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Theft in Illiopolis

$11,250.00 Dollar loss.

  • 22 December 2017
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Hi, I’m Officer Matt Goulet, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

This week Crime Stoppers needs information about a theft of 3 concrete letters from the Illiopolis sign at US 36 and West Matilda. The letters are valued at $3750.00 each, for a total loss of $11,250.00.This theft occurred between 8pm and midnight on Oct 11th of this year. A vehicle drove up to the sign where the letters were loaded. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

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Armed Robbery

  • 18 March 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of theWeek March  17, 2016 Officer Mike Badger Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   Crime Stoppers is lookingfor help in solving an Armed Robbery which occurred at Family Video on South MacArthur Blvd shortly after midnight on March 7th.  In the incident, a masked white male subject,who had been hiding behind a vehicle in the parking lot, produced a silver handgun as he confronted an employee who was leaving the store. After taking the cash deposit, the suspect left in a vehicle which had been parked in an alley near the business. The suspect stood approximately 5’9” to 6 foot tall and had a medium build. The suspect vehicle leaving the scene was a grey four door sedan.  Call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427 if you have any information you have about this armed robbery. You can also leave a tip on this website or text a tip to us, instructions are on the tab on this page of the Crime Stopper website. Help us solve this armed robbery, earn a cash reward, and help put a criminal behind bars- call Crime Stoppers.    

Unsolved Homicide 2015

  • 11 March 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week March 10, 2016 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties Crime Stoppers wants to bring a homicide that occurred last year back to public attention as we seek to assist police in solving this senselless crime. On may 10th of last year Neon Bryant was leaving the Capitol City Elk's Club at Martin Luther King and Brown Street when he was ambushed by a lone gunman. police are looking for tips to identify the perpetrator and hold him responsible for taking this man's life. Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that we'll pay $1000 for tips in this homicide if they lead to the identity and arrest of the person who did it. We don't want to know who you are, you'll be completely anonymous and we'll never need to know your name. The $1000 reward will be paidin cash. Call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, text a tip by followinginstructions on this page, or leave a tip by following instructions on the tab on this page. This criminal needs to be taken off the street.

Aggravated Battery, Vehicular Invasion

  • 25 February 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of theWeek February 25, 2016 Officer Mike Badger Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   The Crime of the Week this week involves a battery to a cab driver which occurred at approximately 7:45 pm on February 20th. In the incident, a cab driver was parked in a parking lot at 9th and North Grand in Springfield. Suddenly, a black male who stood approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall and had a slender build and long dreadlocks, approached the cab and broke a side window out of the cab. The subject then struck the cab driver several times in the face before the driver could get out of his parked vehicle.    Crime Stoppers wants to know who was responsible for this Aggravated Battery and Vehicular Invasion and we’ll pay cash if you can provide information and it leads to an arrest. Remember all tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous, we don’t want to know your name and we’ll make arrangements to get the cash reward to you without knowing who you are. Call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, text a tip by following the instructions on this website, or leave a tip on the site. Help get another criminal off the street.  

Texting While Driving

  • 18 February 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week February 18, 2016 Officer Mike Badger Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   With our early spring-likeweather, Crime Stoppers wants to alert the public that Spring is also the time of the year that drivers tend to relax and fall into bad habits as road and weather conditions improve. Police respond to traffic crashes year round however, with the change in driving conditions, the causes of crashes also change. In good weather there is always an increase in crashes due to distracted driving, particularly crashes due to texting while driving. Texting while driving not only leads to more rear end crashes- it can and has caused severe injury crashes and even fatalities. Don’t make a mistake that can impact your life forever, don’t text and drive. Although Crime Stoppers doesn’t take tips regarding traffic and motorist activity, we are always looking for tips about ongoing criminal activity. If you have information we can use, call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427 or use our website, cashfortips.us. Help us solve crime in Central Illinois and please – drive safely.  

Armed Robbery to a Person

  • 29 January 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week February 4, 2016   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about an armed robbery to a person that took place on January 15th in Springfield.  At approximately 10 pm the victim agreed to give a person unknown to him a ride during the frigid weather that evening. After the suspect got into the vehicle, however, he produced a black semi-automatic handgun and committed the robbery. The suspect was described as being a black male under 30 years of age with a thin build wearing a black jacket and a black beanie cap. He’d been seen in the parking lot of Shop N Save on North Grand prior to the robbery.   If you have any tips about this robbery in which a good samaritan was helping a stranger, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427. You can also leave a tip on our website, cashfortips.us or you can text a tip by using the keyword TIP672 and sending the information to CRIMES.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000 for anonymous tips that lead to arrests, help us solve this crime.  

1000 Tips in 2015!

  • 17 January 2016
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  Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week January 21, 2016 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a series of burglaries and thefts at video stores in the area during the past several weeks. Break-in’s have been reported at Family Video stores in Sherman, Southern View, and at two locations in Springfield –one on West Lawrence at Durkin Drive in December and most recently on January 13th on South MacArthur. Some of the video stores were entered by unknown persons who stole cash from the business; others had cash stolen from the business. An adjoining business to the Southern View video store was also victimized in an armed robbery on November 26th after the video store had been burglarized in October. Police believe that these burglaries, robberies, and thefts may be related.  If you have any tips or can help police with any information about these video store incidents, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427. This website Cashfortips.us can also be utilized for leaving anonymous tips. For those of you who prefer texting, you can leave an anonymous text tip by using the keyword TIP672, then enter the tip information you have, and send it to CRIMES. Instructionsfor texting are also on this site. Tipsters can earn up to $1000 for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers today.    

Hit and Run

  • 7 January 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week January 7, 2016   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties   On December 21st at 2:45 in the afternoon a red Toyota Prius turned onto Madison eastbound from MacArthur. After traveling a short distance and changing lanes to get onto the Walnut street exit, the Toyota struck a motorcycle which was also eastbound. The Toyota continued eastbound and briefly stopped at the Walnut exit near Douglas Park before continuing onto the exit. Police are looking to identity the hit and run driver and hope you can help. The red Prius should have damage near the rear wheel on the driver’s side and we have a photo of the vehicle will appear later on the Crime Stopper website. The motorcyclist was hospitalized for injuries in the accident.   If you can help police locate the driver or the vehicle involved in this hit and run, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward. Call our tip line with any help you can give us at 788-8427. You can also text a tip by using the keyword TIP672, then enter the information you have, and send it to CRIMES. The photo of the suspect vehicle will soon be on our website cashfortips.us, check it out and leave us an anonymous tip.    

Shooting

  • 31 December 2015
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week December 30, 2015   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties   Springfield Police are looking to identify the person who shot a 36 year old male subject on December 26th, and Crime Stoppers is hoping to help. The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 at night at the 500 block of South State Street when the victim was returning to his home. An unknown suspect approached the victim from the side of the home and subsequently fired several shots at him. The victim was struck by two of the shots and is still hospitalized though the injuries at his time are not believed to be life threatening.   Crime Stoppers operates under the premise that “For every crime committed, someone saw or heard something suspicious and someone in the community, besides the offender, has the key to solve the case”.  If you can help police with any information in this, or any, criminal investigation-call Crime Stoppers. If you leave a tip and its leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1000. Remember, the tip line is 788-8427 or you can leave a tip on this website anytime. You can also text a tip, instructions for texting is also on this page.  

Citizen Property Inventory System

  • 23 December 2015
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week December 23, 2015   I’m Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties. This holiday season in place of telling you about burglaries,Crime Stoppers wants to tell you about an exciting new program that can help you keep track of your personal property and can help you recover your property if it’s stolen. This citizen property inventory system allows you not only to store serial numbers and I.D. numbers of property you own, it also allows you to store photo’s of jewelry and other personal property  on a data base you control and only you can access. The web site is reportit.leadsonline.com.  In the event of theft or natural disaster you can retrieve this valuable information for police reporting purposes or insurance purposes and it can help in the recovery of stolen items. A link to this valuable program is on this website at the bottom of the page and can also be found on the Springfield Police Department web site spd.springfield.il.us. But don’t forget The Crime Stopper tip line 788-8427 if you have anonymous information about crimes or criminals. You can also leave a tip on this page or follow the instructions to leave a text tip. We pay cash, up to $1000, if you can help get criminals off the street.

Campus Crime Stoppers

  • 20 December 2015
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week December 17, 2015   This week Crime Stoppers wants to take a minute to ask those of you who live or work in Springfield to support the new Campus Crime Stoppers programs which were formed at Lanphier, Southeast, and Springfield High Schools. These programs are run by students who want to create a better environment in their schools, a better place to learn, and a better place to enjoy their teenage years. The Campus Crime Stopper programs provide a means for students to anonymously report the criminals and violators who are responsible for so many negative things that go on in the schools. If you expand on that line of thought a little, consider what the existing Crime Stoppers program is already doing for the communities we’re a part of in Central Illinois. Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties has help law enforcement take thousands of criminals off the streets and has recovered millions of dollars worth of drugs and stolen property. If you know someone who is responsible for criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers on the anonymous tip line 788-8427. We all want a better place to live and prosper in, and doing your part in taking criminals off the street is a great way to improve life for all of us. You can give a tip and make our community better on this web site or by text if you don’t want to call the tip line. Text instructions are also on this site, and all tips are anonymous!       Though we take tips 365 days a year, we also want to remember the holiday season and wish the best to you and your families….                                                                                                           Happy Holidays from Crime Stoppers!
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