Enhanced Rewards

 

While Shawnee County Crime Stoppers does not offer enhanced rewards, the organization does accept reward money from citizens or organizations. Email shawneecountycrimestoppers@topeka.org with questions about enhanced rewards.

 

$22,000 reward offer – Mercedes M. Holford and Crystal D. Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An anonymous donor gave Shawnee County Crime Stoppers $20,000 to be used as an enhanced reward for information leading to an arrest in the double homicide of a mother and her 13-year-old daughter.

 

In addition to the $20,000 enhanced reward, Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $2,000, totaling a $22,000 reward offer.

 

On July 14, 2020 shortly after 1:45 a.m., officers with the Topeka Police Department were dispatched to the 500 block of SW 5th St. on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two deceased victims inside a residence with apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were later identified as Crystal D. Andrews, 37 of Topeka and Mercedes M. Holford, 13 of Topeka.

 

Topeka Police later released pictures of a person of interest in the homicide. Police are still seeking information about the person of interest and have released an additional video clip.

 

Crime Stoppers invites community members with any information on the double homicide to call the tip line at 785-234-0007, or visit www.shawneecountycrimestoppers.com. Tips can also be reported via the P3 tips app on your mobile device. The identity of all tipsters is kept strictly confidential.

 

 

$22,000 reward offer – John K. Waller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The family of a homicide victim has given Shawnee County Crime Stoppers $20,000 to be used for a reward leading to the arrest of a suspect in the John K. Waller homicide case.

 

Waller’s body was found on June 17, 2019 at 9:44 a.m. inside a residence in the 700 block of SW Wayne. It is believed Waller was killed between June 3 and June 4.

 

In addition to the $20,000 reward, Shawnee County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case, totally a $22,000 reward offer.

 

“We have seen enhanced rewards work in other communities across the country, including just up the road in Kansas City,” said Shawnee County Crime Stoppers President Angel Romero. “We are grateful to the Waller family for reaching out to provide these funds for an enhanced reward in this case.”

 

Crime Stoppers invites community members with any information on the homicide to call our tip line at 785-234-0007, or head to our website at www.shawneecountycrimestoppers.com. Tips can also be reported via the P3 app on your mobile device. The identity of all tipsters is kept strictly confidential.

 

 

$7,000 reward offer – Dwane D. Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An anonymous donor associated with Washburn University gave Shawnee County Crime Stoppers $5,000 to be used as an enhanced reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the Dwane D. Simmons homicide case.

 

Along with this $5,000 enhanced reward, County Crime Stoppers is still offering up to an additional $2,000, totaling a $7,000 reward offer. 

 

At approximately 12:46 a.m. Sunday, April 28, officers from the Topeka Police Department responded to the 1400 block of SW 13th in reference to a disturbance with gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim who was deceased. The victim of the homicide was later identified as 23-year-old Dwane D. Simmons.

Crime Stoppers invites community members with any information about this case to call the tip line at 785-234-0007, or visit www.shawneecountycrimestoppers.com. Tips can also be reported via the P3 tips app on your mobile device. The identity of all tipsters is kept strictly confidential.