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.