Crime Stoppers asks for help to solve murder of Pontiac man

Tremaine Newburn - 11 x 17 Poster - FinalTremaine Newburn a.k.a. “Mainito” or “Main.” was murdered on Monday, Jan. 17,  2011 on Pontiac’s west side.

The incident took place at approximately 11 p.m.  Tremaine and his girlfriend left their home at 84 Mark, going to the Sunoco gas station on Huron St.  On their way home they walked through the alley behind the Sunoco station.  An unknown male was also walking through the alley ahead of them, and was suddenly nowhere in sight.   Tremaine and his girlfriend exited the alley at Mark St. An unknown male came from behind a parked car, shot Tremaine, and fled on foot. Tremaine died the next day at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, now known as McLaren Oakland Hospital.

Tremaine was only 25 years old. He attended Bethune Alternative School in Pontiac.  Tremaine was newly employed as a security guard, assigned to work at Cobo Hall in Detroit. He is the father of two sons, ages 6 and 5.

If you have any information regarding this murder, we are asking that you help Tremaine’s family and make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or visit our website at: Or you may text: CSM and your tip to 274637. Your information is 100% anonymous. Or you may text: All rewards are paid anonymously.

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. If the tip that leads to an arrest is received by midnight of today’s press conference there is an additional $1,000 reward for a total of $3,500.

Crime Stoppers is the largest crime fighting organization in the world operating in 22 countries. Crime Stoppers of Michigan Tremaine Newburn - 11 x 17 Poster - Final operates in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, and Genesee Counties.  The mission of CSM is to empower people to make their neighborhoods, schools, and businesses safer through anonymous reporting of crimes.  The CSM tip line, 1-800-SPEAK-UP was created for citizens to anonymously report information about a crime. As an incentive, tipsters can receive a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.  A cash reward of up to $2,500 is paid for an unsolved homicide, hit and run or missing person.  A cash reward of up to $1,000 is paid for all other felony crimes.  In 2015, almost $90,000 was approved in cash rewards for tips that helped lead to arrests.



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