A tip to a crime hot line Friday led Modesto police to capture a man suspected of attempted murder about 20 minutes after the tipster called.
Officers arrested Daniel Pitts, 27, who is suspected of brutally attacking a customer in November at the USA gas station on West Orangeburg Avenue at Carver Road in Modesto, said Sgt. Rick Armendariz, a Modesto police spokesman.
Police said Pitts and two other suspects severely beat the victim, who survived the attack.
Pitts was featured this week in the CrimeStoppers' most-wanted list in The Bee. An anonymous tipster called the hot line after seeing Pitts in northeast Modesto. About 10 minutes later, officers found Pitts in the 3700 block of Coffee Road and arrested him.
Stanislaus Area CrimeStoppers is a nonprofit agency that allows residents to anonymously report crimes and people suspected in crimes. Rewards of as much as $1,000 are offered to tipsters who provide information that leads authorities to identify or arrest suspects.
Police ask anyone with information on a wanted suspect or featured cases to call CrimeStoppers at 521-4636.
Tipsters can e-mail tips through the CrimeStoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" and a message.
Callers to CrimeStoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.