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Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Rewards

Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Rewards

  • 17 February 2017
Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Rewards

Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties has announced that its Board of Directors has approved increasing the maximum amount that individuals could receive for providing tips that help solve most crimes. It will go from $1,000 to $2,500. The maximum reward for information leading to arrests in homicide cases has been increased to $5000. The increases took effect immediately.

 

“Sometimes offering a maximum of $1,000 just wasn’t sufficient to elicit the information needed to solve crimes in our counties,” said Terry Farmer, president of Crime Stoppers. “By raising the maximum we are informing the public that they could receive up to $2,500 for their confidential information. It is important that we continue to provide an attractive incentive to help our law enforcement partners solve crimes quickly.”

The permanent increase to $5000 cash reward for tips leading to arrests in all homicide cases followed a program in 2016 which offered a $5000 cash reward in Cold Case Homicides.

As always, every payout for tips provided to Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties is handled on a case by case basis. The amount of each payout is individually determined based upon a number of factors as no two crimes are alike and several tips could be different for the same crime. For a payout to occur, the information must be of a nature that it leads to an arrest and it must be information which has not already been received and is not known by law enforcement. Information which collaborates or verifies investigative leads sufficiently to lead to an arrest can result in Crime Stopper cash rewards.

Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization, funded entirely by fundraisers and donations from citizens and civic organizations. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $2,500 for information resulting in an arrest and you remain completely anonymous. If you have any information about a crime, please call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427, or leave an anonymous tip direct to Crime Stoppers by following step-by-step instructions while on our website (www.cashfortips.us).

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Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

View Suspects in "Can You Identify" tab on Springfield Police Department Website spd.springfield.il.us

  • 20 January 2017
Springfield Police Seek Help in Locating Suspects in Criminal Cases

Local authorities are asking for help in finding people wanted for many criminal offenses. If you can identify any of the people whose images were captured on surveillance cameras and posted on the Springfield Police Department website , spd.springfield.il.us , take note of the case number which corresponds to the picture and call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427 to leave a tip.

If you can identify any of the suspects you can also submit a tip on the Crime Stopper website cashfortips.us or via a text message by typing TIP672 plus the tip information you have and send it to CRIMES. Do not identify yourself when leaving a tip, an anonymous tip number will be provided to you. All tips remain anonymous and are eligible for cash rewards of up to $2,500 if the information is not already known by police and it leads to an arrest. Homicide cases can lead to cash rewards up to $5,000. 

For a link to the Springfield Police Department's website click on the "READ MORE" button below. Once you are on the website, hit the "Can You Identify" tab.

IF YOU ARE THE FIRST TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS BY GETTING THE SUSPECTS IDENTITY AND CASE NUMBER TO CRIME STOPPERS, YOU WILL BE PAID A CASH REWARD. MAKE SURE YOU GET A TIP NUMBER WHEN SUBMITTING SUSPECT INFORMATION TO CRIME STOPPERS.

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.

Help support local Crime Stoppers efforts

  • 24 August 2016
Help support local Crime Stoppers efforts

Crime Stoppers brings a Crime of the Week to the public every week to remind you that as you are enjoying the freedom of living in a land that respects our individual rights and liberties, there is – and always will be - a segment of the community that attempts to avoid the laws which were created for our mutual benefit and the common good of us all. We offer cash rewards that help take these criminals off the street – and these cash rewards come from you through your generous contributions and fundraisers we hold.

Our hanger party, which is coming up on Labor Day weekend at the LRS hanger at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, is one of those fundraisers. We’ll always be out there helping to bring the criminals we mention weekly on the Crime of the Week and the hundreds of other law breakers, to justice. Please support our efforts and always remember the value of all of the tips that are generated on the Crime Stopper tip line with the rewards we offer through your support.

Click here to see our Facebook Event Page

Crime Stoppers Contributor of the Year Award - Chris Wollesen

  • 12 August 2016
Crime Stoppers Contributor of the Year Award - Chris Wollesen

The Outstanding Contributor Award is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the Crime Stoppers program. The Award is presented annually at the Illinois State Crime Stoppers Convention.

2016 State Fair Parade

  • 12 August 2016
2016 State Fair Parade

Another Illinois State Fair Parade for the record books! We enjoy participating in the annual Twilight Parade and appreciate having the opportunity to share awareness regarding our program. Thanks for coming out and cheering on Crime Stoppers. As always, if you have any information about a crime, "Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name!"

Join us for our 1st Annual Hangar Party

  • 4 August 2016
Join us for our 1st Annual Hangar Party

Please join Crime Stoppers of Sangamon & Menard Counties for our 1st Annual "Take Flight in the Fight Against Crime" fundraiser, Labor Day weekend, September 4, 2016, 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.

CrimeStoppers presented with 3 degree guarantee charity donation

  • 4 August 2016
CrimeStoppers presented with 3 degree guarantee charity donation

Every month, Storm Team 20 partners with Green Family stores for their 3-degree weather guarantee. If forecasters correctly predict the next day's high within 3 degrees, a local charity wins money. For the month of July, the charity of choice was Crime Stoppers of Sangamon & Menard Counties. We received a check for $2000 which will be used to keep criminals off our streets! Thank you Green Family Stores and Storm Team 20 for all you do in our community!

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