Let's Keep Catching Fugitives!

$1,510 of $100k goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
Steve Ferdin
on behalf of Scott Castruita
 SAN JOSE, CA
Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper, and website that was founded in 1992 by two bay area police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. It features exciting stories on crimes and fugitives. Fugitive Watch has been credited with over 2,500 captures or solving of crimes. It has successfully combined law enforcement, local business and the community into an effective crime-fighting tool.

As one law enforcement official stated, “Because of Fugitive Watch, there are thousands of more sets of eyes on the lookout for fugitives”. Fugitive Watch has been featured on all the local news programs, newspapers and in nationally televised programs like World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Inside Edition and Unsolved Mysteries. It has also been endorsed and commended by California Governor Pete Wilson, the FBI and the entire bay area chiefs of police and sheriffs.

And now we need your help to continue keeping our communities safe! The way we keep our operation running is through donations from people like you who believe in our cause and want to keep their loved ones safe from wanted fugitives. Due to increased production and maintenance costs, we have had to cut back and are not able to reach our maximum potential. With your help, we will be able to:


1. Keeping Fugitive Watch up and running (current operation costs)

2. Hire staff to help us "work" the hundreds of daily tips we receive via email and phone calls with follow ups with law enforcement

3. Bring back our podcasts to increase exposure to audiences outside of Facebook and our website

4. Expand our reach to serve even more communities within the US and internationally

5. Train people to continue our work for many years to come

6. Establish a home base operation center for our staff members to collaborate with one another to locate more fugitives

7. Time required to validate warrants for arrest

8. Maintaining production equipment

9. Maintaining the website through our web designer and servers

10. Having multiple phone lines due to a large call volume and having the personnel to handle these tip lines


If you believe in what we are doing please donate what you can and share our campaign with your friends and family! No contribution is too small! We really appreciate your support! Let's show all these fugitives they can run, but they can’t hide!!

 

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Credits:

Fugitive Watch: fugitive.com | tip@fugitive.com

Solution X Marketing: solutionxmarketing.com | info@solutionxmarketing.com

Matteo Studios: msimoniak@gmail.com

News Clips: NBC

 

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We have captures in all major cities, every state, and even internationally. Below is a partial list of some of the capture locations.

City, State/Country
Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco, California
Fresno, California
Modesto, California
Emeryville, California
Sunnyvale, California
Campbell, California
Stockton, California
Union City, California
Los Gatos, California
Vallejo, California
Richmond, California
Daly City, California
Gilroy, California
Watsonville, California
Stanislaus County, California
Stockton, California
Los Angeles, California
Redwood City, California
Oakland, California
Colorado
New Britain County, Connecticut
Costa Rica
Sarasota, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Springfield, Massachusetts
Mexico
Montana
New Jersey
Akron, Ohio
Philippines
Azores
Portugal
San Antonio, Texas
Houston, Texas
Laredo, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Turkey
Pierce County, Washington
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Update 3
Posted by Steve Ferdin
3 days ago
Thank you to everyone who's donated thus far to Fugitive Watch!! With your support, our efforts in keeping dangerous fugitives off the streets is continuing! You can contribute to the campaign at gofundme.com/fugitivewatch
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Update 2
Posted by Steve Ferdin
2 months ago
Thank you to everyone who's contributed to our campaign thus far! We've gone over the $1k hump, let's keep it going! Your contributions go a long way in keeping dangerous fugitives from harming others! Because of you we are able to continue working hundreds of tips we receive with the authorities to keep all of us safe!
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Update 1
Posted by Steve Ferdin
3 months ago
Thank you to all of our donors thus far!! We truly appreciate all of your support! We are continuing to catch fugitives because of YOU!
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Rita Ridge
1 month ago

The lady with gun to baby looks like Stephanie Hayes from carlisle indiana

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Steve Ferdin
1 month ago

That was over 3 years old and needed at the time. We have tried to remove it for over a year. Someone is promoting it which prevents us from erasing it. We have sent many mesg to facebook and ony get robotic responses. Understand that facebook as ironic as it sounds is set up to have no human interaction. we talked to another user who as also concerned and was sending a letter on our behalf. So we hope that it will be fixed soon. Please understand you're request is important to us and we are trying.

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$1,510 of $100k goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
Created September 12, 2016
Steve Ferdin  
on behalf of Scott Castruita
DC
$10
Debbie Smith Culver
2 days ago
SC
$5
Shante' Cooper
4 days ago
1
1

Please everyone give what you can to this great program! Thank you for catching all these dangerous people.

KJ
$100
Kevin Jensen
16 days ago
1
1
DD
$20
Daniel Diaz
17 days ago
1
1
MS
$5
Muhammad Said
18 days ago
1
1

Keep up the good fight Fugitive Watch. OK everybody donate to support this good cause.

JR
$5
James Ryan
1 month ago
1
1

Wish I could give more. Come on people lets help this valuable program.

DE
$5
Debbie Esquivel
1 month ago
1
1

Keep up the good work. Thanks for all you do to keep us safe.

AW
$5
Aisha Washington
1 month ago
1
1

Come on everybody lets help this great cause. Thanks for getting those fugitives before they hurt more people.

$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
CA
$5
Claudia Archuleta
2 months ago
1
1

Keep getting those bad guys! Wish I could give more. This program deserves it!

Rita Ridge
1 month ago

The lady with gun to baby looks like Stephanie Hayes from carlisle indiana

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Steve Ferdin
1 month ago

That was over 3 years old and needed at the time. We have tried to remove it for over a year. Someone is promoting it which prevents us from erasing it. We have sent many mesg to facebook and ony get robotic responses. Understand that facebook as ironic as it sounds is set up to have no human interaction. we talked to another user who as also concerned and was sending a letter on our behalf. So we hope that it will be fixed soon. Please understand you're request is important to us and we are trying.

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