get a video or a photo of something that's happening, and hopefully transmit that information, not just to the Guam Police Department, but in some cases, remaining anonymous, through the Crime Stoppers program."

In fact, since 1985, tips to Guam Crime Stoppers have resulted in over 300 arrests, $2.1 million in recovered stolen property, and $1.8 million in confiscated illegal narcotics. Police Chief Fred Bordallo said, "These crime stoppers tips that we receive from the Crime Stoppers Program have led to a lot of closures of a lot of cases and it's a really big success and it's really effective so again, we really support and appreciate the Crime Stoppers Program."

However, the success of this program requires support from both law enforcement officials and the community. Crime Stoppers vice chair Divina Evaristo said, "Our main fundraiser of the year is our 5K, which is on January 31, it's also a 2k for the youth and any parents or adults that just want to do a 2K, as a beginner, it does start and end at McDonalds Hagatna."

Tickets are $8 per person or $35 for a group of five, and can be purchased at Marks Sporting Goods and Hornet Sporting Goods until January 29. Show time is 5:45 and go time is 6:30am. 

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