From the FULLERTON NEWS-TRIBUNE / Orange County Register
Fullerton resident Justin Hodson, a private investigator, has been named board chairman for Orange County Crime Stoppers, an Orange County nonprofit that allows for reporting of criminal activity through anonymous tips.
Hodson, owner of Fullerton-based Hodson P.I. Professional Investigations,has served on the Crime Stoppers board since its inception in January 2012.
The husband and father of two also volunteers with the Fullerton Collaborative, an alliance of nonprofits and individuals that, in part, provides a variety of resources to low-income families.
Crime Stoppers accepts phone calls, text messages and online messages, which are then forwarded to law enforcement agencies anonymously.
The Orange County chapter of the national nonprofit was founded by Patricia Wenskunas, victims’ rights advocate who survived a violent attack in her home in 2002.
As of Jan.15, Crime Stoppers has received 2,317 tips resulting in 322 arrests, according to the group’s website. Tips into Crime Stoppers also have resulted in recovery of property valued at $183,429 and the recovery of 25 weapons.