International Emergency Response Day

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Please join London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers at the annual International Emergency Response Day, taking place at the West Middlesex Memorial Centre on Metcalf Street in Strathroy on Wed. May 7th from 9am until 3pm.

Shred-It 2014

Bring your documents and important papers for on-site destruction!

Free service compliments of Cintas and London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers.

Saturday June 7th, 2014
Masonville Place
Richmond Street and Fanshawe Park Road

Prevent an identity thief from obtaining your information.

Petro Canada partnership with Crime Stoppers

During Crime Stoppers month this year London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers held a Crime Stoppers awareness campaign with the help of our new partner. They attended Petro Canada sites on Metcalfe Street East in Strathroy and a London location on the northeast corner of Wellington and Exeter Roads.

Members handed out fridge magnets with local emergency numbers and information leaflets on crime Stoppers and Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking has been an emerging crime across North America and in London there have been recent arrests concerning this crime.

Thanks to the dealers of these stations for their cooperation and to regional managers Tony Berends and Hasnain Abu Bakar for their assistance. While in Strathroy we were accompanied by Constable Steve Pommer of the Strathroy Caradoc Police Service.

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Crimestoppers ad brings attention to unlawful sale of Ginseng

What was once a "wild crop", harvested and managed by trappers, wild ginseng has now become an illegal cash source for organized poachers who dig up entire colony's of this plant without regard for the future. The dried root of the ginseng plant is currently in high demand on the black market in many urban centres. Wild ginseng is now an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (Ontario) and as a result it is illegal to harvest or sell any part of the plant.

The caption of the ad reads:

"It is against the law to harvest and sell wild ginseng.

Ginseng is a plant native to the undisturbed forests of Ontario. Wild ginseng is very slow growing and requires special conditions to survive. Ontario trappers have a long history of conserving this species. Wild populations of this important plant are threatened by illegal harvest for commercial purposes."

- Ontario Fur Managers Magazine

London-Elgin-Middlesex Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the public, police and media which provides the community with a proactive, non-profit, charitable Program to anonymously assist in solving crime and contributing to an improved quality of life.