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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Three Businesses Burglarized in Early Morning Hours of September 7

Crime Stoppers Seeking Information on Sterling Raye-Washington Homicide

Up To $5000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Suspects

  • 19 April 2018
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

April 19, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties.

 

On January 25th after 2 a.m. 23-year-old Sterling Raye-Washington was shot and killed, and a female was wounded by at least two intruders in his home. Detectives from the Springfield Police Department are examining evidence and are actively pursuing leads and persons of interest in the investigation. Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that we’ll pay up to five thousand dollars to anybody who comes forward with information that helps police conclude their investigation and make arrests in this case. There are multiple suspects, and even if only one of them is identified from your tip, the $5000 reward is in play.

Remember, all tips to Crime Stoppers are 100% anonymous; we never get the identity of those calling in and we guarantee that tipsters are paid in cash if the information is used to make an arrest. Make your anonymous call with information to the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427 any time or leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stopper website Cashfortips.us.  This is a case in which new information could be the vital link leading to an arrest.

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Couple Commit Home Invasion on Oak Lane Road in September 2017

Arrest Warrant Obtained for Suspect Keyanna L Richards, Police Seeking Her Whereabouts

  • 12 April 2018
Couple Commit Home Invasion on Oak Lane Road in September 2017

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

April 12, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties

On a September evening last fall a home invasion occurred at a mobile home park on Oak Lane Road in Riverton. In the incident an adult male was watching tv when two subjects suddenly and unexpectantly entered his mobile home. One intruder was a black male who used a drill to batter the victim at the area of his head and face. A black female was also involved in the crime. The perpetrators left with two flat screen tv’s and a cell phone. The victim was hospitalized and has since recovered from his injuries.

The investigation by the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office established that 23 year old Keyanna L. Richards was the female who was involved in the incident and an arrest warrant for Home Invasion, Burglary, Theft and other charges was issued. Police are seeking the whereabouts of Richards and need your help. Crime stoppers will pay a cash reward if you have information which helps police locate Richards to affect an arrest. Call the anonymous tip line at 788-8427 or leave a tip on our website Cashfortips.us.

Fake Money Used in Social Media Web Sales

Look-a-like Money is Worthless, Numerous Area Residents Victimized

  • 4 April 2018
Fake Money Used in Social Media Web Sales

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
April 5, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, for Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties.

In the past Crime Stoppers has advised you about some of the dangers in transactions that originate on social media sites such as Facebook or Craig’s list. This week I want to focus on worthless money sellers have received in many of these transactions. At first glance the bills look like real U.S. currency however; on closer examination it’s evident that the money is not real. There are two main types of deceptive look-a-like money; One form is commonly referred to as Chinese money because it has pink Chinese symbols on the face and back of the US bills. Another fraudulent form is called movie money because it states on the front “Motion Picture Use Only”. The “motion picture use” phrase blends into the bill and deceives the unknowing victim. You can see examples of this worthless fake currency on the Crime Stoppers website Cashfortips.us.

 

If you have any information about persons involved in passing invalid money, give Crime Stoppers a call and you'll earn cash reward if your information leads to an arrest. Call the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427 or leave an anonymous tip on this website (Cashfortips.us). 

 

County Market on Sixth Street Robbed

Suspect Displayed Large Knife in 1 AM Robbery

  • 29 March 2018
County Market on Sixth Street Robbed

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

March 29, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties.

 

On March 21 shortly after 1 AM Springfield Police responded to an armed robbery at the County Market store on South 6th Street. In the incident, a white male in his 20’s, who was wearing a bright yellow hooded sweatshirt and a faded black or grey carhart style coat with maroon pants, brandished a large knife while in a checkout lane. He was able to escape with the cash drawer after threatening the clerk. The suspect stood approximately 5’ 5” inches tall with a thin build and had dark hair. After grabbing the cash drawer, the suspect left southbound on foot.

 Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2500 if you have   information that leads police in the right direction to make an arrest.  You can anonymously leave a tip on the Crime Stopper website cashfortips.us  or you can call the tip line any time of the day or night. The anonymous phone number is 788-8427. You can also leave a tip while you are on the Crime Stopper website or text your tip to us by following the instructions on the right side of the home page of the  website. Your tips lead to dozens of arrests every year, call Crime Stoppers today!

 

County Market on Sixth Street Robbed

Suspect Displayed Large Knife in 1 AM Robbery

  • 29 March 2018
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

March 29, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties.

 

On March 21 shortly after 1 AM Springfield Police responded to an armed robbery at the County Market store on South 6th Street. In the incident, a white male in his 20’s who was wearing a bright yellow hooded sweatshirt   and a faded black or grey carhart style coat with maroon pants produced a large knife while in a checkout lane and was able to escape with the cash drawer after threatening the clerk. The suspect stood approximately 5’ 5” inches tall with a thin build and had dark hair. After grabbing the cash drawer, the suspect left southbound on foot.

 
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2500 if you have   information that leads police in the right direction to make an arrest.  You can anonymously leave a tip on the Crime Stopper website cashfortips.us  or you can call the tip line any time of the day or night. The anonymous phone number is 788-8427. You can also leave a tip on the Crime Stopper website Cashfortips.us or text your tip to us by following the instructions on the website. Your tips lead to dozens of arrests every year, call Crime Stoppers today!

 

Five Million Dollar Bond Set For Homicide Suspect

Police Seeking Whereabouts of Keshon McClinton

  • 15 March 2018
Five Million Dollar Bond Set For Homicide Suspect

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 March 15, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties.

An investigation into the shooting of Javonne Harris on April 9th at the FasMart Service Station at 2900 South Grand Avenue in Springfield has led police to identify the shooting suspect as 18-year-old Keshon McClinton. A five-million-dollar bond arrest warrant for First Degree Murder and other charges has been issued for McClinton and Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward if you can provide information that leads to his apprehension and arrest. He’s described as being 6’3” tall and he weighs approximately 156 pounds. Police believe he has ties to the Springfield and Chicago areas. Police urge you not to take any action on your own to apprehend McClinton, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously and the information will be forwarded to the nearest law enforcement agency to make the arrest.

 

The Crime Stopper tip line can be accessed anytime of the day or night at 788-8427 and tips can be left on the website Cashfortips.us. You can also text information anonymously by using the keyword TIP672, entering the information you want to get to police, and sending it to CRIMES. Help police make an arrest to get this suspect off the streets

Seeking information on growing graffiti problem

  • 8 March 2018
Seeking information on growing graffiti problem

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

Police have taken several reports of unknown persons spray painting graffiti images and symbols on several buildings and vehicles in the Springfield area in the past few weeks and Crime Stoppers hopes your tips will lead to the identification of the culprit. Graffiti is an age old form of vandalism that debases the aesthetics of an area and contributes to a decline in any community in which it presents itself. It also creates a burden on individual victims and neighborhood residents who are forced to spend their time and money in cleanup efforts to erase the damage caused by those who engage in this criminal public nuisance.

Crime Stoppers Offers Help in Reporting Suspicious Activity in Schools

Report Potential School Threats to School Administrators, Law Enforcement, or Crime Stoppers

  • 1 March 2018
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 March 1, 2018

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

With the recent school shooting tragedy in Parkland Florida following several other senseless incidents in which our country which has lost dozens of innocent children, Crime Stoppers wants to point out that in many cases there were clues or indicators that could have prevented the shootings- and that information hadn’t been relayed to authorities. In some situations those with knowledge- many of them students themselves- didn’t know who to give the information to or they didn’t want to give their name because they just weren’t certain that the threat was real. Crime Stoppers feels we can help address these concerns by offering anonymity to any caller who calls with information about someone who may pose a life-threatening danger in any school in our area.

We already have Campus Crime Stopper Program in the District 186 high Schools but we want to get the word out that anybody with information can call the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427 anytime of any day. By working together we could curtail a crisis in our area.

 

Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Suspect Armed With Chrome Semi-Automatic Handgun

  • 26 February 2018
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Crimes Stoppers Crime of the Week

February 22, 2018

Officer Matt Goulet, Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties.

For every crime that occurs it’s been established that someone, besides the perpetrator, knows who did it. It may be a witness who hasn’t come forward, a person who heard a casual remark implicating someone, or even a friend who heard the misguided offender bragging about their irresponsible criminal act. If you are one of those people who have information that can help solve a crime, Crime Stoppers wants to hear from you. This week we’re looking for information about an armed robbery to a pizza delivery driver on February 17th at 7pm at the 1100 block of Reservoir in Springfield. Investigators are following up on evidence in the robbery which was committed by a black male in his 30’s who stood 6 feet one inch tall and weighed approximately 220 pounds. He wore dark clothing, grey knit gloves, sunglasses and displayed a chrome semi-automatic handgun.

If you have any information, make that anonymous call to the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427 or leave it on the Crime Stopper website, cashfortips.us. If you want to anonymously send the information to us by text, follow the instructions on the right side of the home page of the Crime Stoppers website.

Do the right thing, call Crime Stoppers.

 

Thieves Target T Mobile Phone Store

Four Subjects Grab Several Phones and Run

  • 15 February 2018
Thieves Target T Mobile Phone Store

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

February 15, 2018

 

Officer Mike Badger, for Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard counties

 

On February 12th the T-Mobile Phone store at Southwest Plaza on Veterans Parkway was victimized by a group of 4 persons who stole 8 cell phones and ran out of the business. The four thieves entered the store at approximately one in the afternoon and diverted the attention of the clerk before grabbing the phones and leaving the area on foot. This business, like most others, employs surveillance cameras and images of the perpetrators were captured. Crime Stoppers would like to help police break up this ring so if you know the names of these criminals or, if you may have observed the subjects running from the T Mobile store to their escape vehicle, Crime Stoppers would like to hear from you.

If the information you provides leads to any arrests, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $2500. It’s easy to leave an anonymous tip, just call the tip line at 788-8427. You can also leave a tip on this web page, or text an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, instructions are on this web page. ALL TIPS TO CRIME STOPPERS ARE ANONYMOUS TIPS, we don't need your name! 

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Burglary Attempted at Triple Play Gaming Parlor

Would-Be Thieves Force Entry, Leave Empty Handed

  • 1 February 2018
Burglary Attempted at Triple Play Gaming Parlor

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 February 1, 2018

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

A burglary attempt occurred during the early morning hours of January 10th at Triple Play Gaming Parlor which is located at the 1300 block of Stevenson Drive and Crime Stoppers is hoping you have a tip which will lead to the identification and arrest of the perpetrators. Investigators from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office believe that the persons responsible for the burglary may have been interrupted while the crime was in progress and we’re hoping someone in the community saw something unusual that they did not realize at the time may have been a burglary in progress.  If you know who this burglary suspect is (pictured on this page), let us know.

If you know, and leave an anonymous tip, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) if your information leads to an arrest. You can leave a tip anytime on the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427 or leave a tip on our website Cashfortips.us.

 

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