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Threatening Notes Found at Glenwood High School

Notes Warned of Bombs and Shootings

  • 17 February 2017
Threatening Notes Found at Glenwood High School

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 February 16, 2017

 

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

 

Crime Stoppers is looking for information about incidents which occurred on consecutive days at Glenwood High School in Chatham on
February 8th and 9th. The incidents, which consisted of written messages on walls in bathrooms, were of a threatening nature and referred to possible shooting and bombing incidents on school grounds.

Although security and administrative officials took immediate action to safeguard students and staff, and nobody was physically harmed by the threats, these incidents disrupted the school day and impacted the proper educational environment which our students richly deserve. Incidents such as these are felonies in the State of Illinois and can be prosecuted with possible fines or jail sentences.

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Police Still Need Tips in Alaysia Bennett Case

Special $5000 Reward Offer Still Available for Information Leading to Arrest of Perpetrator

  • 10 February 2017
Police Still Need Tips in Alaysia Bennett Case
Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week February 9, 2017   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   Just after the first of the year Crime Stoppers announced that we’re going to pay a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, who were responsible for the shooting death of 19 year old Alaysia Bennett. As you recall, Bennett was an occupant of a vehicle along with four other persons, including a three year old baby, when she was gunned down for no apparent reason.  Detectives with the Springfield Police Department are actively investigating this case and following up on leads as they develop. We want the public to know that the $5000 cash reward is still in play and it’ll be...
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Special $5000 Reward for Arrest of Shooter in Homicide

Also Special Offer of Up To $2500 For Weapons / Arrests in Lutz Gun Theft

  • 6 January 2017
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Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

In recent years there has been a gradual, but steady increase in gun violence in our country and the loss of life continues to grow. On December 20th 19 year old Alaysia Bennett was killed when a barrage of bullets was fired into a vehicle occupied by her and four other persons, one of them a 3 year old baby. The senseless end of this young girl’s life, a girl who had a bright future ahead of her, brings focus on the dangerous state of affairs we are faced with in the world today- not to mention the near miss of an even greater unimaginable tragedy that could have taken place on that night.
 

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Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Reward

  • 17 February 2017
Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Reward

Crime Stoppers is increasing the maximum reward from $1000 to $2500 for tips leading to the arrest of criminals in Sangamon & Menard Counties. By doing so, we hope to address serious criminal matters by providing greater incentives for persons to come forward with information.

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Springfield Police seek help in most wanted list

  • 20 January 2017
Springfield Police seek help in most wanted list

Local authorities are asking for help in finding these people wanted for criminal offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427 to leave a tip. People also can submit a tip at cashfortips.us or via text message by typing TIP672 plus your information and sending it to CRIMES. Tips also may be called into U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force investigator Steve Gudgel at 306-6625 or detective Anthony McClenathan at 306-6869. Informants remain anonymous and are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000...

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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