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Reward Offered Regarding Tanya Rush Homicide (NYSCS Case # 2014-13)

July 22, 2014

New York State Crime Stoppers in cooperation with the New York State Police, Troop L Major Crimes Unit is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for anonymous information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible the death of Tanya Rush, a thirty nine year old black female who resided at 345 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. Her remains were found on June 27, 2008 in a suitcase on the South Newbridge Road exit ramp to the Westbound Southern State Parkway in Nassau County, N.Y. Any information, however insignificant it may seem, could help to solve this case.

Anyone with pertinent information is asked to call the NYS Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-866-313- TIPS (8477), which is completely anonymous or to go the NYS Crime Stoppers web site http://www.nyscrimestoppers.org and use the links to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App to their iPhone, Android or Blackberry and provide information to us directly from their phone. Through the app people can call our hotline direct or send us an email tip or photo tip. Information provided through the app is encrypted as well as anonymous and the source phone is untraceable. Both the hot line number and the New York State Crime Stoppers App can receive tips in English and Spanish.

Tanya Rush

Tanya Rush

Reward offered in John “Gus” DeFreese Cold Case Homicide (NYSCS Case# 2014-12)

July 17, 2014

New York State Crime Stoppers in cooperation with the Town of Ramapo Police Department is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible the Death of John “Gus” DeFreese. Any information, however insignificant it may seem, could help to solve this case.

At approximately 7:52 on Wednesday, April 24, 1985, Mr. DeFreese was found deceased, slumped behind the wheel of his 1976 Honda Civic along Brandt Road Road, a mountain road in Hillburn, N.Y.  The victim had been stabbed in the neck and throat with a broken beer bottle.

Any information, however insignificant it may seem could help to solve this case. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the NYS Crime Stoppers hotline 1-866-313-TIPS (8477) or to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App ( see this site for links) and provide their information. The App will generate a confidential ID number needed to collect the reward should the tip qualify for reward payment.

John "Gus" DeFreese

John “Gus” DeFreese

Vitim found in his 1976 Honda Civic

Vitim found in his 1976 Honda Civic

Come to Texas Roadhouse and Help Support New York State Crime Stoppers

July 2, 2014

Texas Roadhouse Steps up to make a difference. On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyone can be a crime fighter. How, by going to Texas Roadhouse, 181 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY or Texas Roadhouse, 390 Route 211 East in Middletown, NY and enjoying a meal.
Texas Roadhouse locations in New Rochelle and Middletown are donating a percentage of their food sales to New York State Crime Stoppers to help us fight crime. Everyone who shows up and has a meal is helping to fight crime and making their community safer. New York State Crime Stoppers’ two programs offering rewards for tips to help solve particular highlighted violent crimes or rewards for people who tell us who the heroin dealers and distributors are help to fight crime and save lives.
So come on out on Tuesday, July 22nd, have a great steak, or burger or many other delicious offerings at the Texas Roadhouse locations mentioned above and help us make your community safer for everyone, including our young people who are dying at an alarming rate from heroin.
Want more information about Texas Roadhouse in New Rochelle, including their menu:

http://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-locations/new%20york/new-rochelle

Want more information about Texas Roadhouse in Middletown, including their menu:

http://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-locations/new%20york/middletown

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reward Offered Regarding Assault on Police Officer in Mount Vernon (NYSCS Case # 2014-11) SOLVED

June 10, 2014

Leroi Bouche

Leroi Bouche- -APPREHENDED

Leroi Bouche- -APPREHENDED

New York State Crime Stoppers, working in cooperation with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that directly leads to the whereabouts, arrest and conviction of Leroi Bouche regarding the alleged assault of a Yonkers Police Detective. All callers can remain anonymous.

On June 6, 2014, a Yonkers Police Detective was assigned to work with members of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in the apprehension of Leroi Bouche. When the detective observed Bouche he approached Bouche’s vehicle and was violently struck by Bouche who was operating a motor vehicle. The Yonkers Police Detective sustained significant injuries, including a dislocated shoulder and fractured vertebrae. He is currently recovering in a local hospital.

After striking the detective, Bouche escaped on foot in the City of Mt. Vernon. Since that date a search has been conducted by members of law enforcement. An arrest warrant for Attempted Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer has been issued, and Bouche is considered armed and dangerous.

Citizens with pertinent information are asked to call the NYS Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-866-313- TIPS or may also go the NYS Crime Stoppers web site http://www.nyscrimestoppers.org and use the links to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App to their iPhone, Android or Blackberry and provide information to us directly from their phone. Citizens can call our hotline direct or send us an email tip, a photo tip or call the hotline through the app. Information provided through the app is also anonymous, the source phone is untraceable and the app is encrypted. Both the hot line number and the New York State Crime Stoppers App can receive tips in English and Spanish.

NYS Crime Stoppers Partners with Law Enforcement to Launch Drug Tips Reward Program

June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014 – New York State Crime Stoppers, along with representatives of the New York State Police and the Westchester County Police held a joint press conference to announce the launch of the new Rewards for Drug Tips Program designed to bring down the heroin dealers throughout the state. Heroin has become a serious problem throughout the state reaching epidemic proportions. Approximately ninety deaths attributed to heroin overdoses were reported in Westchester County alone during 2013.

A collaboration between New York State Crime Stoppers, the New York State Police, Westchester County Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies has been in the planning stage for the past two months. Although many programs targeting education, distribution of overdose antidote kits and other efforts are underway, removing the dealers and distributors from our streets is vital to reducing the affects of heroin in New York communities.

The Drug Tips Reward Program will pay rewards between $500 and $2,500 for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the drug dealers selling the heroin that is causing so many overdose deaths throughout the Hudson Valley and New York State. People with information about drug dealers and distributors selling heroin in New York State can use the New York State Mobile App, a free download or they can call the hotline number 1-866-313-Tips(8477) to provide their information. Either way, people providing information will remain anonymous.

New York State Crime Stoppers is actively seeking sponsors from the business community to help fund the Drug Tips Reward Program. Business owners who wish to partner with New York State Crime Stoppers and help save our young people should contact us through the information on this Web Site at http://www.nyscrimestoppers.org/contact-us/.

More information about the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App and New York State Crime Stoppers can be found on this Web Site.

(NYSCS Case #2014-10) Reward Offered Regarding Whereabouts of Murder Suspect

April 24, 2014

New York State Crime Stoppers, in cooperation with the Town of Haverstraw Police Department is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the whereabouts, arrest and conviction Eugene Palmer, wanted for the alleged murder of his daughter-in-law.

Eugene Palmer wanted for the murder of his daughter-in-law

Eugene Palmer wanted for the murder of his daughter-in-law

On September 24, 2012, Eugene Palmer is alleged to have shot his daughter-in-law, Tammy Palmer, to death during a dispute. Eugene Palmer, her 74 year old father-in-law has been a fugitive ever since.

Citizens with pertinent information are asked to call the NYS Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-866-313- TIPS and may also go the NYS Crime Stoppers web site http://www.nyscrimestoppers.org and use the links to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App to their iPhone, Android or Blackberry and provide information to us directly from their phone. Citizens can call our hotline direct or send us an email tip or photo tip through the app. Information provided through the app is also anonymous and the source phone is untraceable and the app is encrypted. Both the hot line number and the New York State Crime Stoppers app can receive tips in English and Spanish.

Reward Still Being Offered on Anniversary of the Murder of Sabrina Rasa

March 26, 2014

Sabrina RasaNew York State Crime Stoppers is, in cooperation with the New York State Police Troop K Major Crimes, is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that directly leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible the Death of Sabrina Rasa. Any information, however insignificant it may seem, could help to solve this case. On the anniversary of her death, New York State Crime Stoppers is reminding anyone who may have information about this crime that the reward is still available.

Sabrina Rasa, a thirty-nine year old female was found deceased on Friday, March 27, 2009, behind a vacant building at the Montrose Veterans Affairs Hospital grounds in Cortlandt, N.Y. This year marks the fifth anniversary of her death and New York State Crime Stoppers is re-issuing the reward for information regarding this case.

Citizens with pertinent information are asked to call the NYS Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-866-313- TIPS and may also go the NYS Crime Stoppers web site http://www.nyscrimestoppers.org and use the links to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App to their iPhone, Android or Blackberry and provide information to us directly from their phone. Citizens can call our hotline direct or send us an email tip or photo tip through the app. Information provided through the app is also anonymous and the source phone is untraceable and the app is encrypted. Both the hot line number and the New York State Crime Stoppers app can receive tips in English and Spanish.

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