CrimeStoppers tops again in the Southeast

Macon Regional CrimeStoppers was again the most productive CrimeStoppers unit in the Southeast. CrimeStoppers helped authorities make 399 arrests in 2008, most in the Southeast.

The unit is on pace for 450 arrests in 2009, said Sgt. Zac Self, the CrimeStoppers spokesman.

Macon Regional CrimeStoppers has led the Southeast in arrests every year since 2003.At the annual luncheon Monday, CrimeStoppers also gave a special recognition to retired Monroe County Sheriff L. Cary Bittick for his years of service in law enforcement that included a career with the U.S. Marshals after he left office.