Crime of the Week
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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about several commercial burglaries throughout Springfield, where taverns with gaming machines were targeted. Unknown suspects forced entry into the affected establishments and caused heavy damage to numerous gaming machines in an attempt to steal money. These crimes occurred after business hours, between Sept 1st and Oct 1st. If you have any tips about these commercial burglaries, please anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, or use this website, cashfortips.us, or text us by typing TIP672, then your message and send to CRIMES. If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest a cash reward up to $1000 dollars will be paid. Remember, Crime Stoppers never wants to know who you are, but we do want your tips about crime.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Commercial Burglaries

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about several commercial burglaries throughout Springfield, where taverns with gaming machines were targeted. Unknown suspects forced entry into the affected establishments and caused heavy damage to numerous gaming machines in an attempt to steal money. These crimes occurred after business hours, between Sept 1st and Oct 1st. If you have any tips about the...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking.

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an aggravated vehicular hijacking that happened on 9/19 around 10:10pm, at 1607 S 14th. A Pizza Hut driver was delivering food when 3 black males in their 20s forced the victim at gun point to the back of the house. The suspects threatened to shoot the victim if he resisted during the robbery. The suspects took personal items and then went to the front and...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Thank You!

 Hi, I'm Officer Matt Goulet. As my three year term with Crime Stoppers draws to a close (Oct 23rd), I would like to thank first The Crime Stoppers Board for allowing me to represent such an amazing group in its 31st year. I thank the media for allowing me to share the crime of the week in order to solve and prevent crime. I also wish to thank our sponsors and the residents of Sangamon and M...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Felony Retail Theft

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about a Retail Theft which occurred at Zales, 2501 Wabash, which occurred on 9/20/14 around 4p. Two black males were looking at diamonds for sale. The first was 5’10 average build,20-30 yrs old, wearing a pink plaid shirt and a pink hat. The 2nd was shorter, in his 20s, average build, wearing a red t-shirt with white “CMG” letters. Each grabbed...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Arson

This week Crime Stoppers and the Springfield Fire Department are seeking tips about two cases of Arson. The two cases occurred on Aug 26th around 1045p at the rear of both 1605 and 1717 Loveland. Two unoccupied structures had fires intentionally started towards the back of the properties causing approximately $40,000 dollars in damage. There were no injuries in either Arson case. If you have any i...

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