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Crime Stoppers to host Great Algoma Lock Up

Thursday, May 01, 2014   by: Staff



Revenge is so sweet . . . and, so very charitable!

Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District Crime Stoppers is hosting the infamous "Great Algoma Lock Up" on May 29, 2014 at Station Mall (Sears Court) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Crime Stoppers invite all companies, businesses, service clubs, and institutions to participate, and in exchange for a donation, have someone from their organization "arrested."

You can arrange for actual police officers to arrive complete with uniforms, guns, hand-cuffs, patrol car lights flashing and sirens sounding!  Of course, a quieter, less visible format is also available.

“Crime Stoppers decided to bring back the Great Algoma Lock Up at the request of the community,” says Len Bailey, Crime Stoppers President. “This fundraiser uses theatrics and comedy to raise money for the Crime Stoppers program.”

The funds raised through the Great Algoma Lock Up will assist to:

  • RECOVER stolen property
  • REMOVE vast amounts of narcotics and weapons from our streets
  • SAVE hundreds of investigative hours
  • APPREHEND, prosecute and convict criminals
  • FUND our program in general

“Our goal is to have 20 jailbirds on the docket for May 29th and raise $20,000,” says Bailey.

You can help Crime Stoppers reach their goal and continue to provide a valuable service to the community, it’s as easy as locking up your boss.

If you are interested in participating, you can visit the Crime Stoppers website for additional information and forms.

Crime Stoppers staff is also available for questions at (705) 949-6300 Ext. 211 or


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Powerwise 5/1/2014 11:08:08 PM Report

"REMOVE vast amounts of narcotics and weapons from our streets"

Ya, more like: "remove a few grams of pot and a blowgun from some sperglord's basement apartment while the members of larger local crime syndicates effortlessly fund the purchase of properties and automobiles with the proceeds from their sales of crack cocaine and oxycodone".
S.Claus 5/2/2014 8:14:37 AM Report

This is such a great fund raiser for crime stoppers.

However, it would be nice to this same lock-up used to hold those actually committing the crimes in this city. Put these real CRIMINALS on display in station mall where everyone can see who they are.
Gurpy 5/2/2014 9:29:12 AM Report

S. Claus
I agree! Put the actual law breaker on public display! One little problem though, Human Rights would come to their rescue! Can`t have a criminal publicly humiliated! Might damage their sense of self worth, cause them to steal, kill or whatever again!
I for one am so tired of the tip toeing our society does around these people!
sunnie 5/2/2014 10:00:29 AM Report

Contrary to what the others on here are saying, I think this is a wonderful fundraiser. Looking forward to it.
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