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Crime Stoppers Thanks You For a Great 2016!

  • 2 January 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 December 29, 2016

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

Crime Stoppers thanks all of you in Sangamon and Menard Counties for your ongoing support of our program as we close out a  successful year. There was a dramatic increase in the number of tips from the public in 2016 and as a result, we saw a 19% increase in arrests from the previous year. In total there were over 100 arrests directly attributed to Crime Stopper tips leading the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers to approve over $30,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. As a further testament to people’s desire to get involved and help stop criminal activity in the area, there were over two dozen tipsters who did not want a reward even though the information they gave us resulted in an arrest.
 

Armed Robbery to Family Video on North Grand Ave E

  • 26 December 2016
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Armed Robbery to Family Video on North Grand Ave E

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
 December 22, 2016
 
Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.
 
This week Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information about an armed robbery to the Family Video store at 19th and North Grand Avenue in Springfield. In the robbery, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on December 16th, a white male in his 30’s wearing a tan Carhart  jacket over a dark gray hooded sweatshirt entered the business, indicated he had a handgun, and threatened to shoot the employees. The suspect was described as being approximately 5’11” with a medium build and had light brown or blonde hair. Detectives are reviewing surveillance video of the incident and ID technicians are processing evidence which was collected at the scene. Crime Stoppers is going to pay a cash reward to the person who gives information that helps identify the suspect leading to his arrest.
 
Call the Crime Stopper tip line at 788-8427 to leave an anonymous tip. We also invite you to check out the Crimestopper website Cashfortips.us, remember you also can leave a tip on the website. Let’s put this criminal behind bars.
 
 
 

Help Get Stolen Weapons Off the Street

  • 14 December 2016
  • Author: Coordinator
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Help Get Stolen Weapons Off the Street

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week December 15, 2016 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties. Crime Stoppers is looking for information about guns which were stolen in a burglary to Letz Hunt and Sport in October. Some of these guns have already been used in shooting incidents in the Springfield area and were probably the weapons used in a number of the recent armed robberies. It’s time for those with knowledge of the whereabouts of these weapons to come forward with information- before additional innocent persons are victimized or worse yet, killed. A failure to take action to prevent a tragic incident is something that just shouldn’t happen. There were 53 weapons stolen in the burglary and although police have recovered several of them, many more remain in Springfield and they need to be taken off the street. If Crime Stoppers gets information that helps in the recovery of a large quantity of weapons we might end up paying the highest reward we’ve ever paid in Springfield. Call us with your tips at 788-8427 or leave a tip on the website cashfortips.us. All tips are anonymous, all rewards are cash, and any information could help save an innocent life.

Armed Robbery to Metro PCS

  • 7 December 2016
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 December 8, 2016

 

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

This week’s Crime of the Week involves an armed robbery to the Metro PCS store on Stevenson Drive on December 3rd at approximately 6:30 in the evening. Two black males in their late teens or twenties entered the mobile phone store and robbed the clerk of the day’s receipts and left the business northbound on foot. The perpetrators both wore black clothing and masks; handguns were used in the commission of the robbery.

For some reason the thugs that commit these type of crimes think the small amount of money they get in armed robberies is worth the years they ultimately spend behind bars for their crimes. Common sense tells us that way of thinking just doesn’t add up. Let’s lock these criminals up so they have time to learn that simple lesson.

If you want to leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427 or leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stopper website cashfortips.us. We get tips and pay cash rewards to people who know right from wrong, and we fully respect all tipsters’ anonymity.

Betty’s Place Video Gaming Parlor Strong Armed Robbery

Betty’s Place Video Gaming Parlor Strong Armed Robbery

A Strong Armed Robbery occurred at Betty’s Place Video Gaming Parlor on Wabash Avenue shortly after noon on November 23rd and Crime Stoppers wants to help police solve this crime. Police have surveillance video images of the incident which began when a black female with a white sweater took a purse which belonged to a patron of the business. Another customer followed the thief outside and attempted to recover the stolen purse but was battered by the perpetrator who was able to escape southbound on foot.

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