A gang-related shooting was solved after an anonymous call to WeTiP, according to a news release issued by WeTiP.
Anonymous information called into the WeTip crime hotline led the Fontana Police Department to investigate possible drug activity at a local residence last year.
Upon their arrival, police apprehended Eduardo Rodriguez, 20, of Fontana for his alleged involvement in a gang shooting in the 7700 block of Cypress Avenue on Sept. 30, 2018.
Rodriguez was also charged with assault with a semi-automatic firearm, use of a firearm, and violent felony.
Rodriguez was later convicted in San Bernardino County Court and sentenced to 19 years in prison, WeTip said.
The informant in this case requested a cash reward and can now call WeTip to make arrangements to anonymously collect the reward.
Nationwide, WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking more than 1,300,700 crime reports resulting in more than 17,000 crimes solved over the past 47 years. All calls and webtips to WeTip are anonymous. Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID.
WeTip offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction. Persons who have information about any type of crime can call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity, or log on to wetip.com.