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!