LANGLADE COUNTY - Langlade County Crimestoppers hope people will use a new smartphone app to help fight crime.
Crimestoppers started in 2006. But it started using an app called P3 in March .
The app replaces the texting program that was previously used to report crimes.
"It's starting off slow but it's getting better, and as technology changes, the way for the public to report crimes gets easier," said Langlade County Crimestoppers President Kevin Schramke.
The program allows people to report crimes anonymously. But law enforcement reminds people that 911 should always be the first call if you see an actual crime being committed.
"It's not so much for crimes being committed at the moment, but for information on crimes that have been committed or if you know something about crimes, this is where Crimestoppers comes in," said Schramke.
Reports go directly to the police and the Langlade County Sheriff's Office.
If a report leads to an arrest, the reporter is eligible for a cash reward.
The app can be downloaded on any smartphone app store. Just search for Antigo under the Wisconsin location options.
THREE LAKES - One teenager decided to spend a day giving back to the Three Lakes community 18-year-old Maxwell Blanchard lives in L.A but always makes it back to Three Lakes during the summer.
Blanchard learned how to water ski and wakeboard in Three Lakes at five years old.
On Sunday he spent the day giving free water skiing and wakeboarding lessons.
"[To] get someone new out there to ski or at least get them attempting. It's always fun when you get the kids who are a little nervous out there and a little shaky, then they get out there and they love it," said Blanchard.
Blanchard said every year the water sports community chooses a day to give back and participate in "International Pass the Handle Day."
Kylee Swendson decided to help Blanchard this year with the lessons.
"It's great for everybody to get a chance to learn especially people who don't get the opportunity every day," said Swendson.
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