In light of the death of the 16-year-old on Youngstown West side Tuesday night, 21 News is resharing a video about how Crime Stoppers works to help solve all crimes.

According to the Crime Stopper website, people who are in the position to help the police are reluctant to come forward.  Youngstown Crime Stoppers helps by providing a vital link between law enforcement and the general public.

Crime Stoppers has a secure telephone hotline, 330-746-CLUE (2583), to receive anonymous tips. This line is managed by a non-law enforcement program coordinator.

Crime Stoppers will assign each caller a code number to protect their identity.  At no time during the crime reporting or reward payment processes are you required to provide identification or reveal your identity.  

The anonymous program pays out thousands of reward dollars each to tipsters that lead to a conviction.

Crime Stoppers also offers an online tip submission form as well.