Chesapeake Crimeline
Chesapeake Crimeline

Chesapeake Crime Line, Inc.   

Chesapeake Crime Line is a community based non-profit organization that partners the police, the media and the community in the fight against crime. We provide 24-hour, confidential access and offer rewards of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest of individuals wanted for criminal acts.


If you have information about any crime, the location of any wanted person, or the location of stolen property, you may use any of the following three methods to contact Chesapeake Crime Line ANONYMOUSLY:


Call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887)

We do not ask for your name
Callers are given a code number for later disbursement of rewards
Information is forwarded to law enforcement
After arrests, cash rewards are paid anonymously


Text CHESTIP plus your tip to CRIMES (274637)
Your phone number remains unknown
Your code number is sent back to you
After arrests, cash rewards are paid anonymously


Fill out the online form using SUBMIT Below
Code number will be issued after submission
After arrests, cash rewards are paid anonymously




Is Crime Line Successful?


In 2016, Chesapeake Crime Line received 556 tips. 347 phone tips, 150 web tips and 59 text tips.


As a result:

  • Chesapeake police made 48 arrests from Chesapeake Crime Line tips

  • Of those arrested, there were:  Felonies 129    Misdemeanor 36

  • Chesapeake police recovered $1,355 in recovered drugs: Recovered cash: $1,120 

  • Tipsters received $8,975 in reward money (none of which comes from local, state or federal funds - solely from funds raised by Chesapeake Crime Line)



Crime Line is successful because it offers the public a safe, anonymous opportunity to help police solve crime in their neighborhoods and also receive a reward for their effort! Often, without the guaranteed anonymity and reward incentive, many crimes might go unsolved.


These crimes were unsolved at the time this list was published. People featured may already have been identified, cleared of accusations or arrested. By the time you view this website, they might no longer be wanted. Please check with Chesapeake Crime Line to see if the case has been cleared. Never attempt to detain another person based upon these listings.


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