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Do u hav a tip 4 5-o? If you understand that text message, you probably can guess what new avenue Crime Stoppers and city police are using to get criminals off the street.

That’s right you can now text Crime Stoppers. To send a tip to Crime Stoppers, users simply need to text TIP170 at the start of their message, which is then sent to “CRIMES,” or 274637. The service is free, but users will be charged their standard text messaging fees.