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Thieves Target T Mobile Phone Store

Four Subjects Grab Several Phones and Run

  • 15 February 2018
Thieves Target T Mobile Phone Store

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

February 15, 2018


Officer Mike Badger, for Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties


On February 12th the T-Mobile Phone store at Southwest Plaza on Veterans Parkway was victimized by a group of 4 persons who stole 8 cell phones and ran out of the business. The four thieves entered the store at approximately one in the afternoon and diverted the attention of the clerk before grabbing the phones and leaving the area on foot. This business, like most others, employs surveillance cameras and images of the perpetrators were captured. Crime Stoppers would like to help police break up this ring so if you know the names of these criminals or, if you may have observed the subjects running from the T Mobile store to their escape vehicle, Crime Stoppers would like to hear from you.

If the information you provides leads to any arrests, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $2500. It’s easy to leave an anonymous tip, just call the tip line at 788-8427. You can also leave a tip on this web page, or text an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, instructions are on this web page. ALL TIPS TO CRIME STOPPERS ARE ANONYMOUS TIPS, we don't need your name! 




Previous Crime of the Week

Burglary Attempted at Triple Play Gaming Parlor

Would-Be Thieves Force Entry, Leave Empty Handed

  • 1 February 2018
Burglary Attempted at Triple Play Gaming Parlor
Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week  February 1, 2018 Officer Mike Badger, for Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties. A burglary attempt occurred during the early morning hours of January 10th at Triple Play Gaming Parlor which is located at the 1300 block of Stevenson Drive and Crime Stoppers is hoping you have a tip which will lead to the identification and arrest of the perpetrators. Investigators from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office believe that the persons responsible for the burglary may have been interrupted while the crime was in progress and we’re hoping someone in the community saw something unusual that they did not realize at the time may have been a burglary in progress.  If you know who this burglary suspect is (pictured on this...
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Featured News

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. 



Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

View Suspects in "Can You Identify" tab on Springfield Police Department Website

  • 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 , , 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 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.


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.

Help support local Crime Stoppers efforts

  • 24 August 2016
Help support local Crime Stoppers efforts

Crime Stoppers brings a Crime of the Week to the public every week to remind you that as you are enjoying the freedom of living in a land that respects our individual rights and liberties, there is – and always will be - a segment of the community that attempts to avoid the laws which were created for our mutual benefit and the common good of us all. We offer cash rewards that help take these criminals off the street – and these cash rewards come from you through your generous contributions and fundraisers we hold.

Our hanger party, which is coming up on Labor Day weekend at the LRS hanger at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, is one of those fundraisers. We’ll always be out there helping to bring the criminals we mention weekly on the Crime of the Week and the hundreds of other law breakers, to justice. Please support our efforts and always remember the value of all of the tips that are generated on the Crime Stopper tip line with the rewards we offer through your support.

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