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One arrested, two still sought in Rochester homicide

  • 3 February 2016
  • Author: Coordinator
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ROCHESTER -- One man has been arrested, and the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two others in connection with last week’s shooting death of 31-year-old Matthew Grady at his rural Rochester home.

Armed Robbery to a Person

  • 29 January 2016
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week February 4, 2016   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about an armed robbery to a person that took place on January 15th in Springfield.  At approximately 10 pm the victim agreed to give a person unknown to him a ride during the frigid weather that evening. After the suspect got into the vehicle, however, he produced a black semi-automatic handgun and committed the robbery. The suspect was described as being a black male under 30 years of age with a thin build wearing a black jacket and a black beanie cap. He’d been seen in the parking lot of Shop N Save on North Grand prior to the robbery.   If you have any tips about this robbery in which a good samaritan was helping a stranger, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427. You can also leave a tip on our website, cashfortips.us or you can text a tip by using the keyword TIP672 and sending the information to CRIMES.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000 for anonymous tips that lead to arrests, help us solve this crime.  

1000 Tips in 2015!

  • 17 January 2016
  • Author: Coordinator
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  Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week January 21, 2016 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a series of burglaries and thefts at video stores in the area during the past several weeks. Break-in’s have been reported at Family Video stores in Sherman, Southern View, and at two locations in Springfield –one on West Lawrence at Durkin Drive in December and most recently on January 13th on South MacArthur. Some of the video stores were entered by unknown persons who stole cash from the business; others had cash stolen from the business. An adjoining business to the Southern View video store was also victimized in an armed robbery on November 26th after the video store had been burglarized in October. Police believe that these burglaries, robberies, and thefts may be related.  If you have any tips or can help police with any information about these video store incidents, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427. This website Cashfortips.us can also be utilized for leaving anonymous tips. For those of you who prefer texting, you can leave an anonymous text tip by using the keyword TIP672, then enter the tip information you have, and send it to CRIMES. Instructionsfor texting are also on this site. Tipsters can earn up to $1000 for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers today.    

Hit and Run

  • 7 January 2016
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week January 7, 2016   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties   On December 21st at 2:45 in the afternoon a red Toyota Prius turned onto Madison eastbound from MacArthur. After traveling a short distance and changing lanes to get onto the Walnut street exit, the Toyota struck a motorcycle which was also eastbound. The Toyota continued eastbound and briefly stopped at the Walnut exit near Douglas Park before continuing onto the exit. Police are looking to identity the hit and run driver and hope you can help. The red Prius should have damage near the rear wheel on the driver’s side and we have a photo of the vehicle will appear later on the Crime Stopper website. The motorcyclist was hospitalized for injuries in the accident.   If you can help police locate the driver or the vehicle involved in this hit and run, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward. Call our tip line with any help you can give us at 788-8427. You can also text a tip by using the keyword TIP672, then enter the information you have, and send it to CRIMES. The photo of the suspect vehicle will soon be on our website cashfortips.us, check it out and leave us an anonymous tip.    

Shooting

  • 31 December 2015
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week December 30, 2015   Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties   Springfield Police are looking to identify the person who shot a 36 year old male subject on December 26th, and Crime Stoppers is hoping to help. The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 at night at the 500 block of South State Street when the victim was returning to his home. An unknown suspect approached the victim from the side of the home and subsequently fired several shots at him. The victim was struck by two of the shots and is still hospitalized though the injuries at his time are not believed to be life threatening.   Crime Stoppers operates under the premise that “For every crime committed, someone saw or heard something suspicious and someone in the community, besides the offender, has the key to solve the case”.  If you can help police with any information in this, or any, criminal investigation-call Crime Stoppers. If you leave a tip and its leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1000. Remember, the tip line is 788-8427 or you can leave a tip on this website anytime. You can also text a tip, instructions for texting is also on this page.  
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