25 years ago – 1996

Police officers say Crime Stoppers lives up to the program’s familiar promotional message – it works. Despite its success, financial support for the program is dwindling in Berrien County, according to St. Joseph Township Patrolman Paul Bailey, and volunteers are seeking community help. “We’re in need of money,” said Bailey, who coordinates Crime Stoppers in North Berrien County. “It doesn’t matter if it’s $5 or $10, it all helps.”