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Lucy's Gaming Parlor on Sangamon Avenue robbed

Customer also Victim of Armed Robbery

  • 13 July 2017
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Lucy's Gaming Parlor on Sangamon Avenue robbed

Crimes Stoppers Crime of the Week
July 13, 2017

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

An armed robbery occurred July 12th at Lucy’s Place Video Gaming parlor on Sangamon Avenue and Crime Stoppers would like to help solve this crime. Shortly after midnight a black male wearing a surgical mask and carrying a silver revolver entered the business and robbed a customer. He then approached the cashier and was able to get away with less than $100 from the business. The suspect was described as having a dark skin tone and was in his mid 20’s. He stood approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing a maroon shirt and dark shorts.

Tips Needed in May 28th Shooting at Northside Barber Shop

Three Persons Treated for Non-Life Threatening Gunshot Wounds

  • 6 July 2017
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 July 6, 2017

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

With several of the recent shooting incidents solved and suspects in custody, Crime Stoppers would like to put the focus on this week’s Crime of the Week on a shooting which occurred on May 28th at Elite Barber Shop, formerly known as Got' em Faded Barber Shop, near Sixth and North Grand in Springfield.  Multiple shots were fired at the business shortly after midnight that night striking three persons who were inside. All three were treated for non- life threatening injuries however; the two persons who were responsible for the shooting remain at large. Detectives have developed several leads in the case but additional information could result in arrests. Crime Stoppers will pay up to Twenty Five Hundred Dollars if your information contributes to the arrests of the persons involved in this shooting and your identity would be kept totally anonymous.

Vehicle and Home Burglaries Increase in Springfield Neighborhoods

Tips To Avoid Being a Victim of Summer Burglaries

  • 29 June 2017
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 June 29, 2017

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

Police have taken several reports of burglaries in Springfield and Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that there are some basic crime prevention strategies you can employ to decrease your chances of being victimized. First and foremost, always lock doors to garages, storage sheds, and vehicles. So many crimes could be prevented by merely making your property a harder target for criminals to hit. Second, use security lights and motion lights at the exterior of your home and put lights on timers inside, criminals love darkness and always take advantage of it. These basic steps won’t prevent all burglaries, but they will help reduce crime numbers significantly.

Criminal Activity in Sales Exchanges from Online Person-to Person Sales Websites

Counterfeit Money, Fake Money, Altered Money and Robberies

  • 22 June 2017
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 June 22, 2017

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

Crime Stoppers wants to alert the public that in transactions originated on social media sites such as Facebook, Let Go, and Craig’s list, sellers have received look alike money - or in some cases- Counterfeit money - in exchange for their goods. Police have also taken reports in which sellers were robbed when meeting people who indicated they wanted to purchase items in these internet based person- to-person sales. Crime Stoppers urges you to utilize safe e-commerce zones, such as the one in the lobby of the Springfield Police station. 

You should also to examine each bill received prior to exchanging goods to avoid being victimized. Some invalid currency used in these transactions appears to be valid at first glance however if you look at it closely there are Chineese symbols on the bills or the bills are indicated to be Motion Picture currency. Although the Chineese currency and Motion Picture currency appears to be valid U.S.Currency, if you look closely at it you can see that it clearly indicates on the money that it is not legal tender. If you have any questions about the validity of currency you receive, hold it up to the light and check for a watermark in the paper of the currency that is not printed on the exterior of the bill.
 

Two People Sought in Retail Theft, Aggravated Battery at Mall

Five Month Old Baby Pepper Sprayed by Suspect

  • 15 June 2017
  • Author: Coordinator
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Two People Sought in Retail Theft, Aggravated Battery at Mall

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

June 15, 2017

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

Crime Stoppers wants to help police identify two suspects who- after being involved in a shoplifting incident at White Oaks Mall on May 25th- attacked and beat two people who witnessed the thefts. After punching and kicking the witnesses, one of the suspects pulled out a canister of pepper spray and sprayed the victims- and a five month old baby who was in a stroller nearby.  Police have surveillance video of the suspects and I’ve posted images on this website in hopes that somebody can help identify the suspects. In addition to being wanted for investigation of Retail Theft, these two suspects face charges of Aggravated Battery, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and perhaps Endangering the Life of a Child.

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