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Gang Shooting Incident at Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

Gang Shooting Incident at Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

Four Persons Suffer Stab Wounds During Incident

  • 11 May 2017


Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
May 11, 2017

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

The Sangamon County Sherriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident at the conclusion of a large party at the Illinois Building on the State Fairgrounds on April 16th. Multiple shooters were actively exchanging gunfire when police from numerous agencies were dispatched to the active shooting.  Investigators have determined that the incident -which left four persons with non life threatening stab wounds – began when rival gang members exchanged gunfire.  Surprisingly, no injuries resulted from the gunfire which occurred inside and outside of the crowded building.

Crime Stoppers is looking for specific information about those responsible for the stabbings and discharge of weapons and is offering up to two thousand five hundred dollars for anonymous information if the information leads to arrests.  To leave an anonymous tip call the Crime Stopper tip line at 788-8427 or leave a tip on the website cashfortips.us. Tipsters have nothing to lose and up to $2500 to gain by leaving anonymous information.

 

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Gang Shooting Incident at Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

Four Persons Suffer Stab Wounds During Incident

  • 11 May 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week     May 11, 2017

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

The Sangamon County Sherriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident at the conclusion of a large party at the Illinois Building on the State Fairgrounds on April 16th. Multiple shooters were actively exchanging gunfire when police from numerous agencies were dispatched to the active shooting.  Investigators have determined that the incident -which left four persons with non life threatening stab wounds – began when rival gang members exchanged gunfire.  Surprisingly, no injuries resulted from the gunfire which occurred inside and outside of the crowded building.

Armed Robbery to 'Just Left Inn'

  • 8 May 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

                                        May 4, 2017

 

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

 

Over the 40 year history of Crime Stoppers we’ve found several things to be consistent in nearly all criminal situations. One of those common threads of criminal activity is the fact that in nearly every case, somebody else - besides the perpetrator - knows who committed nearly every criminal act. Right now Crime Stoppers is looking for information about an armed robbery to the ‘Just Left Inn’ on South 15th Street in Springfield on May 1st . There’s at least one other person who knows who committed the armed robbery to the bar and patrons. With your help we can make an arrest in this case and we’re likely to pay a cash reward that’s more than the robber got in the hold-up. It’s certainly something to think about if you’re the one who has information about this, or any other criminal matter.

Remember, when you anonymously call Crime Stoppers, nobody ever knows who you are. If you have tips in this, or any other case, call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427 or leave your tip on our website cashfortips.us.

 

Residential Arsons in Twin Lakes

Believed to be Targeted Arsons, Not Random

  • 27 April 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 April 27, 2017

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

In the early morning hours of April 24th , the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to a home in Twin Lakes Subdivision where a fire was reported at the rear of a residence. The fire was extinguished after a short period of time; however, minutes later another nearby home was discovered to be actively burning. There are strong indications that these two fires were not random acts, they were targeted acts which have resulted in an arson investigation by the Springfield Fire Department and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Springfield Police Department.

Armed Robbery to Walgreen's on MacArthur Blvd

Lone Suspect With Handgun

  • 18 April 2017
Armed Robbery to Walgreen's on MacArthur Blvd

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 April 20, 2017

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

 

In the early morning hours of April 16th the Walgreens Drug Store on MacArthur Blvd in Springfield was robbed by a black male subject who stood approximately six feet tall and weighed 180 to 190 pounds. The perpetrator, with a red mask partially covering his face, entered the business with a black handgun drawn.  At the checkout area, he ordered the clerk, at gunpoint, to empty the contents of the cash drawer into a white plastic bag he brought in. He left the area, with cash, shortly thereafter running southbound. There were no injuries in the incident.

Increase in Burglaries to Vehicles

Many Vehicles Left Unlocked Overnight

  • 13 April 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

April 13, 2017


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


Recent weeks have shown an increase in burglaries to motor vehicles in several neighborhoods and subdivisions in the Springfield area and Crime Stoppers would like help in identifying the perpetrators. A vast majority of the thefts from vehicles occur during the overnight hours from unlocked vehicles. There have been, however, several thefts from vehicles in which items of value were in plain sight in the vehicles and persons used force, and even caused damage, to gain entry. In some instances police believe that individuals looked into the windows of parked vehicles only to return at a more opportune time with one or two other persons to break into the vehicles.

Fraudulent Check Ring Hits Central Illinois

Two Females Captured in Surveillance Video

  • 6 April 2017
Fraudulent Check Ring Hits Central Illinois

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 April 6, 2017

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

Crime Stoppers is looking for two subjects who have been involved in a series of incidents in which fraudulent checks were created and then cashed at several locations in Springfield and around Central Illinois. The total loss in these cases will be well over $10,000 when it’s all said and done, and Crime Stoppers wants your help to break up this crime ring. Take a look at the surveillance photos on this website (Cashfortips.us) and you can clearly see the primary suspects in this case. They’re both black females in their mid 30’s or 40’s who stand approximately 5’5” tall and have a medium to heavy build. Both have long black hair however one of them wears glasses and has two distinctive gold teeth with a gap between them.

 

Burglary in Rochester

Handguns Stolen

  • 31 March 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 March 30, 2017

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

Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a burglary that occurred at the 200 block of East Main in Rochester on March 13th between 10pm and just before midnight. The thieves entered through a rear door and were able to get away with several handguns and ammunition as well as a small amount of cash.  There was evidence from the crime scene and police have some leads to follow up on, however, more information is needed to solve this crime.

Kohl's Department Store Victimized by "Smash and Grab"

$5000 in Merchandise Stolen

  • 23 March 2017
Kohl's Department Store Victimized by "Smash and Grab"

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

Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a late night break-in which occurred at Kohls Department Store on Veterans Parkway in Springfield on March 19th. In the incident, 3 persons smashed the glass in the entrance doors, quickly entered the business through the damaged doors, and grabbed armfuls of clothing which had been on display. The suspects were in and out of the store in a few quick minutes and removed approximately $5000 worth of Nike clothing items from the business. The suspects left the area in a white sedan with the registration plate covered which had been waiting for them in front of the store. Police have made several arrests in similar smash and grab incidents around the Midwest and hope someone has information about this recent attempt.

Extensive Criminal Damage to Property at Villas at Vinegar Hill

Arson Also Attempted

  • 20 March 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 March 16, 2017

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

Crime Stoppers needs your tips to help police solve an arson and criminal damage incident which occurred at the nearly completed Villas at Vinegar Hill residential development on Allen Street in Springfield in early
February. Surveillance video indicated that 2 – 3 persons were involved in the incident in which the perpetrators extensively vandalized the buildings before using an accelerant to attempt to light the structure on fire. Although the sprinkler system extinguished the flames, damage was estimated at $40,000. Police are processing evidence from the crime scene however at this time, the names of the persons involved in this arson are not known.

Crime Stoppers Increases Maximum Reward to $2,500

Major Criminal Matters Now Can Pay Over the Old $1000 Maximum

  • 10 March 2017
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Crime Stoppers News of the Week

March 9, 2017

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

As some of you may know, Crime Stoppers recently announced that the maximum reward for tips leading to the arrest of persons has been increased from the old maximum of $1000 to a new maximum reward of $2,500. This new maximum reward is permanent and is not tied to any specific case or category of crimes. If you have any information about a serious criminal matter such as homicide or kidnapping, or crimes with aggravating circumstances such as those with youthful or elderly victims, or even matters pertaining to gun violence, Crime Stoppers now has an option to pay you an amount well above the old $1000 limit. As always, we guarantee anonymity to our tipsters- there is no way we could give out any information about who you are because when we take a tip anonymously, we never get your name.

So if you have any information about criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers  at 788-8427 or leave a tip on this website (cashfortips.us). Remember we want your information, not your name- and now we’ll pay you up to $2500.

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