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Authorities one step closer to finding some of the Tri-State most wanted

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Your tips led to a man's arrest and helped local authorities get closer to finding some of the Tri-State's most wanted.

On Tuesday afternoon, 14 News held a Crimestoppers phone bank. While we aired photos, police officer's and sheriff's deputies answered your calls.

The phone was ringing off the hook all night with information authorities need to capture some of the area's most wanted criminals.

Their crimes varied, some wanted for not registering as a sex offender, while others were wanted for violent crimes, like domestic battery.

After putting together information they collected from your tips, officers and deputies headed out in search of the suspects. 

That led to the arrest of 55 year-old Bobbie Baltzell, who was wanted for a misdemeanor and violating parole. 

Officials say the night was a success and all of the information they got helps them keep our streets safer.

"A lot of people out there don't even know even have warrants. You get their faces on TV and somebody might call and say, 'Hey, I know that person,' or, 'I know that person is staying at some shelter.' It's important to get these people off the street. There's a reason why they have a warrant and they need to be taken off the street just for the public's safety," said Officer Chris Jones with Evansville police.

Authorities say they are always looking for tips. If you have any information, you're asked to call and report it. You can do so anonymously. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has a site that will make it easy for you to get information.

You can leave anonymous tips for deputies by clicking here.

Click here to see the most wanted in Vanderburgh County.

You can also search for active warrants here.

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