Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s a way to protect yourself against identity theft and help St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers at the same time.

The 2nd annual Crimestoppers “Shred It Day” is Saturday from 10am till 2pm at six locations across the region.

Officer Lisa Pisciotta  is the agency’s director, “Volunteers will be shredding any of your personal information—stuff that you want to get out of your basement—things that can be used against you in committing identity theft. For example, an old card can be used by thieves to get your picture and information. This is a way to get rid of it through shredding, and it’s out of your house, out of your consciousness.”

Pisciotta says the cost is a $5 donation per box, with all proceeds going to Crimestoppers. It’s a big fundraiser for the agency, which offers cash rewards to anonymous tipsters who help solve crimes.

Saturday’s sites include: The Bridgeton Police Department (12355 Natural Bridge), the Maryland Heights Police Department (11911 Dorsett Road), the St. Louis County Police Dept. office at the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center in Fenton, St. Louis city police public safety office at St. Louis University (3523 Olive St.) and the Fairview Heights, Ill. Police Department’s St. Clair Square location (near Logan’s Roadhouse parking lot).

A sixth location, the former Macy’s lot at the old Crestwood Plaza, will not only be a shredding site, but police there will also accept outdated prescription drugs for proper disposal. 

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