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Crime Stoppers Closes A Great Year Serving Community

Over 120 Arrests FromTips!

  • 17 December 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

December 14, 2017

Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

As we close out the year it’s clear that your tips to Crime Stoppers are paying off at a level we could never have anticipated.  That success is derived from the support we’ve received from you, the citizens of Sangamon and Menard Counties who have a strong desire to make our neighborhoods safe places to live, work, and play in.

From your tips in 2017, 123 people were arrested and over $400,000 in drugs, guns, and cash was seized from criminals who thought they were going to get away with their illegal behavior only to find that their only gain was a county jail jumpsuit and three meals a day in the county jail or the Illinois Department of Corrections. On top of that, over $50,000 in property was recovered and returned to its rightful owners directly from tips. Crime Stoppers responded with approving over $36,000 in cash rewards to those tipsters. Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties thanks you for stepping up and speaking out in the fight against crime!

 

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SPD Needs your Help in Identifying Criminal Suspects Caught on Surveillance Cameras

Crime Stoppers to Pay Cash Rewards for Information Leading to Identification and Arrests of Suspects

  • 6 December 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

December 7, 2017

Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

In today’s world there are surveillance camera’s nearly everywhere and there are thousands of criminal acts captured by these cameras. Images of ‘crimes in progress’ have resulted in scores of arrests and most often make convictions almost a foregone conclusion. On occasion, there’s clear video images of the perpetrators, however, investigators are not able to identify the suspects in the surveillance video. This is where you can help.

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Sangamon County Fugitives

Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Rewards

  • 17 February 2017
Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Rewards

In 2017 Crime Stoppers increased the long standing maximum reward of $1000 to $2500 for tips leading to  arrests in most criminal cases in Sangamon & Menard Counties. The maximum reward for homicides, however, is now $5000!  These increased maximums are designed to further incentivise individuals to come forward with information in serious criminal matters. Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties is dedicated to assisting law enforcement in identifying and apprehending criminals and making our communities safer. 

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Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

View Suspects in "Can You Identify" tab on Springfield Police Department Website spd.springfield.il.us

  • 20 January 2017
Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

Local authorities are asking for help in finding people wanted for many criminal offenses. If you can identify any of the people whose images were captured on surveillance cameras and posted on the Springfield Police Department website , spd.springfield.il.us , take note of the case number which corresponds to the picture and call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427 to leave a tip.

If you can identify any of the suspects you can also submit a tip on the Crime Stopper website cashfortips.us or via a text message by typing TIP672 plus the tip information you have and send it to CRIMES. Do not identify yourself when leaving a tip, an anonymous tip number will be provided to you. All tips remain anonymous and are eligible for cash rewards of up to $2,500 if the information is not already known by police and it leads to an arrest. Homicide cases can lead to cash rewards up to $5,000. 

For a link to the Springfield Police Department's website click on the "READ MORE" button below. Once you are on the website, hit the "Can You Identify" tab.

IF YOU ARE THE FIRST TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS BY GETTING THE SUSPECTS IDENTITY AND CASE NUMBER TO CRIME STOPPERS, YOU WILL BE PAID A CASH REWARD. MAKE SURE YOU GET A TIP NUMBER WHEN SUBMITTING SUSPECT INFORMATION TO CRIME STOPPERS.

Seeking information on Washington Park vandals

  • 20 January 2017
Seeking information on Washington Park vandals

The Springfield Park District has been seeing a rash of vandalism at Washington Park over the past few weeks.

Derek Harms, executive director of the park district, said Tuesday that someone damaged the bathroom near the pavilion and broke into the tennis pro shop, though nothing was taken.

Construction equipment also has been broken into, and graffiti was spray-painted near the entrance to the park.

New Domino's on South Fifth Street robbed

  • 12 October 2016
New Domino's on South Fifth Street robbed

A man carrying a handgun and wearing a ski mask robbed the recently opened Domino's restaurant on South Fifth Street early Wednesday morning, police said.

Springfield police responded to Domino's at 2662 S. Fifth at 12:15 a.m. for a report of an armed robbery.

A store employee reported a man armed with a handgun entered the store through the back door and forced him to open the store safe.

After removing an unknown amount of cash from the safe, the robber fled in an unknown direction. No one was injured, police said.

The robber was described as a black man approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing all black clothing and a ski mask.

Cold Case Reward Program EXTENDED

  • 13 September 2016
Cold Case Reward Program EXTENDED

Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties announces that the Cold Case Homicide Enhanced Reward Program scheduled to end at the end of September 2016 has been extended for one month and will conclude on October 31, 2016. The special enhanced reward program offers a $5000 reward for any information which leads to an arrest in any “cold case” homicide in Sangamon or Menard County, regardless of how long ago the homicide occurred. Cold Case’s were defined as any homicide investigation in which all leads were exhausted and in which all witnesses, suspects, or persons with information had been interviewed with no arrest having resulted. In some cases, ‘persons of interest’ or suspects were established during the initial investigation however an insufficient amount of evidence was available to prosecute the offender. In those instances, prosecution could have been initiated with a key piece of solid information or the location of physical evidence to corroborate something that was identified during the police investigation. Although there were several tips presented to Crime Stoppers which were forwarded to investigators during recent weeks, none of the tips wielded new information sufficient to close a case. With this one month extension of the program, we are hoping that somehow new leads will materialize.

Don't forget about our Hangar Party this Sunday!

  • 31 August 2016
Don't forget about our Hangar Party this Sunday!

Click "Read more" to watch our interview on WRSP MarketPlace Team talking about the upcoming Hangar Party and please remember to join Crime Stoppers of Sangamon & Menard Counties for our 1st Annual "Take Flight in the Fight Against Crime" fundraiser, THIS SUNDAY, at the Springfield Capitol Airport located in the Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc. (LRS) Hangar, as we raise additional funds to fight crime.

The event will start at 4:00 p.m. with live music provided by two of the best bands in Central Illinois...The Deep Hollow and The Shenanigans.

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