Diamond Bar residents get $500 each in Report for Reward program

Four Diamond Bar residents each recently got $500 for reporting suspicious activity that helped the Diamond Bar-Walnut Sheriff’s Station apprehend three
suspected burglars.

The financial rewards were approved by a committee comprising Sheriff’s personnel and City staff under the Report for Reward program which went into effect November 15, 2013.

Report for Reward aims to help combat residential and vehicular crimes within city limits by providing members of the public with a monetary incentive of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of individuals who damage or destroy property while attempting or executing a residential or vehicular burglary.

The program is open to everyone; City and Sheriff’s employees, however, are not eligible for a reward.

To encourage wider participation in the Report for
Reward program, City staff and Sheriff’s deputies in late November 2013 met with Diamond Bar employees of  the United States Postal Service and the City’s contract street sweeping company to inform them of the program and guide them on how to detect suspicious behavior while out in the field.

Additional meetings are planned with other City vendors and area service providers in the coming weeks. Community groups who would like a presentation on the Report for Reward program may contact City Hall at 909.839.7000.

Residents are reminded that the key to combating burglary crimes in their
respective neighborhoods is to remain vigilant, look out for their neighbors,
trust their instincts, and immediately call the Sheriff’s Station if something does not look or feel right.

A phone call to the Sheriff’s Station at 909.595.2264 (9-1-1 if the burglary incident is in progress) is currently the only way to report suspicious activity as part of the Report for Reward program.

More information about the program, including answers to frequently-asked questions, is available on the City website diamondbarca.gov/RFR.

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