It didn't take long for Secret Witness to catch on when private citizens joined with law enforcement officers in December 1987 to create the community crime-solving program.
The first payment was made a few months later when a Secret Witness tip helped solve the case of a stolen moped at Douglas High School.
More than $43,000 and 25 years later, Secret Witness is still going strong.
This week, Secret Witness was offering a $250 reward for information on an all-terrain vehicle stolen from a Gardnerville neighborhood.
In between there have been payouts for information in 125 cases from graffiti to …