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Seeking information about 2012 shooting of Landis Bates

Seeking information about 2012 shooting of Landis Bates

Victim:Landis Bates
Location of Incident: 1510 Melrose
Date of Incident: August 18, 2012

On August 18, 2012 at 1:52 am the Springfield Police Department received a call reporting that a shooting had just occurred at the Sandtrap Tavern located at 1510 E Melrose. Officers arrived to find the victim Landis M. Bates, a male black DOB 08/25/89 lying at the northeast corner of Melrose and Foxbridge Road. Landis was transported to Memorial Medical Center where he died from a gunshot wound.

Armed Robbery - Circle K Service Station

Armed Robbery - Circle K Service Station

Crime Stoppers is looking for help in solving an Armed Robbery to the Circle K service station at 2641 W Monroe in Springfield shortly after midnight on June 6th. The clerk at the station was approached by a black male brandishing a knife who pushed him to the ground and demanded the contents of the cash drawer. The suspect was wearing a black heavy coat and winter hat, grey sweat pants, and a light scarf.

Mailbox vandalism

Mailbox vandalism

At least 15 mailboxes were vandalized at homes west of Veterans Parkway the past three days, police said.

Among the areas hit were houses near Old Jacksonville Road, Bunker Hill Road and Farmingdale Road, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.

Gas station on West Monroe robbed

A robber threatened a gas station clerk with a knife and demanded money at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the clerk was making coffee when a man carrying a knife with a scarf partially covering his face entered the store, located at 2641 W. Monroe St.

The robber ran toward the clerk with a knife, which had a 6-inch blade, and pushed him to the ground and demanded money from the register.

Theft: Money taken from cash registers

Theft: Money taken from cash registers

Crime Stoppers is looking for help in solving a series of thefts from cash registers at retail businesses in the Springfield area which have taken place while the businesses are open during normal business hours. It’s uncertain how these thieves are accessing the cash registers however Crime Stoppers has obtained surveillance photos of the suspects committing the crimes. In the most recent incident on May 28th, over $3500 was stolen. Look at our website and see if you can identify the thieves -police have felony charges awaiting them.

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