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Armed Robbery to Family Video on North Grand Ave E

Information sought in local shooting, resulting in death

Information sought in local shooting, resulting in death

Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about a shooting incident which occurred during the early morning hours of July 9th on Forest Avenue in Springfield. Sangamon County Sheriff detectives are investigating the shooting in which a person, who was sleeping in a mobile home, was shot by the occupant of a vehicle that drove through the mobile home park. The victim, who was not believed to have been targeted, died several days after being struck by the random shot. Detectives are analyzing security video from the area but need your tips to help solve this random act of violence.

Help support local Crime Stoppers efforts

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.

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Information sought in 2006 cold case (Freddie Williams)

Information sought in 2006 cold case (Freddie Williams)

Victim: Freddie L. Williams
Location of Incident: 11th & Reynolds
Date of Incident: June 8, 2006

On Thursday, June 8, 2006 at approximately 5:01 a.m., Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 11th and Reynolds for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Freddy L. Williams (M/B/10-23-47). Williams was conscious when officers arrived and he was bleeding from a stab wound to his chest. He said he had just returned home from dropping his girlfriend off at work. Williams said he was walking up to his residence when a black male jumped out of the bushes and stabbed him.

He told officers the suspect fled without attempting to rob him. Williams was transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center and was pronounced deceased at 6:10 a.m.

Seeking information in hit and run

Seeking information in hit and run

Police in Springfield are looking for information about a hit and run traffic incident in which a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle as she and another female were crossing the street in the crosswalk at 11th and South Grand Ave. The incident occurred on July 23rd at 12:45 am. Witnesses reported that the suspect vehicle was a newer model white Ford Mustang with black stripes along the top of the hood and trunk and the vehicle had an orange or yellow registration plate. The victim was hospitalized and is now recovering from her injuries.

Crime Stoppers Contributor of the Year Award - Chris Wollesen

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.

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