Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
January 5, 2017
Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.
In recent years there has been a gradual, but steady increase in gun violence in our country and the loss of life continues to grow. On December 20th, 19 year old Alaysia Bennett was killed when a barrage of bullets was fired into a vehicle occupied by her and four other persons, one of them a 3 year old baby. The senseless end of this young girl’s life, a girl who had a bright future ahead of her, brings focus on the dangerous state of affairs we are faced with in the world today not to mention the near miss of an even greater unimaginable tragedy that could have taken place on that night.
Crime Stoppers wants to help police solve this case and help get control of this kind of violence before it gets even worse. We’re offering an enhanced reward of $5000 for specific information which leads to the arrest of Alaysia’s killer. Crime Stoppers will also pay an enhanced reward of up to $2500 for information leading to the recovery of weapons and arrests in the burglary to Letz Hunt and Sport in Springfield in October.
If you have tips, call anonymously at 788-8427 or leave a tip on this website. We’ll pay this $5000 cash reward if your anonymous information leads to the arrest of a killer, and we'll pay up to $2,500 if your information helps take these stolen weapons off the street and helps end foolish gun violence in our area.